Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Stenciled Clipboards with Jessica Sporn and StencilClub

Hi - Jessica Sporn here to show how I decorated a plain old clipboard with the cool designs for November StencilClub designed by Mary Beth Shaw.

I’ve had this clipboard on my worktable for some time.  I covered the front and back with book pages and some punched shapes, and then gave the whole thing a light coat of gesso.  

I gave the whole piece a light coat of Key Lime Pie and Neptune Blue Acrylic Craft Paint (the cheap stuff!) diluted with water.  Then I used the 9 x 12 from Nov. Stencil Club and some Transparent Pyrrole Orange Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint to stencil next to the flowers.  The stencil reminds me of lattice!  I used Posca Markers to doodle on the flowers.  

I flipped the clipboard over, and used Phthalo Turquouis and a cosmetic sponge to pounce through the big stencil.  I went over the center of the design with the little stencil, using tags to mask off where I didn’t want color to go, in order to get a stripe effect down the middle of the clipboard.  I used the mid-sized squares from the small stencil with white, to play the the “positives” and “negatives” of these cool shapes.  Then, using Hansa Yellow Medium Golden Fluid Acrylics, I pounced over the back using the 6 x 6 square stencil.  After, I covered the entire back with Glazing Medium.

Then I proceeded to have a doodle party with myself!

I love my little clipboard!  
Hope this post gave you some ideas for using the November StencilClub stencils.  
They are so much fun and I see so many uses for them!  
Thanks for having me on the blog today StencilGirl!

Visit Jessica's Blog HERE.


  1. What an awesome clipboard! Love the idea!

  2. Love, love these clipboards Jessica! How clever and crafty! Thanks for sharing this wonderful inspiration! Blessings!

  3. Love these! Really cool gift idea too :)

  4. Such a neat idea.....just in time for Christmas.

  5. brought new life to that old clip board very cool, can't wait to my stencils

  6. This is a brilliant idea and your artwork is dazzling -- great colors; and great stencils for designing!

  7. How did you work without taking the hardware off? It looks seamless... and beautiful

  8. Such fun way to have a clipboard. I love this. Jess you are the queen of doodles for sure.

  9. These are so cool! Awesome idea... love how they turned out!

  10. Fantastic! So bright and artsy... off to pin!


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