Thursday, June 24, 2010

Creative Uses for Leftover Chipboard by Dani!

I know we all have mix-matched, leftover chipboard letters from various alphabets stashed away, thinking that one-day you'll use them for this or that. Well now's the time! Use your old paper scraps and some paint to give them a makeover!

First, cut your scrap paper into a square a little larger than the size of the letter. Wad it up a few times and then open it back up again. Glue it to the letter, making sure to keep the wrinkles in it. For more wrinkles, you may want to do more than one layer, or use thicker paper/cardstock. Also, depending on the color of paint and the color of the paper, you may want to glue the patterned side down, leaving the 'back' facing up as the front of the letter.

Then, paint over the front of the letter. I, personally, like to apply a thin layer of paint so that you can see some of the paper below. Once it's dry, decorate it if you wish.



  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Such a cool tutorial! I'd have never thought to do that!