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Tribal Pattern Decou-Page Paper Elephant Clipboard

Americana® Decou-Page™

Tribal Pattern Decou-Page Paper Elephant Clipboard
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Tribal Pattern Decou-Page Paper Elephant Clipboard

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Make a unique but trendy clipboard easily with awesome tribal decoupage papers!

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Grey Sky (DA111)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Neutral Grey (DAO95)
  • Zinc (DA304)

Americana® Decou-Page Paper™

  • Tribal (DP07)

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Matte Decou-Page (DS106)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • #6 flat brush
  • #1 liner brush
  • cosmetic sponge
  • scrap pieces of newspaper (or any paper you have laying around )
  • tracing & transfer paper
  • #1 round brush
  • script stamp (or stamp of choice)
  • medium clipboard


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Start with a medium clipboard.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Place Tribal decoupage paper face down, and the clipboard on top, then use a pencil to lightly trace the perimeter.
  3. Use scissors to cut the clip board shape out.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a 3/4" Flat brush and load with Matte decoupage then brush over the entire top of the clipboard. Quickly dampen paper and place evenly on the clipboard. Add more decoupage and brush the center out to get any air bubbles out and to also protect the paper. Rinse brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Then use a pencil to trace and transfer elephant pattern wherever you want on the clipboard I chose the bottom right corner.
  6. Then use a #1 Round brush and load with Snow (Titanium) White to base coat the elephant completely. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Then use #1 Round brush and load with Grey Sky to paint everything on the elephant except for the tusk and nails/ toes. Rinse brush.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Add scrap paper to put around your elephant to protect the background.
  9. Use a cosmetic Sponge and load with Neutral Grey to lightly pounce on the word stamp or stamp of your choice.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Randomly stamp your stamp of choice over the elephant. Wash Stamp. Remove scrap papers.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Use #1 Round brush and load with Neutral Grey and dry brush random shadows in ears, wherever there is an overlap, and underneath elephant. Repeat step only using a small amount of Lamp (Ebony) Black Then use #1 Liner brush and load with Zinc to add details and to outline the whole elephant. Rinse brush.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Use a ruler and pencil to trace a 1 cm border around the perimeter of the clipboard.
  13. Use #6 Flat brush and load with Neutral Grey to paint the border in. Rinse brush.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Then use #1 Round brush and load with Lamp (Ebony) Black to add tribal lines around the whole border. Rinse brush.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Once it is dry it is ready for your child to take to school and have a unique trendy clipboard!
    Step 14 Example
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