Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Few Layouts and a Fun Technique

Recently I started playing with a fun new chipboard technique.  It is really simple, and gives the chipboard a lot of depth.

I don't know about you, but having been in the craft mindset for a number of years, the diversity of supplies is often overwhelming.  I have so many bits and pieces left over from all types of crafts.  Here I put my old puff paints to work.

This is a simple technique that involves only a few items.  The chipboard, puff paint, UTEE and a heat gun.
Begin by painting a thick layer of puff paint onto the chipboard.  I find it best to spread the puff paint with a brush rather than the applicator tip as using the tip tends to clog the bottle.

After completely covering the chipboard with paint, sprinkle on your UTEE.  And now.....wait!  and wait, and wait.  I usually do this first so as to give the paint plenty of time to dry.  You want the paint to be dry when you go to heat set the embossing powder.

After heat setting, you are ready to go.  Such a pretty, textured feel to the chipboard.

I used the same technique here
and here


Now, if I can just figure out what to do with hundreds of pony beads.  lol




Mrs. Tristan said...

I absolutely love this idea!!! I have so many chipboard letters that are so different.. and altering them like this never went through my mind! Where do you get your puffy paint? micheal's? This is so awesome! Thanks for sharing this great technique

Amanda Sevall said...

Very cool look... I'll have to try it! I'm sure I have some sitting around somewhere. Lately I find myself thinking what else can I dump UTEE on and emboss!! :) lol

Heather Landry said...

I have puff paints, but no Utee. Darn it. I think you just enabled me again! I so want to do this.

Krystal Herbert said...

Very awesome letter, I will have to try that!

Jennifer Priest said...

Cool! You can do it when the paint is wet too you know--heat it with the heat gun. You just gotta be careful not to make it to crispy ;) LOL Love those pages!

soulstamper said...

Love this. Raft photo is so cute. Such a fun project.