Username Post: Plain chipboard shapes        (Topic#1588357)
scrapchica
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Generally I've stayed away from the plain paper-bag-brown chipboard shapes as embellishments, because I just don't know what to do with them. In one of the page kits I got recently, there were several chipboard shapes. (This was a Disney kit, so was a set of mickey ears, a hand, a train, etc) I have no idea what to do with them other than paint them a plain color. Suggestions?


 
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adhesive and glitter!


 
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Cover them in paper...trace & cut away the remaining paper.

I especially like Joy's idea to cover them in sparkily glitter!

Cover in stickles...paint & cover in crystal gems...dew drops...

Embossing paper...glitter paper...craft foil...

A clear, shiny gloss or glaze (black, red or yellow for the ears) would also look pretty neat!

Depending on the look, you could even use ink, distress, stamp or send them through an embossing machine.

Individually embellish or alter them...

Add ribbons...buttons...washi tape...

Titles...journaling...

Mini photos...diecuts...punches...clipart

Add or create multiple layers or popdots.
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I like to stamp mine with acrylic paint and then use distress ink on top, the paint acts as a resist and gives it a really cool look. I usually use a metallic paint and an ink color that matches the project for a bit of pop!

I also use some of the techniques listed above, but the paint and ink is my favorite. Depending on the shape you can really mimic the design with your stamp choice. Example, use a swirl stamp on a bird shape, can look like wind or feathers


 
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If you are going to paint or stain them, it is best to give them a coat of multi medium or gel medium.....then your paint or stain colour will show true to colour....

A quick way to cover chipboard is by using strips of washi tape....
One of my favourite ways is to heat emboss.....You can add your embossing powder and right after you've heated it up and before it dries, sprinkle it with glitter....the glitter will stick to the embossing and it looks really nice!
Also, (maybe not so appropriate for Mickey) you can cover it with random pieces of tissue paper (using Mod Podge) and get a stained glass sort of look if you use different colours.....
I love using chipboard 'cause I love 3D elements to my layouts!


 
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All great ideas, plus my own favourite: paint them white with acrylic paint or gesso, and THEN add coloured Stickles. It makes them so bright and glowing.


 
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Thanks all for the GREAT ideas!! Really helping! I tried to use my embossing ink pad on the Mickey ears because I have black sparkly powder, but the ink didn't stick to the chipboard? So I got speckled heat embossed spots...


 
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What type of embossing ink are you using?
Because there is definitely good stuff and bad....

My favourite is the Versamark....it works beautifully everytime!
Also, the chipboard should look wet when you've covered it with the embossing ink, then sprinkle on your powder, tap off the excess, heat until it melts.....


 
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I need to try some of the fun ideas on this thread!! I love chipboard because of the dimension it gives to my projects. Adhere with foam tape (or similar) to get even more dimension!

In the past, I've colored it (using paint or ink or stain) then used multiple layers of UTEE. Gives an epoxy look. You can leave it like that, or stamp into the warm UTEE. I love doing that!

I've also covered it with foil tape, ran it through an embossing folder and used alcohol inks on it.

I also like painting it and stamping some kind of background stamp over that.

Have fun with it!!


 
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My favorite thing to do is heat emboss. It gives a nice, shiny, finished look.


 
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All of these are great ideas!


 
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These ideas are great! TFS! I need to buy a better quality embossing pad evidently. I tried using the Scotch brand quick dry adhesive to adhere loose glitter onto one shape. Messy. Any good suggestions on adhering glitter?


 
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Stickles is my good suggestion on adhering glitter!!

I'm not a big fan of glitter because of the mess, but sometimes you need a little. I've used dry glitter with scor-tape, but it isn't my favorite thing to work with.


 
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  • scrapchica Said:
These ideas are great! TFS! I need to buy a better quality embossing pad evidently. I tried using the Scotch brand quick dry adhesive to adhere loose glitter onto one shape. Messy. Any good suggestions on adhering glitter?



I use my Xyron to adhere glitter.... it's less messy if you use a tray as well...
If you don't have a Xyron, try double sided adhesive, sprinkle glitter, then rub off excess..


 
scrapchica
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I do have a Xyron in 2 sizes! Wouldn't have thought of that! TFS! Hoping to get some time in tomorrow to play


 
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Shoutout kiyawinn! Thanks for the embossing pad recommendation. It WAS the cheap pad I was using. I bought the versamark today and it made all the difference. SO pleased with the result of the black sparkly embossed Mickey ears! Even hubby said "that's cool."


 
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You're welcome! I'm so glad it worked!


 
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Glitter them.

Cover with paper.

Glimmer Mist.

Stamp.

Ink.

Stickles.

Crackle Paint.


 
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