DIY Photo Display with Dry Erase Speech Bubbles

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Dry Erase Photo Display

My daughter often tapes her current favorite photos onto her walls, so I wanted to come up with a cuter way to display them.

This interactive photo clipboard brings her photos to life with speech bubbles. I am a little (lot) obsessed with speech bubbles, so this new stamp set by Teresa Collins has gotten quite a workout (most recently to make interactive magnets for displaying photos on the refrigerator). Speech bubbles just make everything a little more fun!

Use stamping ink designed to stamp on slick surfaces

I purchased dry erase adhesive sheets from the craft store to make the speech bubbles. You will need to use stamping ink designed to stamp on slick surfaces, such as a StazOn solvent ink pad.
Also since it is a slick surface, it is easy for the stamp to slide around. A trick I learned for getting a crisp image is to first stamp once on a scrap dry erase sheet (you can stamp over this one spot repeatedly throughout the project so you aren’t wasting a bunch of it) and then stamp a second time for your actual image. This will give you much more control. Stamp straight down and lift straight up. I also taped my dry erase sheet down to my work surface to be sure it wouldn’t shift while stamping.

Cut out the stamped speech bubbles leaving a border around the edge.

Cut out the stamped speech bubbles leaving a border around the edge. Then adhere the trimmed images to sturdy chipboard using Mod Podge (not on top of the dry erase surface). Allow to dry fully and cut out. Amplify® Mixed Media Shears are great for cutting sturdy chipboard.

Dry-Erase-Photo-Display-Assembled

Adhere patterned paper to a board of wood trimmed to desired length using Mod Podge. Allow to dry fully and trim off excess using a craft knife on a cutting mat. Paint wooden clothespins in a coordinating color and hot glue evenly along board. Hot glue a speech bubble to each clothespin. Now you are ready to get interactive with your photos!

Supply List

Patterned paper by Authentique

Mod Podge

Dry Erase Adhesive Sheets