Monday, May 31, 2010

Creating Marble Chipboard with Paint

I picked up these plain CHIPBOARD alphabets from Kaisercraft from SCRAPBOOK STAR. They come in all shapes and sizes, UPPER CASE to use as nice BIG stand out initials and smaller one word titles and, and LOWERCASE to use in all circumstances.

I’ve had a chance to play around with these chipboard alphabets and all I can say is that they are great because of the fact that they are a clean slate from which to play. You can make them any colour, use products such as ink, embossing powder, glitter, UTEE, paint, or cover them with patterned paper.

Here is just one way you can alter your chipboard alphabets by creating a marble appearance.

Step 1:
Gather your supplies.
• Kaisercraft Chipboard Letters
• Ranger Paint Dabbers (Pool and Bottle)
• Cream coloured acrylic paint
• Paint Brush
• Glossy Coat (optional)

Step 2:
Apply a coat of Bottle paint by dabbing it onto the chipboard. Because of the scrubby applicator on the Ranger Dabber, you will get some texture on the chipboard. For a smooth, non-textured look, you can use a swiping motion.

Step 3:
Apply small dabs only of the light colour paint (POOL), until you get the desired look. If you applied too much, start over again with the darker colour (BOTTLE) and try again. Paint is forgiving this way!

Step 4:
With a paint brush, apply small strokes to the outer edges of the chipboard letter, going from the outside, in. OPTIONAL – apply a spray coating that will make your letters glossy, Mod Podge, or apply Ranger’s Glossy Accents.

Patterned Paper – KAISERCRAFT Rosa (Gypsy Sisters), Nadia (Gypsy Sisters)
Chipboard Alphabets – KAISERCRAFT Large Lowercase
Mini Alpha Stickers – KAISERCARFT Black
Triple Thick Glaze (applied to letters on layout)
Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know if you end up trying this - I would love to see your results.



Anonymous August 27, 2010 at 11:21 AM  

Love this idea! Would love some tutorials on how to use UTEE.

Maggie November 21, 2010 at 11:05 AM  

great idea, found your from where you are featured.