Thursday, February 20, 2014

Chipboard Love

Hello everyone!

Do you love chipboard? I do.... I have this crazy addiction to chipboard. I love to add it to my scrapbook pages and cards and always have a large selection in my stash to choose from. My favorite chipboard in my stash is from Maya Road but there are lots of companies that have great designs available. You can always make your own using some plain chipboard sheets and your favorite dies or electronic die cutting machine.  



Today's project is a wooden frame that is altered with small chipboard pieces to create design and texture on the frame. This is an inexpensive project as this frame can be found in your local craft store for a dollar or two.

Pick out a selection of chipboard pieces. Remember anything goes - you can make it as fun and whimsical with rainbows and clouds or elegant with scrolls and flourishes!


Use a strong glue to adhere the chipboard pieces to the front of your unpainted frame. I used Zip-Dry on mine but any strong adhesive is fine. Allow sufficient time to dry.


Once your chipboard is completely dry, paint with a base color. I chose a creamy antique white. Let paint dry completely.


Paint over with a creamy brown color paint. DO NOT allow this to dry - remove immediately with a rag leaving some paint in the grooves and edges to create an aged, worn look.


The frame is completely dry. Add your desired embellishments. I added some pretty Prima flowers that I sprayed with Glimmer Mist to add some sparkle and shine.


Hope you enjoyed this project. It's one of my favorites and I can't wait to make some more. Hmmmm...... wouldn't this technique also be cool on top of a wooden box?


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3 comments:

  1. what a great idea on how to use up some of those chipboard pieces I have lying around!

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  2. So pretty, Lenore! I love the tone-on-tone look of the chipboard and frame. I want to try this technique!

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