Cover with paper (solid or patterned)
Cover with flock (use liquid glue and paint it a matching color first)
Stamp on it
Stamp and emboss on it
Doodle on it
Dress it up with other embellies, like flowers, buttons (after you paint or cover it with paper...or not)
Glimmer mist it
Use a mask to mist it with a design
Leave it plain
Um, that's what immediately comes to mind...but there's WAY more you can do with it! Of course, you can combine techniques as well
I mostly painted mine with acryllic paints. But i have also covered it with PP and then trimmed the edges with scissors and filed down the rest wtih some sandpaper or an emory board . You can ink the edges after that if you thikn the paper got to light colored
My favorite way to cover bare chipboard is to paint it with dabbers. The coverage is so nice, dries almost immediately and the dabbers are a cinch to use with no clean up.
ummmm I'm kind of a have to see it done kinda gal
Here's an example. The four butterflies (blue, red, green and pink) and the small white heart were all grey chipboard. I painted them with dabbers. Took about 10 seconds each, if that. Couldn't be easier and I think the result is nice.
I think using paper is too hard. you have to try and get the edges just right... but tissue paper, layered and wrinkled looks pretty good. you can just glue down the sides (like this) Smile! By Colombean