Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tuesday's Technique #2

This is an easy way to dress up chipboard alphas and shapes as seen on this layout.
For this project, you will need:

Raw chipboard alphas or shapes, paper glaze, ink pad, fine glitter, clear microbeads (must be clear in order for ink to show through), and wax paper (for easy clean-up).
1. First, completely cover raw chipboard piece with desired color of ink by repeatedly pressing onto ink pad.
2. Place on wax paper and allow to dry 1-2 minutes.
3. Next, completely cover inked chipboard piece with paper glaze.
4. Immediately cover entire surface of glazed chipboard piece with clear microbeads.
5. Gently tap off excess beads and allow to dry for a few minutes.
6. Then, add another coat of paper glaze on top of the beaded chipboard piece.
7. Immediately after adding 2nd coat of paper glaze, use your fingers to lightly sprinkle glitter onto the chipboard piece.
9. Allow to dry completely!
10. Once chipboard is COMPLETELY dried, attach to your layout or project.


Suzanne (Suzwa) said...

Thanks for sharing this Tanisha! What a great way to dress up those naked little suckers:)

Conibaer said...

Great idea! TFS!

Cathy said...

That is a darling LO! Love the C/B's.

Tracey said...

What an adorable LO. thanks for posting the technique.

Mary Leeson said...

I love this layout and what a cutie! Thanks for sharing on chipboard letters.

chelemom said...

WOW! What a stunning LO! And your son is such a cutie pie!

Karen Bowers said...

very cool effect. thanks for having your layout fullsize so we can really peak at the effect!

Trina said...

what a beautiful page!

Michelle said...

WOW! Awesome layout!

malieta said...

Happy be-lated Birthday to you. I discovered your site through Allison's. Your layouts are great!

Doulanana said...

Love this and your tutorials!!

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