Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Techniques Galore!

Hey there crafty peeps.

Today I am sharing some more cool techniques with you from our clever team!

Solange loves a little sparkle

This technique is very simple but with a great effect. I apply Flitterglu with a 
sponge on the chipboard, then I put Megaflakes on it and after I use other sponge 
to polish it and remove the excess of Megaflakes.

Sonia creates the perfect white...
A crisp, white finish can be hard to achieve on chipboard. 
As chipboard is porous, it soaks up inks and paint meaning that quite a few layers 
needed to be added to get the strong white colour you were looking for. 
An easier way is using white embossing powder. This look was achieved with one layer
of powder. It's not a perfect coverage but as I like shabby chic / vintage it's perfect for me. 
However if you wish to fill in any spots you missed just repeat the process in those 
areas and you will have beautiful white chipboard in no time!

Leonie gives the perfect coverage
Paint Dabbers are one of my go to techniques for altering chipboard. 
With a few quick swipes with a paint dabber I can add colour and texture to chipboard. 
First I add a solid colour to the base and then lightly swipe another paint dabber 
over the surface to add a contrasting colour and some character.

And finally Tracey has used a technique to create some shine and dimension to your chipboard. Tracey has taken a tittle and has coloured it in using a Tom bow pen. Any marker can be used such as distress pens, and copic markers. After colouring it in she has used glossy accents to gently coat the chipboard in an even thin layer. You need to be careful not to stop the even flow of glossy accents while you are coating the chipboard so that you can avoid air bubbles. Leave to dry naturally for 30 mins then your shiny coloured chipboard is ready to add to your projects.

Thanks for sharing girls