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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Winner Post - TPE272

Congrats to...
 
 
 
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And of course, we have a few unforgettables!
 
 
Thank You all for playing along and sharing your amazing talent with all of us here at TPE!

 Ella and the TPE DT

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE273

Happy Monday TPE Friends!!
Welcome to another challenge!
We have a Theme Challenge  
for you this week: 

  "Trick or Treat"
(You just need to create a Treat Container/Holder) 

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 Creations by






  Sheri Gilson  
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  Thanks so much for joining us!
  Challenges begin on Mondays at 10 AM EST and
  close on Sundays at 12 EST
  If you upload your card to SCS, PCP or any other gallery please use keyword TPE, but also add a link to it in Inlinkz (please show a photo of your card) so we are sure to see it.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Project Thursday: Chalkboard Clip Board

I have a bit of a Chalkboard obsession.

My latest project involved painting a set of Clip Boards with Chalkboard paint. 


I found these adorable Clip Boards in the dollar bin section at Target (they were actually $3 each).


There is even an upside down heart embossed on the clip.  Sweet.


Other materials I used for this project were:  Blue painters Tape, Wrapping paper, Mod Podge and Chalkboard Paint.

I find the spray can version of Chalkboard Paint to be easier to use than the type that is applied by brush (which always seems to leave rough brush strokes), so I used the spray version for this project.


 The hardest part was taping over the sliver clip.  Since it's permanently attached to the board, it's hard to tape off all of the silver portions (especially under the clip).


I covered most areas, but some of the inside parts are just going to have to get painted black.

You could certainly paint the entire board (including the silver clip) with the Chalkboard Spray for a different look, but I like the idea of keeping the sliver clip for contrast.  


It takes several coats to get good coverage - especially with this clipboard (the fiber board base really soaked up the paint).  After the paint has dried, remove the painters tape.

One perfectly painted Chalkboard Clip Board - done!

Love how the shiny silver clip stands out. 


For a little added detail, I used a sheet of newsprint wrapping paper to cover the back of the board.  Cut the paper to the shape of the clip board, brush on a layer of Mod Podge add the paper and smooth it out.  If the Mod Podge brushes on too thick (like mine did), it may be easier to drizzle it on and then spread with a brush. 

One final layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper gives a final protective coat (just be careful not to spread onto the chalkboard side).


 

I think they are just perfect as they are....


 ... but since it's almost Halloween.  I clipped on a few Bold Graphic Letters.


 And jazzed them up with some colorful ribbons.


Now they are part of our Halloween decor.


Thanks for reading along...


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Winner Post - TPE271

Congrats to...
 
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And of course, we have a few unforgettables!
 
 
Thank You all for playing along and sharing your amazing talent with all of us here at TPE!

 Ella and the TPE DT
 

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE272

Happy Monday TPE Friends!!
Welcome to another challenge!
We have a Theme Challenge 
for you this week: 

Black, Orange + Your Pick 

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 Creations by




 


 

 
  Sheri Gilson  
___________________________________________
  Thanks so much for joining us!
  Challenges begin on Mondays at 10 AM EST and
  close on Sundays at 12 EST
  If you upload your card to SCS, PCP or any other gallery please use keyword TPE, but also add a link to it in Inlinkz (please show a photo of your card) so we are sure to see it.

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