Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Altering Chipboard with Glimmer Mist

Altering Chipboard with Glimmer Mist
by Tracy

This technique I am showing you today came by accident when I placed a piece of chipboard on some water .... I won't go there of why water on my scrapping table!

Grab a piece of acetate or similar product which won't soak up your glimmer mist ... (acetate acts as a resistant mat). 

Place your chipboard onto acetate and gently pour glimmer mist over the chipboard

With your fingers swish the chipboard over the glimmer mist until completely soaking it on both sides

Then with your finger nail or object with a point, like your tailor awl, peel apart the layers of the chipboard till you have the desired effect and then let it dry  ... it will take a few hours to dry depending on how much glimmer mist you have used

You can use so many different mediums to finish them off ... here are a few examples

For scrapware barb wire or scrapware chipboard cogs ink with silver or black first then soak in Silver Glimmer Mist for a metallic look (we did this at a recent "sold out" class here at my2angels)

And here I completed my first double layout in a looooong time (and probably the last time I got away with wearing a bikini!).  I have used a sheet of scrapware butterflies and Prima Madeline Parsley Place inside the doilys and for the main background Prima Madeline Parfait
(Reminder: Most of the Prima papers are 84c till the 30th June)


On this butterfly I soaked it in Marshmallow Glimmer Mist, then applied clear rock candy crackle paint and wiped jumbo java over it randomly ... I added one of our gold cabochons flowers and topped with a brown rose

and this one is soaked in Marshmallow Glimmer Mist, clear rock candy crackle paint and wiped with broken china ink (to match the broken china crackle paint on the scrapware doily frame) ... I also covered the button  with crackle as well

And for those who were at the Brisbane Expo a few weeks back you would have seen my sign I had made using this technique.

Ange from Scrapware made me an extra large Scrapware Natalie Frame which I soaked in Heidi Swapp Black Magic Glimmer Mist (gorgeous tone of gold through it) and in between the split layers I applied Golden Rod Stickles

For another example these butterflies have been soaked in Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mist and edges inked in black then finished off with clear rock candy crackle paint

I hope these have given you some ideas to alter your scrapware chipboard with glimmer mist


We had quite a few new scrapware chipboard products arrive in the past few weeks including a gorgeous wishing well, 3d wheelbarrow and watering cans ....  checkout our scrapware range here



amanda73 said...

oh wow love love this idea...will definitely try it

Moonie said...

beautiful beautiful work Trace!! Love the crackle on the chippy luv.. very effective.x