Thursday, June 3, 2010

Chipboard Alchemy

Like many of you, I love finding new ways to use my supplies, ways to make them more versatile. And like a lot of you, I have tons of chipboard. Turning my chipboard into metal seemed perfect.

I started with just a few supplies; the chipboard I wanted to alter, an embossing pad, and some Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder.



I stamped my chipboard with the embossing pad, applied the embossing powder, and then heat set.



After the chipboard was cool, I rubbed off a bit of the powder.



I added a bit of Distress Ink in Vintage photo with my blending tool.



And I was left with rusty metal.



Which were perfect for photos of my son. I always struggle with boy pages. There just never seems to be enough embellishments to suit the men in my life. Being able to make my own really helps.


9 comments:

  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  2. Wow!! this is awesome Nancy!!!! They turned out so wonderfully!! I LOVE the LO of Brighton.. wonderful photos, colors and the chipboard accents are perfect!!

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  3. Oh how cool! Love the looks of this! TFS!

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  4. What a neat idea!!! I will need to try this!

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  5. Wow, those are really good and very realistic looking! :) will have to try with chipboard sometime!

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  6. Love the tutorial Pam thanks for sharing I will have a go!

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  7. Ooo, I love the way that chipboard turned out. So cool! May have to give this a try.

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  8. This looks relatively easy Nancy! I might have to try it and see if I can manage to not mess up embossing. LOL Awesome job on the tutorial!

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