Monday, June 27, 2011

My2Angels - Chipboard Techniques

Hi girls, this week at My2Angels is 'Techniques With Chipboard'.  Tracy has some gorgeous Scrapware chipboard in store and they are all 10% off at the moment.  She also still has items on sale from 30-50% off, so pop on over and check out the store for some bargains!!!

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 & 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 & 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 & 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.

A Little Toot

Was so excited to receive an email from the gorgeous Irini last week... she asked if I would be happy to share my paper blossom ideas on her Get Creative challenge blog to introduce a new idea of a Creative Blogger on the 25th of each month.  Of course I said YES!!! and I was so flattered to be asked as the 1st Creative Blogger of the month.  Pop on over and check out the Get Creative challenge blog for some fabulous inspiration.




  1. WOW! Cathy..... What Gr8 techniques!!
    I may just have to keep on popping over & give some of these a whirl.....
    Thanks Cathy!!
    Have a Wonderful Week!!

  2. OH MY WOW Cathy...thanks for all the tips and show and tell...this is so inspirational..sometimes I am too scared to know what to do with chipboard...
    Take care and have a great week :))

  3. AWESOME techniques Cathy!! Thanks for sharing and CONGRATS on your Creative Blogger spot!!

  4. What great techniques thanks Cathy! Yup I've learnt the hard way that chipboard does need a coat of something before the misting begins!! Have a great week!!!

  5. Wow Cathy, chipboard never looked so good! Thanks for sharing these amazing techniques, makes me want to experiment right now! Hope you have a great week with the kids home on school hols!

  6. thank you!!!!!
    love love love your techniques!!!!!

  7. Wow Cathy!thanks for sharing!

  8. Great techniques,Cathy!!!Thanks for sharing them with us!

  9. More fabulous techniques!!!!!! thank you so much for sharing Cathy!!!

  10. wow awesome techniques with stunning results, i will definitely try these, thanks for the inspiration

  11. These are awesome techniques! The glossy ones are really eye catching! :) I am a new follower, and I would love for you to follow me too! :)

  12. Beutiful layout! love the touches of colour and the pretty flowers! Love the techniques!

    Tori :)

  13. thanks for sharing all your wonderful chippy ideas Cathy! Want to have a play now!
    Love your work just stunning!