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Monday, June 21, 2010


A friend of ours recently graduated from high school. When asked what she was planning to do, she replied that she wasn't sure. However, one thing she was certain of was that it would involve a clipboard. So that's what we gave her!

This started out as your generic hard board clipboard. Maria coated it in gesso and then wrote her name with an oblique pointed pen and walnut ink. We used an 05 Sakura® Pigma™ Micron pen for the tangles. Afterwards Maria coated everything with spar varnish.

So how did she hold open the clip? She tied it open with a bit of braided picture hanging wire. Brilliant!

Oh, yes, Maria discovered a new way to do 'nzeppel that we'll show you later.

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Anonymous said...

OH! how beautiful!! nzeppel is one of my favorites! I can't wait to see the "new" technique!

Carole Ohl said...

I think we can safely say that is the most beautiful clipboard in the world :) What a lucky friend you have!

trinity8419 said...

What a great idea! I love turning something utilitarian into something beautiful :-)

Lois Heinani Stokes said...

Maria you are a gift of inspiration to all of us.

Shelly Beauch said...

A sensational clipboard, to good to cover up with paper.

Judi - Julie's mom said...

Thank you Maria! Julie loves her clip board and is ready to take on the world!.... one stroke at a time!