Hello! I am sharing a project challenge today. I was supposed to make a clipboard using Maya Road supplies and yes, when you see the photos you might think, "You cannot even use it for it's intended purpose because of how it is embellished."
Think of it as an example of a few different ways to use Maya Road embellishments. Whether it's on a layout, a mini album, or on a home decor item there are a few ideas to be found here. For instance that bedazzled up metal clamp. That is my favorite part of this project and what I want to concentrate on and share how I did this technique.
Maya Road has so many products that work well to do something like this. Imagine the same effect on a photo frame or around the edges of a mirror or on an ornament shape for your Christmas tree. I could name several other things too, like candle sticks or paper mache items that you might be using for a wedding or a party.
I began by sanding the metal clamp lightly to roughen up the surface a bit so that the items adhered well. For the adhesive I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. It's waterproof and dries crystal clear and can be used on various surface inclding fabric. Apply it on in small areas at a time directly onto the clamp, using a little bit thicker coat of it for bulkier items.
I started in the center and worked my way outward using some of the largest items first. There really wasn't a "plan" for the design, it just sort of happened as I went along, but the items won't bond instantly so you have time to remove them as you wish, but it can get messy because the adhesive is kind of sticky...but still easy to use and cleans up nicely.
The new Vintage Silver Amber Pearl Metal trinket and some of the Vintage Lustrous Button Jewels, and Oval Pearl Pendant worked great to use first. Then I filled in the spaces around them using the Pearl Bead Chain, Vintage Raspberry Beads, a few Trinket Pins like the Round Pink Pear Ball, Crystal Star Pin, and Cream Flower and Vintage Pearl Butterfly Pins.
I also even used a few softer items like a Velvet Point Blossom and some of the paper
Vintage Posies and Roses. I like the Velvet Resin Blossom on there too as it has a nice flat surface on the back. One of the best fillers for in between the larger items was the Vintage Rhinestone Trim as you can curve it around the other pieces and cut it off to whatever size you need.
I hope that this technique was helpful or gave you and idea to add sparkle and embellish up something fun. Thanks for stopping by!
Other Maya road Products used on the clipboard:
Shot through the Heart Chipboard
Super Nova Chipboard
Twine Cording-Saffron Yellow and Celery Green
Mini Canvas Banners
Lisa Uppercase Chipboard
Golden Yellow Ruffled Blossoms
Scalloped Frames Chipboard
Black Clock Rub ons
Ornate Butterflies Stamp
Trinket Pins-Pink Flower, Green Leaves, Cream Pearl Balls
Alterable Wood Buttons
Fabric Tape-Country Rose
Wood Skinny Spool
Vintage Measuring Tape Trim
Grannies Mini Wood Doily