Hello and welcome to my October post, Leonie Neal-Dawson here today, sharing some inspiration with Imaginarium Designs Chipboard.
This month all of my creations have featured glitter! I know it can get messy and end up absolutely everywhere but really who can resist some gorgeous glittery goodness? It's so worth a little mess!
First up I have a couple of Christmas cards I put together and I'll show you how I like to cover my chipboard with glitter.
In the past when I've used glitter to cover something I find you can often miss spots and then what happens is you see the raw chipboard beneath the colour of the glitter and it doesn't look the best.
So what I do to counteract this is either paint or ink the chipboard first in the same or similar colour to the glitter that I'm going to use.
In this case I used distress paint which goes on the chipboard really easy and gives a good solid coverage in one coat. Green Glitter, so I used a green shade of paint.
Now here's where I have to work quick (because paint dries on the chipboard fairly quickly) and apply the Glitter before the paint dries. When the paint does dries the glitter is stuck to the paint. No real need to add glue of any kind.
By colouring the chipboard first if I happen to miss the odd spot when applying the glitter it doesn't mater too much because the overall effect is the same colour.
If you prefer (and sometimes I do do this) is apply a second coat of glitter.
Just paint some glue over the first lot of glitter and apply the second batch to achieve a thicker, heavy appearance.
My next project is a scrapbook page and I used some gorgeous doiley shaped chipboard pieces and covered them using the same technique above but using white glitter.
The Chipboard script words I used were painted various colours and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
Lastly I used some gorgeous gold glitter from Prima Marketing to decorate the phrase and arrows I used on the page below.
The Moroccan lattice was painted with Distress paints in various colours to blend in with the background colours.
And that's the lot from me today. I hope I've tempted you to get some glitter out next time
you're adding chipboard to your craft projects.
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