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Clear Scraps - School House Message Board

Hi!  This is KC.  I am so excited to be designing for Clear Scraps and hope you will find some fun and inspiration in my projects.

This summer I was watching "Craft Wars" and fell in love with the little Red Schoolhouse that one of the contestants made as a playhouse.  So I was inspired to create a Li'l Red Schoolhouse from the gingerbread house from Clear Scraps Gingerbread Banner.  My practical side likes functional art, so I decided to turn this into a message board as well.

The "blackboard" is a Clear Scraps Coaster that I painted on the back with black acrylic spray paint.  While that dried, I cut brick red card stock to glue to the back of the house with Zip Dry Adhesive.  The blackboard is trimmed and bordered by ribbons, and the bottom of the house and top of the chimney are trimmed in washi paper tape.  I used a silver metallic Sharpie to draw the bricks on the chimney.  I decided I wanted a little more texture, so the white roof was done with DecoArt Snow writer.  This gave it more of a Christmas feel than I had intended, but I like the contrast of the smooth, shiny, slick acrylic against the matte white, snowy texture.

I used a white Wet Erase marker for the message.  This wipes off very easily with a slightly damp cloth or paper towel.  I have also added magnets on the back so this can hang on the frig or other surface.

Be sure to check out all the great acrylic products from Clear Scraps!

And please stop by my and say hello!


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Super cute...


Super cute!! I love it!

diana queen

Tooooo cute and clever! :D


what a great project!!

Rita Barakat

Cute project!!


such a wonderful project you've made


Very creative! Love it all...

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