Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cover that old chipboard!

If you are like me, you have a variety of never used chipboard from sets, kits or special buys laying around not getting used because of color, print, or just plain ugly!!
It is so easy to cover it & make it a great part of your layout, card or altered art.

Just add adhesive to the chip( I have chose to cover the pre-printed side).
Then place adhesive side down on the backside of paper.
Let dry.

Cut around shape.. it does not have to be perfect!

Next I file the edges of the chip shape with a nail file! I find this gives me smooth edges, allows the paper to be distressed easily & can get into tiny spots!

Next, distress the edges to finish off the chipboard. I have made this one-time flower green to be used as leaves.

I then add other layers of covered chip flowers that have been cut,
filed & distressed. Some Stickles on top finish off the flower!

You can do this technique with all shapes! I find it is a great way to use those" less than loved " chip pieces.
Quick, easy & takes little materials!


Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

love that technique. Just like you, I don't cover just the plain chipboard but the ones that got color or print on them too. It's a great effect that stamping. love it. :)

Peggy said...

Hey Lynn, thanks for those step by step instructions, it's so helpful if you can see all the different stages of the process ...
xxx Peggy

Debbie ♥ ♥ said...

Great tutorial Lynn!! Wonderful detailed photos and easy to follow instructions!! Your work is just fabulous!!!
Have a great weekend!

rachelk said...

OMG lynn, thank you for this amazing post!! im laughing b/c i was actually going to start my own x mas ornaments today using the same technique, but didnt really know exactly what to do (i always try to "wing it", lol!) this is such a perfect description, you rock!!

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