Joyce really knows how to alter chipboard in some amazing ways. Here is a tutorial that she created. Prepare to be amazed at how she transforms a simple piece of chipboard into something awesome!
I. Paint the Chippie
Step One: Use white paint to cover your chippie and let the paint dry.
II. Ink Resist Technique on Chippie:
Step One: Stamp your image with one of two stamps on your chippie (use an ink pad that is archival or doesn’t run if moist).
Step Three: Apply your second stamp into your embossing pad and apply stamp image on top of chippie.
Step Five: Warm your heat gun, and then apply the heat to the stamped image until all areas of the stamp are raised. It will be hard to see the raised areas because of the clear embossing powder but if your heat gun is hot, you will see some shiny images.
III. Applying Distress Ink (three colors) to the embossed stamped image:
Step Step One: Use your lightest color ink and gently rub in with an applicator over various parts of the chippie; then use the next lightest color repeating the same process in areas that you did not apply the first color; and finally use the darker color very sparingly on other areas of the chippie as well. Sometimes I press in the color really firmly.
Note: The ink resist (the heat set clear embossing powder image) provides a barrier so that the original color of the chippie shows through. A large chippie with more chip space will lend a more dramatic look using the technique above.
IV. Adding Color Embossing Powder to the edges of the Chippie:
Step One: Using an embossing pen or a bottle of embossing fluid with a sponge applicator, add the embossing pen or fluid to the edges of the delicate chippie cut outs; sprinkle a color of embossing powder and set with your heat gun. In this example, I used two different colors to go with the green and brown theme paper I made. We’re not using the cornstarch pouch in this instance because we don’t want the lines to look clean or perfect.
V. Add embellishments such as pearls, rhinestones, Liquid Pearls, or Stickles on the chippie to your liking.
VI. After you have placed your chippie on your page, you can add further drama by filling up some of the negative space around the chippie by adding a mixture of glitter and micro beads. In this case, I have made a concoction in a small container consisting of brown/green glitter and brown, gold and green micro beads. Martha Stewart has delicious colors of large glitter.
I hope you give this a try and start dressing up your chippies for your journals, layouts and other applications.
Here is the final product. You know me, I just couldn’t photograph the dressed up chippie on a piece of plain paper for you. I created the background paper to give the chippie a home. I have to admit, I really love how that background came out. Maybe there’s a future tutorial if you like it too.