Sunday, December 11, 2011

My most favorite projects using Chipboard

Hello everyone!

Today I am posting this as a summary of what I have done with my chipboard on my projects. I am doing this to apply for the Imaginarium Designs Design Team Call! (Deadline is Dec 12th) I am always up for a good challenge and I thought I knew what to do with chipboard but after looking at their blog I feel I have a lot to explore and experiment with. I am very excited to get started. I would get started here...

Method # 1:  The chipboard on this layout has several things going on. It's inked in two tones, glittered slightly, and embellished with brads and ribbon. I love this layout!

Method # 2 - Hand painted with shimmer:  This ornament is all hand painted with a couple of different colors. To achieve the silver shimmer I spritzed it with silver glimmer mist and sprinkled it with a white perfect pearls dust. This gave it some texture as the dust absorbed the glimmer mist that was not yet dry, it hardened and gave it the sparkle like snow.


Method # 3 - Yarn: In the project below I took a large 12" letter C and wrapped a bulky yarn around it till it was covered. I love how it makes it just pop in this project.


Method # 4 - Crackle: Currently working for Helmar Adhesives I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with their crackle product... it's amazing! The next time you have some crackle on hand try it out on your chipboard. You can create several looks with it... it's all about how much you layer on and with what type of brush/sponge.

Method # 5 - Glitter: Here I am showing two ways to glitter... the first layout "Fluffy" is a grungy glitter where some of the chipboard shows through. I love how this counters the girlishness of the rest of the layout.

Here is a solid glitter. The difference is the types of adhesives you use and/or the thickness of the application of the adhesive. I have used the chipboard to create a label in a difficult area. I love the playfulness of  the letter fonts and the sparkle draws your eye to it.

Method # 6 - Paint: A simple coat of paint and maybe some light distressing around the edge with ink or a basic embellishment of pearls/gems can go far when the project needs a place to rest the eye in composition. 

 Method # 7 - Cover with Paper  - as you can see here though I also glittered the front and inked the edges of the letters in the title. I also love to play with different sizes of letters in my titles.

 Method # 8: Naked with a hint of Shimmer (glimmer mist spray)