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Ohio4HMom
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what do you do to decorate plain chipboard letters and shapes?

I searched the videos and only found 1 that really shows someone using paint and embossing powder.


 
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Oh, the options are endless...

Cover with paper (solid or patterned)
Cover with flock (use liquid glue and paint it a matching color first)
Paint it
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


 
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ok.... ummmm I'm kind of a have to see it done kinda gal

when you cover it with paper, is there an easy way to trim the paper around the letters/shapes


 
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  • KimKV on 07-08-10 09:58 AM
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I know you said you have searched videos, do you mean just here? Or have you tried Youtube?


 
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didn't try youtube.... I always forget about youtube


 
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Here's one:
http://www.scrapbook.com/videos/1039.html


This one shows running the chipboard through the Xyron 500. I have some chipboard that is pretty thick, so I would probably run the paper through the Xyron instead of the chipboard.


 
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  • Ohio4HMom Said:

when you cover it with paper, is there an easy way to trim the paper around the letters/shapes


I just lay down the letters and trace it onto the paper - then cut it out. You can file the edges with a nail file and ink them as well so they don't have to be perfect


 
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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


 
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  • IzzyB on 07-08-10 11:21 AM
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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.

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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.

The Blessing Baby By IzzyB


 
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you guys are AWESOME!

Thanks for the tips!

I found a BOAT LOAD of chipboard cheap at my local Pat Catan's (craft store - manufacturer of Darice stuff)

like 3 - 12x12 boards per pkg for $.50 each!


 
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  • Ohio4HMom Said:
you guys are AWESOME!

Thanks for the tips!

I found a BOAT LOAD of chipboard cheap at my local Pat Catan's (craft store - manufacturer of Darice stuff)

like 3 - 12x12 boards per pkg for $.50 each!


I found those at my Pat Catan's too, in Mentor,OH. I bought 5 diferent packages.


 
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Holy - that's an awesome find - good for you


 
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I'm going to attempt to decoupage patterned tissue paper to some plain chipboard...I'll let you know how that goes.

I also inked and chalked a letter just about to death for a project I did, but I don't know how to post projects on posts.


 
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i loOoove painting chipboard!
Culumpio (swing) By Colombean

hi By Colombean

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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


 
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I love the tissue idea! what type of glue did you use?


 
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You can pretty much do whatever you want with it. Inks, sprays, paints, paper, glitter, flock anything!!


 
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One of my favorite things to do with chipboard is to paint it and then doodle on it... swirls, dots, etc. I have yet to use one of these decorated pieces on a layout, but they are still really cute!


 
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