I started out with a chipboard sheet and ran it through my Bind-It-All before giving it a generous coating of white Gesso.
I then painted the chipboard using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints. I love how creamy they are and only needed to use one coat, a little goes a long wayy..
I wanted to keep a grungy effect and ran through the paint with a dry brush as it was drying..
I then added white dots using a Posca Paint Pen and then set to work building up a decoration using some of the gorgeous, gorgeous papers from Graphic 45's French Country Collection. The little flag banner is from a Jenni Bowlin sticker sheet.. they come blank so you can add you own message.
My kitchen has a pine/country feel to it so these papers work perfectly, I can see more projects to come using these fab papers!
Everything was given a generous coating of Modge Podge ... my NEW addiction.. everthing, EVERYTHING in sight atm is getting a coat.. I love this for sealing projects.
My finished notepad! I added a length of cloth and a pencil so it can't 'just' disappear... (to where all the hair bobbles go to... in our house!!!) some notepaper and a sticky magnet to the reverse side and it's already to go onto the fridge door..
Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.
Happy Tuesday, Gez