Altered clipboard

I'm slowly but surely working through  the fun cast-offs I got at a salvage store, like this legal-size clipboard.

First I colored the metal clip with black alcohol ink, then I sponge-painted the board (front and back) with a few shades of blue and green craft paints.

I adhered a sheet of art paper to the front with Mod Podge, added a coat to seal it on top, glued ribbon and buttons around the edges.

Now it's a much prettier spot to clip bills that need to be paid or paper for a shopping list or a to-do list...or it would also make a super cute clip frame for photos or drawings to hang on the wall or door.