One thing you may not know about me is I love to go antiquing! Well lately, I have been scouring my local antique store for an old fashioned wash board... I kept seeing ones with too high of a price tag, or the wood was broken etc...and then one day, I FINALLY found ONE!! It was $10 and in perfect condition!! I turned it into a message board using the Nikki's MESSAGES collection!!! And Nikki has some AMAZING cross promos going on right now and so on this project I used in some twine from The Twinery, some Basically Bare bits, a pearl from Want2Scrap, Beacon's Fast Finish Decoupage and Beacon's Zip Dry!!
Here is a step by step on how I created this!
Here is what I started out with - my old fashioned washboard and I also found a vintage spelling tablet for $1!!
First I painted the washboard and then added Beacon's Fast Finish decoupage to protect the paint from scratches etc...
Then I covered the little spelling tablet in the Messages papers and glued magnets to the back of it to go on the metal part of the washboard (I also added magnets to the back of everything that's on the metal part of the washboard!) I used Beacon's Zip Dry to glue on my magnets -
And here is the finished project --
And some close ups --
This is the front of the spelling tablet now - I added some twine from The Twinery to it!
And the inside of the spelling tablet --
The clouds are from Basically Bare --
I added Velcro dots to hold my mini-sharpies on here --
The bird is also from Basically Bare and again I added the Messages papers to it, and then added a pearl from Want2Scrap for the eye --
And here is a card I made for my BFF using the Exit Here collection!
And I was inspired by my fellow DT member Deana when she used the Exit Here papers to make a mini -- so I decided to make one too!! My family and I went to Disneyland last month, and I wanted to make a quick little mini to share some of my photos of our trip! I also used a light coat of Beacon's Fast Finish decoupage on each page before I embellished it, to make the papers more sturdy!
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