This stuff is SO much fun to play with. It was really easy to ink up both the top and the sides because of the flexibility. I used one of the swirls on a project recently. If it had been chipboard, there's no way I could have inked the edges without breaking it or having it fray. It's also easy/cool to get a two-toned effect. You can see it especially with the harlequin pattern. Use one color of ink to get in the valleys, than rub another one lightly on the top to get just the high stops. Very cool effect. Definitely watch the video, LOTS of ideas. One drawback - elements comes with LOTS of shapes, probably not all of them are going to be your taste, so maybe you can share with a friend whose taste is different.
I just bought some Grunge Board today and it is already so awesome... although I am in just the playing mode right now! It is kind of like leather because it simply will not tear or break down! You can bend it, wet it, paint it, stamp it, heat it, whatever... the possibilities are endless. I spent a good amount of time testing the durability of this product because it cost quite a bit more than chipboard and I just wanted to make sure it wasn't just a fancy chipboard and I was not disappointed! I can wait to use this on some projects!!!!!!
I LOVE Grungeboard. It is so versatile and easy to work with. It doesn't bend, break or get creases like chipboard. It adds such a new dimension to your scrapbook layouts as well. Try using some Tim Holtz Crackle paint on it..you will LOVE it! You can paint it, ink it, sand it, hammer it, cut it, distress it, etc. etc! Grungeboard is a new breakthrough for scrappers. Add this to your list of must haves..it totally ROCKS!
This stuff is awesome! Grungeboad is a great new versatile alternative to chipboard. You can stamp it, ink it, emboss it, sew it... do anything to it, and it'll take it. It's also extremely resilient. You won't crumple it or put creases in it - it bounces back. As far as I can tell, unless you punch holes or cut grungeboard, it cannot be damaged. I love this stuff!
I've just about used up all the flourishes. I'd love a set with nothing but those but I'm using the other items too..the wings, the crowns and the hinges...eventually I'll find a way to use them. I colored some flourishes with my gold Pen-touch..worked like a dream. It is cool that they are so flexible. Definitely a product worth the price.