I made the coolest discovery the other day during a marathon paper crafting session.
drum roll please…
(I am so stoked about this)
…that a cheap dollar store picture frame makes a darn, great wipe board.
You know, one of those things you can write down messages on with a dry-erase marker and all.
Let me just say it was pretty much a light bulb moment for me when I realized you could use dry-erase pen to mark on the glass. All you have to do is use a paper towel to wipe it off. Such a simple concept, but it never struck me ’til … well… the light bulb went off…. that glass was a good surface for dry-erase pens.
So, anyway, yeah, I’m all happy. I’ve been making these like crazy as fun, little gifts for special folks in my life.
And, for kicks, let me share with you one of my little wipeboard creations:
Here’s how I did it:
* I created an insert to fit inside my dollar store frame.
* I stamped all over the insert with a whole bunch of stamps. (FYI: All stamps here are from Art Declassified).
* I placed the insert back in the frame.
* I decorated the glass with rub-ons and chipboard. (Letter stickers work great, too. Stamps with Staz-on is good, too).
* Finally, I found a dry-erase pen (again, a dollar store find)… and wooooolah…. the project was good to go.
Anyhooo, I am totally stoked with this discovery. I’ve made a few stamp-y oneslike this. Others, totally paper craft-y like. You’ll have to imagine how those look for now cause I am just not ready to share those.
But, seriously, the possiblities are definitely endless for making these boards with picture frames.
I assure you that I definitely will be doing more of these in the future.
Anyway, yay, for light bulb moments!