Sunday, 25 May 2008

Chipboard Basics - Adding Color to your Chipboard

As you know we've had a promotion on our chipboard for a few weeks. You can check out the details here. I've been meaning to put up some tutorials on how to use chipboard and am now just getting around to it. As a scrapbooker, I LOVE chipboard. It's so much fun - there are so many different shapes out there and techniques that you can do with it. It really is a very versatile product.

I am going to show you a few of the more popular ways to use it over the next few days and try to get a few samples of things I've done with the Book Basics, Clipboards and the Art Journals. I know I've got high hopes for this week! This coming from someone who is not a regular, or consistent, blogger:)

Todays tutorial is the quickest and easiest way to add color to your chipboard. The supplies that you will need are scrap paper, Dotto repositionable adhesive, chipboard and Craft ink. Now a couple things, most of us don't use Craft ink very often. It has it's benefits, this being one of them and there are several other fabulous techniques that can be done using them. I usually suggest to my customers, unless they are avid scrapbookers, to purchase the Stampin' Spots in Craft ink. The spots give you a nice variety. That being said, you will need to refill your spots more often than your full sized Craft pads. However, you can get a set of Craft spots and the complete set of Craft refills for less than you can the set of 12 full size Craft Pads. If you keep them stored upside down, this keeps the ink at the surface and nice and juicy and will prolong their reinking.
Now on to our project! The first thing you want to do is apply your repositionable adhesive to the back of your chipboard and adhere it to your scrap paper. This will save you from getting extremely inky fingers and from getting it on your clothing.

Now you are ready to apply your ink. As long as your ink pad is well inked, you just need to gently rub the pad across the chipboard and the ink will transfer. Here is a photo of it completely covered and still wet. It will take some time to dry. You can use your heat tool to speed up drying time but I find it alters the color of the ink so I avoid doing that.Now you are ready to finish your project! Here I've used Perennial Favorites, which fits perfectly in the four circles.

I hope you learned a thing or two and remember to check back tomorrow for how to cover your chipboard with designer series paper. Remember to check out pages 178 and 179 and get your chipboard at 25% off with your qualifying order. There's only a few days left!

Until next time,


Supplies: Perennial Favorites and Take Three stamp sets; More Mustard, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip cardstock; Mustard ribbon; Garden Green Craft Ink; Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Really Rust and Not Quite Navy Classic inks; chipboard piece from SU!'s On Board Accents.

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