Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Designer Showcase: Chipboard

Hello!  Welcome to another Designer Showcase Wednesday. Today we are sharing some projects using chipboard. Chipboard is a great way to add texture and dimension to your projects. You can get chipboard that is precut into all sorts of shapes, including alphanumeric.  Or you can get raw chipboard and cut it into shapes.

You can cover your chipboard with paper, ink it, paint it, mist it, or dress it up however you see fit.

You can also make your own chipboard.  By layering several pieces of recycled packaging, like a cereal box, you can make chipboard in the depth that you desire!

Let's take a look at the projects the Contributing Artists have shared today.

 This jaw-dropping beauty was made by Vicky. The fence, lamppost and frame create such a neat scene. The roses at the bottom and the vintage photo behind, really turn that frame into a window.

On this gorgeous page, Vicky has inked the flourishes, clock and title piece. The flourishes flow from the flowers like leaves. They look great on this page!

There is so much to drool over on this page by Heather!  She included the chipboard hearts and chipboard thickers in her title work. She misted the heart with metallic mist.  It gives a great sparkly effect.  I also adore the the black and white treatment of the photo.  It contrast so well with the Valentine pinks and reds of the accent papers.

Cindy shares a neat tip for the use of chipboard alphas on her page. She has used both the positive and negative to create her nifty title!  She also used a heart shaped brad to attached the chipboard house, making a really cute embellishment.

Pam shares 2 pages with us this week. In this first one, I really like the simplicity of the chipboard flowers and title work.  They really blend well with the super cool conversation bubbles.

On this second page, Pam uses a similar color scheme and more sweet chipboard accents. I love the glitter, polka dots and added color. I also really like the way she has accentuated the flow of her floral design by having her journal strips line up along the edge of it.

Chipboard is also great to use for making mini albums. In this first example, I had used an old license plate to create the cover for a mini album of a trip to the Jersey Shore. I cut chipboard to make the pages of the album.

This mini album was plain chipboard. I painted, inked and sparkled it up to create this piece for a friend having a new baby.

We hope these give you some ideas for using chipboard on your projects.


  1. Very cool projects! I think designers' showcases are my favorite because you get to see so many different takes on the same product/subject.