Sunday, June 26, 2011

Techniques with Chipboard

Hi girls, Cathy here

This week at my2angels is 'Techniques With Chipboard'.

Here are some of the ways I like to jazz up chipboard.


You can use glimmer mist to make your chipboard pop and colour it to suit your LO. It helps to cover your chipboard with glue from a gluestick or a coat of white paint so that the mist doesn't absorb into the chipboard and stays vibrant. 

To achieve the technique below which I learned from the fabulous Louise Nelson in one of her classes, give your chipboard a coat of white paint and allow to dry, spray all over with Marshmallow mist first, then mist the top half with Pop Rocks mist
The chippie word I used is not Scrapware but Tracy has other words like this one HERE available in store.

Other ways to use your mists on chipboard are misting all over in one colour then add some splats in another colour over the top or try using more than 2 colours on a larger piece and blending the colours.

I also love to use my chipboard as a mask on a project, then you can use it again as an embellishment on another project... you get TWO uses out of one product!! 

Crackle Paint, Dry and Wet Embossing

Dry emboss your chipboard using your Cuttlebug Embossing Folders to add some texture, then swipe over with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink to define the embossed effect.

You can also get a similar effect with wet embossing by stamping over the Mini Marilyn Bloom chipboard with a pigment ink, then using clear embossing powder to define the stamped image.

Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint is another way to get some fab texture on your chipboard. Just paint over the top and allow to dry.

I have layered both my altered chippies and tied together with some Bakers Twine and add a cute locket charm.

Glossy Accents and Rubons

Inkessentals Glossy Accents add a lovely sheen to your altered chippies. The 1st flower has been painted then topped with a Kaisercraft rubon and covered over with Glossy Accents. The 2nd flower has been covered with patterned paper, the edges inked, a rubon added then coated with Glossy Accents.

I coated one of the smaller chippie flowers with Ranger Puffy Embossing Powder for some fab texture then topped it with a little pearl.

Diamond Dust and Crackle Medium

Use Diamond Dust to create a gorgeous sparkly embellishment by coating your chippie with glue and sprinkling a generous coating of Diamond Dust. 

Gently shake of excess and allow to dry. I then misted my flower with Turquoise Glimmer Mist for some yummy colour

Crackle Accent is also great for adding some grungy dimension to your chipboard. 
I coated the chipboard with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink and stamped over the top in black then added a layer of Inkessentials Crackle Accent for a fab vintage feel.

Hope these ideas inspire you to pull out some of your chipboard and have a play.




We finally received our Hambly Screen Prints (3 months after ordering them!) unfortunately there are some items missing from our order but you can see what we have in stock in our New Arrivals section

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