Friday, November 13, 2009

Chipboard Fanatic

(Archiving LM Blog Post-July 13, 2009)

I am one, and I admit it. Chipboard continues to be one of my favorite supplies. And making it look good is so easy too. Here are a few of my favorite techniques:

1. Covering with patterned paper. Spread a generous amount of adhesive (KI Gloo works well for this) on the piece of chipboard. Let dry. Cut around the shape with an exacto knife. (It doesn't have to be perfect at this point.) Finally, sand the edges. (Cut a nail file to a point to get those hard to reach areas.)

2. Spray with Glimmer Mist (or any other brand of spray paint). Even if it goes on unevenly, it seems to dry to a smooth coat.

3. And last but not least...PAINT! You don't have to be a Picasso to do this either. My favorite look is a base coat of color with final application of stain. Apply a thin coat of paint and let dry thoroughly. Sand edges (which will allow stain to soak into the chipboard). Rub or brush on a layer of stain, and immediately wipe away with finger or damp paper towel to give the desired look.

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