How would you paint/decorate this raw chipboard?

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Posted 5/5/2013 by desertgirl in General Scrappin'
 

desertgirl
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Posted: 5/5/2013 12:49:13 PM
Please help. I have some cool raw (pale gray) chipboard shell shapes for my beach mini-album I am starting today. I need to paint or alter them in some way for the layouts. The colors in the album are typically beachy.

They are just too plain right now. Any suggestions?

TIA!

Katybee
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Posted: 5/5/2013 12:50:48 PM
Paint them a light yellow or tan. Spinkle them with sand and ultra fine glitter.



Michelle*GB
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Posted: 5/5/2013 1:06:07 PM
Maybe paint them cream and add little touches of gold (paint or glitter) to define the details?


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Posted: 5/5/2013 1:12:06 PM
Oh, yes. Both great ideas and they work with my papers. Thanks!

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Posted: 5/5/2013 1:21:05 PM
You might consider using a stylus to emboss pattern on the chipboard shapes. Then you could swipe on a color (ink or paint). Let that dry & apply another color & let it set up (just a bit) before wiping the shape. The second color will settle in the stylus-worked areas.


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desertgirl
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Posted: 5/5/2013 1:42:46 PM
Thanks, looser. I was wondering how to give the shapes some dimension.

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Posted: 5/5/2013 1:52:26 PM
Check out shimelle.com and scroll down a few days of posts. She just had a guest on there showing several different techniques for decorating raw chipboard
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Posted: 5/5/2013 2:13:02 PM
you could heat emboss it...



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Posted: 5/5/2013 2:23:14 PM
I would heat emboss them, or if they are simple shapes, cover them in a white glitter tape from American crafts and have glittery shells! But I'm a bit glitter obsessed, so that may not work for you..

I covered raw chipboard stars with glitter tape on this page if you want to see how it looks...

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Posted: 5/5/2013 2:24:59 PM
Check out the Blue Fern Studios blog for LOTS of ideas on how to dress up raw chipboard!


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Posted: 5/5/2013 3:34:25 PM
Lots of choices - I have ten shapes so I'll try a number of them. Thanks for the suggestions, peas!

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Posted: 5/5/2013 4:56:30 PM
Maybe use a mist spray and then use Distress Stickles or embossing powder to resemble sand.



Loydene
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Posted: 5/5/2013 8:36:10 PM
Skinny pleat pattern paper -- various coordinating colors.. modge podge the pleated papers on to various of the scallop areas or just one color on the entirety ... trim and sand off the scalloped edges so the scalloping shows --- I'm thinking of various colors radiating from a central point. I suggest the modge podge (tho' I don't usually use it) to help stiffen the pleats

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Posted: 5/5/2013 9:16:32 PM
Washi tape! I covered some chipboard tree shapes with different patterned green washi and they look great

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Posted: 5/7/2013 9:01:30 AM
Heat emboss - loving this on chipboard and wood veneer right now


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Posted: 5/7/2013 9:02:11 AM
Guess I should have read the answers before responding with same answer lol!


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