hello, everyone. I am looking for chipboard for my cricut. I tried the grafix med weight and used my deep blade and it didn't go through. so know i am looking for a thinner chipboard. does anyone have any recommendations and where to get it. seems like i saw somewhere they carried it at hl. any help appreciated.
What about the cardboard-like backing that comes with some packs of paper? That's pretty thin and would work. If you're worried about the acidity, Hobby Lobby sells a "Make It Acid Free" spray by Krylon for about $5.
I recycle cereal boxes and other things like that for chipboard. I save it, trace, cut, and cover. Cheap and actually quite useful. It's sturdy too and not too thick. Haven't tried it with a Cricut though...
I've heard that even with the new Cricut blade, you still have to cut more than once for most chipboard.
Some chipboard is acid-free, some is not- get a pH tester pen to check things with- those pens come in very handy. If you do use non-acid-free chipboard and cover it with acid-free paper you should be fine.
I use the watercolor paper for chipboard. It comes in packs and is usually in the artist/paint section of the craft stores. My cricut cuts it in one pass. Sometimes I cut 2 images if I want it a little thicker.
I bring mine home from work. I get a LOT of mailings that have it in there to keep the items from being bent during shipping--I just spray it with acid free spray if it is going to touch my photo and off I go-- I tried cutting the thinner stuff with my WB and it worked in one pass--- Horrraaayyyy!