Thursday, 19 January 2012

Decorating Blank Chipboard

I have to admit I look at blank chipboard shapes and sheets and think "what am i going to do with that?" and I've lost count of how many pieces i've ruined along the way.

This month I wanted to share with you a simple way to bring your chipboard to life.

Over at Sarahs Cards I fell in love with these amazing cogs from the want to scrap range, I just loved the layers and the depth of each piece.

And here is the layout I created with the cogs

and closer images of the cogs..

To bring my chipboard to life i did the following;

1..Dry brush white paint all over cogs leaving plenty of chipboard still showing through.
2..Allow paint to dry
3..Use a black inkpad and add accents on black paying more attention to the edges to create depth 4..Add highlights of white paint
5..Add a few metal brads (I left a few holes blank for just not sure what this effect was)

Here is my complete supply list;
White paint
Liquid Pearls
Black inkpad
Chipboard cogs
Black cardstock
Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears
Adornit tiny blue alphabet
Thickers - Hardcover, Aquatic
Bakers Twine, Aqua
Ruby Rock It - Bella Paper Boy, Cogs
Ruby Rock It - Bella Paper Boy, Collage
Ruby Rock It - Bella Paper Boy, Token
Ruby Rock It - Bella Paper Boy,4x4
Ruby Rock It - Bella Paper Boy, Superstar
Ruby Rock It - Bella paper boy, Borders
Maya Road Zip Trim, Sea Blue


Jenga said...

Wow what bright blue eyes! He's a cutie x

Paper thoughts said...

Love the way you made the cog look like metal. I'm scrapping on a buget so i cant really afford £4.99 for an embellishment but i'm going to put it on my birthday list & hope you still have some in June !