Rhinestone clipboard tutorial

This was a fun project to do….

I used:

A clipboard

DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint

Decoart Creme Wax

A DecoArt Stencil – Cafe Paris 

DecoArt Multi Purpose Sealer

Rhinestones, pearls, swarovski crystals, a ceramic rose and pieces of vintage jewellery

Adhesive – I used Araldite

Cocktail sticks

A small piece of lint-free cloth

A stencil brush

A paint brush

I gave the clipboard board one coat of DecoArt Multi Purpose Sealer (use a cork or something small to hold the clip open whilst the sealer and paint dries – and move it around between coats)

then two coats of DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint – the colour I used is called Refreshing

and added a stencil flourish with the same paint in Primitive

I then applied two coats of DecoArt Creme Wax with a soft cloth and, when dried, buffed it with a soft cloth

Next was the fun part…….I applied the pearls, crystals, rhinestones and jewellery piece by piece. I stuck them on in layers until the clip was covered and cut a vintage necklace to fit any awkward parts – I found it helpful to gently push each piece in to place with a cocktail stick

now I have a nice sparkly clipboard to complete my display set when I am teaching.


……..and I love it


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