Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

Mini Clipboard Keyring

Hello and Happy Spring! (we had snow this week in Cincy!!)

Today’s post is a  project highlighting both our April Frog Dog  Studio Kit and Amazing Crafting Product Clear Cast Resin part of our April Add on Kit.

and, of course…

And from my own supplies…

The Crafters Workshop stencil below (life shapes)

I can be a bit forgetful, especially when it comes to dates and times, so…when I opened the April Kit and saw the mini clipboards…a little message pad that would fit on my giant key ring came to mind.

Um, I confess, I misplace my keys sometimes  a lot…this is why I keep my keys on a BIG ring with a giant heart…to help me find my keys when they hide from me.

The small clipboard was just the right size to add to my ring, and will be a handy message reminder…it even holds a little pencil, in case I want to leave someone a note:)

I placed the stencil on top of the mini clipboard piece and used embossing liquid over it.

Next, I sprinkled the Alumidust powder over the top, tapped off the excess…

and used my heat gun to set.

I decided to try “mixing” the StazOn inks, by first pressing my stamp into the

Claret and then in the Blue Hawaii, and it came out a beautiful deep burgundy:)

I made a little message pad, and tied in this cute bee stamp with the words…“Bee Reminded”

Using a black Gelato, I added color to the edges of the clipboard.

Finally, I mixed equal parts A & B of the Amazing Clear Cast Resin (about 1/2 a TBS. each)

to cover and seal the front…giving the clipboard a hard protective surface.

Pour the two parts together, and then allow the air bubbles to rise, slowly stir until combined (no more visible “swirls”) and then carefully pour over the surface.  I used one of the popsicle sticks included to “encourage” the resin to spread to the edges.

Allow it to dry overnight.

As always, our April Kit provides countless project options!  I love to see how many different projects the design team comes up with using the same kit! I hope you do too, so keep “watching!”

 Stop by Frog Dog Studio!

Happy Spring!

Sue



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