Altered Skateboard July Cricut 2012 Boy's Christmas gift.This is the "Top Secret" (said in a low whisper while looking side to side) Christmas gift, that I made for my nephew last year, to help show off his skateboarding abilities. The poor guy didn't make it home for Christmas last year, and by the time he did make it home, the magazine had already requested the board for publication, It was published in the July 2012 issue of Cricut Magazine. SO he has only seen images of his present, and has yet to get to hold, or touch it! (LOL sorry Levi, but what's a girl to do when a magazine calls?) He's not quite as happy about that as I am, and I can't blame him, but since he loves me he has chosen let me live for now!
I removed the wheels, and spray painted the top black since I couldn't remove all the dust. (Not even a swiffer could have done it's magic on this board!) Then I added the paper, and sanded the edges so that it would appear distressed, or used. (Like the crack wasn't proof enough of that!)
Next I used my Cricut along with the "Dude" cartridge, and cut out the die cut shapes, and glued them together. If you don't have a Cricut you could always use stickers like I did on the second altered skateboard at the bottom of this page.
The state outline, and the "New PA" was something he had actually carved into the skateboard himself, (yes artistic blood flows through his veins as well) so I chose to highlight it by adding the blue paper to that portion. Since this board was curved I had to add small tacks to some of the cardboard embellishments to hold them in place, which only added to the "manly" feel of this project.
I will be adding Modge Podge to this skateboard, but haven't yet due to the shine that the Modge Podge gives the project, which makes it harder to photograph properly.