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.
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!