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Dec 7, 2011

10 Chipboard 10 Ways

Hello once again fellow scrappers! Today's post is one that I'll be storing under the Tips/Techniques categories on my blog. It's a compilation of just a few different ways that chipboard can be altered to give it a certain texture or effect. These 10 pages are a combination of 10 fave pages of mine & 10 different ways I've altered chipboard.

Chipboard has swiftly become a very popular embellishment for pages/projects because it's very versatile & can be altered in so many ways. It can be painted, misted, inked, embossed (both dry & wet)--you can alter it with a variety of different mixed media and I'm sure there are several more ways that I haven't listed or even tried myself yet. I know there are many other talented scrappers out there that have already altered their chippies in very creative ways. These are just a few that I've personally experimented with.

This post also allowed me to backtrack & take a look at how my usage of chipboard has grown since I first started experimenting with it. So before I get anymore nostalgic...let's begin shall we?

First up my page titled 'Outlaw'. I believe this was the very first time I experimented with altering chipboard.

Technique: Chipboard was first inked with Vintage Photo distress ink, then heat embossed with Vintage Photo distress embossing powder & finally I spread a thin layer of Rock Candy Crackle paint. Result is a cracked, very shiny rustic texture. For bigger cracks, apply a heavier coat of the Rock Candy Crackle paint. A perfect addition for masculine pages without being too feminine!

Second page titled 'Opposites Really Do Attract'. I chose thicker components to alter the chipboard heart this time.

Technique: Inked the chippie in Vintage Photo Distress ink. Covered the chippie with adhesive & then sprinkled Martha Stewart brown leaf glitter on it. This glitter is also known as 'chunky glitter'. Once dry I carefully inked the chipboard (more like dabbed it on in order to not remove the leaf glitter) with embossing ink & then spread clear Ultra Thick Embossing Powder (UTEE) on it. Result is a thick yet very shiny texture. This technique is meant for chippies with wide surfaces...not for thin detailed chippies.

Third page titled 'Heart Breaker'. I took out my acrylic paints for this one.

Technique: Painted the heart entirely with red acrylic paint. Dryed it with my heat gun. Then with a brush I dabbed black acrylic paint. Dryed it with my heat gun. Next I dabbed it again with a bit of ivory acrylic paint. Then guess what? Yep, I dried it again with my heat gun. I'm not very patient! :-) Finally I covered the chipboard with crackle medium by Ranger. Result is a very cool splatter paint effect with a crackle texture. The crackle medium from Ranger results in larger cracks than with the Rock Candy Crackle paint.

Fourth page titled 'Love'. Let's hear it for Perfect Pearls & UTEE making it's second appearance.

Technique: Am focusing on the love birds only. I first painted the birds with teal acrylic paint. Once dry (yes, with a heat gun) I spread a bit of perfect pearls on it with a brush. Then I carefully dabbed some Perfect Medium on them (embossing ink can also be used) & spread some UTEE on them. Result is a very shimmery 'epoxy' texture.

Fifth page titled 'Bird Chaser'. This is a repeat of the above technique--however, the tree branch was altered slightly differently.

Technique: Bird was altered the same way as the birds in the 'Love' layout. As for the tree, it was first inked in Vintage Photo distress ink. Then with my finger I spread a bit of Vintage Photo distress ink followed with some Paprika Stickles. So the texture is a combination of Distress & non Distress Stickles. Finally I decorated the tips of the some of the tree branches with Frosted Lace Stickles.

Sixth page titled 'Priceless'. If you have border chipboard consider taking your crop-a-dile out, punching holes & using them for lacing.

Technique: Punched holes into two border chippies, inserted eyelets into the holes & then used the borders for lacing. By the way, I have a tutorial for the lacing seen on this page here, if anyone is interested.

To give the chipboard that blingy effect, it was first painted with black acrylic paint. Once dry it was inked with embossing powder & then heat embossed with Kaleidoscope Transparent embossing powder by Stampendous. Result is a shimmery, iridescent texture. This technique works especially well when you color your chipboard with dark colors.

Seventh page titled 'Essential Cog'. For this technique Distress Stickles are heavily used along with a bit of inking.

Technique: The light grey gears were painted with grey acrylic paint. Once dry, a very heavy layer of Pewter Distress Stickles was applied. Allow to dry again (you can always speed up any drying time with your heat gun). Finally, the edges of the gears were inked with Black Soot Distress ink.

Seventh B page titled 'Year 4' is another example of the technique used above.

Technique: I gave this one a 7B number since it's just another example of the technique used in the 7th page.

Eighth page titled 'Us'. Take out the mists for this one. Glimmer Mists, Smooch, Shimmerz...they all work.

Technique: The flourish chippies were treated with Cashmere & Pralines & Cream Smooch by Donna Salazar. Once dry, adhesive was lightly spread on them with my finger. Finally I sprinkled a bit of Fairy Dust glitter also by Donna Salazar on them. The result, a multi-colored soft effect with a bit of bling.

Bonus Tip: Take a look at the title 'Us'. The letters are also chipboard. To get the effect of a two-tone color on chipboard, first paint the chipboard with the lightest color. Once dry paint 1/2 of the chipboard with the darker color. Finally apply a heavy coat of coordination Distress Stickles. Where the two colors meet, slightly go over the border of the two colors with the Stickles--this will 'blend' the two colors at the meeting point.

Ninth page titled 'I Am'. Take out your stamps & embossing folders for this one.

Technique: The chippie was first painted with Jasmine Mix'd Media Ink by Donna Salazar. Once dry it was stamped with Faded Jeans distress ink & a French Script stamp by Hero Arts. Next dry emboss your chippie. I used a swirl embossing folder on mine. Finally I covered the chippie with embossing ink & heat embossed it with clear Kaleidoscope embossing powder by Stampendous. Result is an embossed stamped texture full of bling.

Tenth page titled "Girl In The Mirror". Once again Distress Stickles are used...but lightly along with Distress embossing powder.

Technique: Chipboard was first heat embossed with Vintage Photo Distress distress embossing powder. Then with my finger I rubbed off some of the particles to reveal a bit of the chipboard beneath. I then inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Finally I spread a light coat of Vintage Photo Distress Stickles.

If your chippie lends itself to it, why not dress it up with a bit of bling such as rhinestones or pearls.

Thanks for stopping by & taking a look. I hope this post inspires you to start experimenting with those chippies!


Cindy Gay said...

They're all great Kay! Love the use of chipboard!

rosette said...

c'est magnifique!

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