Saturday, 3 October 2015

Modifying Chipboard

Remember a couple of days ago I shared with you a scrapbook page I did for Off The Rails October Mood Board. Well today I am going to show you how I created the heading that was on that page.

As a reminder, here is the page.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

The first thing I wanted to share was a tip. Sometimes when making headings you don't always have all the letters you need, so you need to substitute. If you look closely at my heading above, you can probably tell that the M in family is actually an upside down W. And the L is actually a back to front J. I have had these chipboard letters sitting in my chipboard box for a couple of years. So naturally when I wanted to make the word Family, I didn't have all the letters I needed. You won't be able to substitute all the time, but you may be able to a lot of the time.

But the real thing I wanted to tell you about this heading, is how I altered the chipboard.

Here is a closer look at the letters.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

This is how I altered them.

First of all I coloured the chipboard letters using a sponge dauber and an ink pad.

Then I inked up the Hardwood background stamp with versamark.

Then I rubbed the letters with the Embossing Buddy,and pressed the letters into the inked up stamp.

I then sprinkled on White Embossing Powder.

And heat set.

There are lots of different ways you can alter the look of chipboard. This is just one.

Don't forget to enter our October Mood Board challenge. I would love to see you incorporate altered chipboard in it too.

Thanks for dropping by today.

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