|Posted: 1/24/2013 2:26:35 PM|
How do all of you cover the shaped chipboard albums? I bought a lot of them last year when they were on clearance for 10 cents but they seem to be so time consuming to cover. I think I just don't know a good way to do this, so I thought I would ask here.
Loc: Central NJ
|Posted: 1/24/2013 2:50:56 PM|
Cut paper larger than the shape. Put the adhesive on the shape or the paper. Lay the paper down and place the shape onto the paper. Trim around the page/shape close to the edges. Use a nail file, emery board to smooth the edges. Best if you use a downward motion along the edges.
ETA: if you use a wet adhesive, let it dry before you 'sand' the edges.
Loc: Castle Rock, CO
|Posted: 1/24/2013 3:09:43 PM|
Just what revirdsuba said plus I would recommend a spray adhesive to get the best coverage. You can also ink your edbes once you've sanded...this helps to make is all seem like one piece rather than paper on top of chipboard.
Loc: Da Burgh
|Posted: 1/24/2013 3:11:50 PM|
I usually just trace the shape and cut it out. Some people are gifted at adhering the paper and using an exacto knife to cut around it.
|Posted: 1/24/2013 4:35:38 PM|
I paint mine. It's easier and less time-consuming. I found I was not using the albums due to the work of covering them in paper.
I always embellish the cover after painting and letting it dry. My favorite color is cream but I've used others, too. I use a variety of paints - matte, glossy, anything, really. Martha Stewart's line of paints is a little thicker.
Sometimes, I mod podge it afterward.
Loc: River Ridge, Louisiana
|Posted: 1/24/2013 5:39:30 PM|
Cut paper larger than the shape. Put the adhesive on the shape or the paper. Lay the paper down and place the shape onto the paper. Trim around the page/shape close to the edges.
Then lightly sand edges to remove excess paper.
ModPodge over the paper and along the edges helps to keep it securely adhered.
|Posted: 1/24/2013 8:45:58 PM|
Thanks, I was using a tape runner and then trying to cut with scissors. I will try the spray glue too because I noticed it didn't seem like my paper was sticking well. I may try to paint too, I've got a lot of shapes to practice on...lol