5 Quick and Easy Chipboard Embellishments for any Project or Layout

May 2, 2007

5 Quick and Easy Chipboard Embellishments for any Project or Layout
By Lisa M. Pace

1. Crackle Effect. To create the crackled effect on chipboard I like to use Making Memories paint and DecoArt Weathered Wood Crackling Medium. First, paint your chipboard the color you want to peak through. In this example I used MM Lemon, Meadow, Daiquiri and Strawberries and Cream. Once the paint is dry, brush on the crackling medium making sure not to get too thin of a layer and set aside to dry, this will take a while 30 min. to an hour. Once your crackling medium has dried, lightly brush on your top coat of paint. I used MM Spotlight. Do not paint over the crackling medium more than once or you will paint over the cracks. Just lightly paint and move on to the next section. Once the paint has dried you can add Stickles or MM Glitter Glaze for a bit of bling or MM Clear Glaze if you want your letters to be shine.

Crackle Effect

2. Use chipboard as a stencil. Another thing I like to do is use the negative portion from chipboard as a stencil. Here I used the negative portion from a 12 x 12 sheet of chipboard to create this smoke embellishment. All you do is trace and cut out. This also makes for a great journaling embellishment.

Use chipboard as a stencil.

3. Create a vintage look. I also love anything with a vintage feel. This look is so easy to achieve. All I did was paint my Maya Road Scroll Corner with Making Memories Daiquiri paint. While still wet apply Making Memories Silver Glitter on top. Once dry just shake off the excess glitter and adhere to your project. Using any type of ledger paper seems to always give such a nice vintage feel. Here I used ledger paper by Making Memories. I cut out my hearts using Fiskars Pinking deco scissors and stamped the flower images with the new Journey East  Jasmine Clear Stamps by Maya Road and ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inks in Chestnut Roan and Creamy Brown.

Create a vintage look.

4. Use your pens. Krylon pens are really fun to use on chipboard. In my diet coke layout I painted some Maya Road chipboard letters using Making Memories Cranberry paint. Once dry I outlined the letters using a Krylon Silver Leafing pen. Talk about super easy. Krylon pens are so easy to use and really add a great pop of color to any project.

Use your pens.

5. Make a layered flower. To recreate this flower you will need a Maya Road Coaster Chipboard Flower and a Blossoms II Chipboard Flower. Apply pattern paper to both chipboard flowers, using sand paper or the BasicGrey File Set (perfect for this project) sand edges of flowers to make the paper flush around the edges. Now trace the Coaster Chipboard Flower onto pattern paper and cut out slightly smaller than actual image. Crumple the cut out flower in your hands and lightly smooth out. Next, attach the crumpled flower to the top of your Maya Road Coaster Chipboard Flower. Now attach the Blossoms II Chipboard Flower on top of the crumpled flower and embellish the center of the Blossoms II Chipboard Flower with a button that has been threaded with fiber. If you want to add a bit of bling you can randomly place some Star Dust Stickles onto your flower or lightly edge the petals with glue and apply glitter.

Make a layered flower.

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