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angie girl
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I have a chipboard element I want to add to my page...but my page kind of has vintage appeal. How can I make the chipboard sort of distressed or vintage looking after either painting it or covering with paper (I do not want to leave it plain). Pictures of the effect would be nice.

Thanks so much.


 
Luvmyfam
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You can try sanding the edges, or the top, of the covered chipboard. I like to run my distressiing ink pad along the edges, and a bit over the top, too.


 
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Inking the edges would work too. I like to do that.


 
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Sometimes I ink the edges with 2 different colors or shades of a color to add some depth - then I sand.


 
anthonysgirl
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ink the edges or cover with pp and then take an emery board around the edge to distress it!


 
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I saw a tutorial vid on this site (can't remember the name of the vid) that showed using puffy fabric paint on chipboard and then heat embossing. I tried it and it was the coolest effect. I used black fabric paint and copper embossing powder. After applying the paint thickly I immediately covered it with embossing powder then heated it until the embossing powder sparkled. It made a metal/vintage look. Be careful after heating it though because the paint is still wet. Try it on a piece you are not going to use on your LO first, and if you like it then you can use it on the actual chipboard you're going to use. HTH


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I am thinking you can sand, hammer and ink to distress. I am just getting into chipboard myself. I have tons of it but never knew what to do with it til recently!! LOL!


 
Jennifer Priest
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Try painting it with crackle paint. Then I would use distress ink on a rag to rub the ink into the cracks.


 
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  • Jennifer Priest Said:
Try painting it with crackle paint. Then I would use distress ink on a rag to rub the ink into the cracks.




OOO, I like this idea! Thanks Jennifer!


 
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In response to angie girl

love my chalk and distressing ink - especially around the edges - but don't forget to sand first really adds aging factor


 
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What does your chipboard embelishment look like? I just finished a layout where I used the Vintage Photo distress ink to distress the edges of some cream chipboard brackets and flourishes, again using the blending tool.


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angie girl
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  • kariyava Said:
What does your chipboard embelishment look like? I just finished a layout where I used the Vintage Photo distress ink to distress the edges of some cream chipboard brackets and flourishes, again using the blending tool.


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Its the chipboard in my rice krispy treat lo. I ended up covering it in pp, sanding the edge, inking the edges with distress ink, then lightly sanding the top of the pp to rough it up a bit. Worked out pretty neat IMO. It's easier to see the sanding IRL, though, since I did it so lightly.


 
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I know that you've finished your LO but just had to mention that if you have a Cuttlebug you can make your own chipboard elements/alphabets with the Cuttlebug dies! And you have to try embossing chipboard with the embossing folders!!
Check out this LO! The word Pinocchio is made with chipboard covered with paper. Used Olivia, a cool CB alphabet!

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  • Morgaine Said:
I know that you've finished your LO but just had to mention that if you have a Cuttlebug you can make your own chipboard elements/alphabets with the Cuttlebug dies! And you have to try embossing chipboard with the embossing folders!!
Check out this LO! The word Pinocchio is made with chipboard covered with paper. Used Olivia, a cool CB alphabet!

Visiting Pinocchio



AHHHHH! Enabling! I want one of those!


 
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.....and there's lots of shapes too!! *total enabler mode*
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anthonysgirl
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i would take a file and sand around the chipboard and even over it a little.


 
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