Vintage Memo Board

Materials

  • Vintage looking frame
  • Burlap, 2 yds.
  • Homosote board to fit frame
  • TAP Transfer Artist Paper, 1 pkg. (www.transferartist.com)
  • Downloadable Images (The Vintage Workshop): Postcard; French Label
  • Glimmer Mist Metallic (Tattered Angels): Antique Brass
  • Manilla folder and tags
  • Vintage postcards
  • Yardstick
  • Small nails, three
  • Old keys, three
  • Upholstery tacks

Tools

  • Rubber stamps: Bonjour (Cavallini & Co.); postal
  • Pigment ink pads: black; brown
  • Cosmetic-wedge sponges
  • Liquid Nails Adhesive
  • Hammer
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Iron and pressing board
  • Computer and ink jet printer
  • Craft knife

Directions

STEP 1

  • Use craft knife to cut homosote slightly larger than dimensions of frame. (Note: Use caution when cutting with craft knife. Make several marks across board until it is cut.)

STEP 2

  • Cut burlap 3” longer than homosote board. Staple burlap to homosote, pulling taught across board.

STEP 3

  • Glue frame to burlap-covered homosote board. Let dry.

STEP 4

  • Use craft knife to score and break yardstick to fit across frame and glue in place.

STEP 5

  • Use computer to adjust vintage images to desired size, and follow manufacturer's instructions to print images on TAP. (Note: Text images must be printed in reverse.)

STEP 6

  • Follow manufacturer's instructions to transfer TAP images onto burlap.

STEP 7

  • Spray manila folder and tags with Glimmer Mist. Let dry. Ink edges of folder and tags with brown ink.

STEP 8

  • Repeat Steps 4 and 5, transferring images onto folder and tags.

STEP 9

  • Use black ink to stamp folder and tags with postal rubber stamp images.

STEP 10

  • Use upholstery tacks to attach vintage postcards and tags to memo board.

STEP 11

  • Use photo as guide to attach keys to board with small nails.

STEP 12

  • Place folder behind yardstick.
by Rebekah Meier
Vintage Memo Board
Vintage Memo Board