Saturday, 31 May 2008

Chipboard Tips, Tricks & Samples Oh My!

I apologize for this post being a couple days late. Where does the time go? Anyways, I have lots of information here to share with you. I will start with a few photos of some projects I've done using miscellaneous chipboard in the SU! catalogue. Keep in mind, some of these projects were created some time ago and use product that is no longer available through SU! The pictures are here more for your inspiration.

This first project is one of our On Board Bitty Books that I decorated with our Holiday Thyme dsp to showcase our Christmas 2006 photos. These little books are incredibly quick to decorate and fun to give as gifts. A friend of mine had twin girls and I made one for each of the girls, personalizing them with their name, date of birth and weight.

This next project is our 5x5 Art Journal, which I decorated before going on our Panama Cruise last year. I used it to document my memories and the photos I took. Another section was for notes that I made on the projects/demonstration that were done. This last one is our bigger On Board Art Journal. This is very similar to one that was shown at Convention last year. I loved the simplicity of it and what a fabulous way to use up scraps!

Now for some tips & tricks to making the most of your chipboard:

  • Stamp on it to create a pattern or use a background stamp.
  • Use craft ink to add some color. Simply rub the craft ink all over the surface. Then sand around the edges to create a worn look.
  • Use the negative space left behind as a letter on a page.
  • The negative space can also be used as a stencil. Simply trace or sponge on some color and then cut out.
  • Look closely at the negative space, on some letters, like the x, you will find arrows that can be added to your projects.
  • Cover chipboard with paper, vellum or fabric. Simply cover the area using a glue stick, adhere to chipboard, trim edges and then sand using sanding blocks.
  • Wrap it with ribbon.
  • Use Crystal Effects or sticky strip and cover with micro beads.
  • Add Crystal Effects to add dimension and shine.
  • Wrap with embroidery floss.
  • Cover with mess to add texture.
  • Mix alphabet sets with the chipboard for a unique look to your projects.
  • Use the large circle or large tag shape from the On Board Accents as a cover for a book/album.

I'm sure there are many more techniques, these are just a few that I've come across and tried. So pull out your chipboard and start creating. I've provided you with lots of ideas to get you started.

Until next time,


Supplies: All SU! products used.

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