Thursday, January 5, 2012

Playing with WOW Christmas chipboard

Hi, I'm back again as promised. I wanted to show you how I decorated the Love Christmas Tree.
First I painted the tree gold. Then in a small plastic container, I started adding all sorts of "STUFF". About a tablespoon of Modge Podge, a sprinkling of gold and sand coloured glitters, some chunky German Glass Glitter in copper, and some clear Microbeads. Mix well.

I applied the mixture randomly, with it thicker in some areas. At this stage I had absolutely no idea what it would look like!

As it dried, the glitters started to show through.

And here's my completed layout. I used Teresa Collins new range of papers, and Martha Stewart scroll punch, and Spellbinders dies.

It's very sparkly in real life, I added pearls to the punched border and Christmas tree.
Till next time, ....happy scrapping!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ideas for decorating your chipboard.

Sadly, my time as a design team member for WOW has come to an end. I can't believe the six months is over already. It's been an honor to be on the team with such wonderful, talented, and inspirational ladies. A huge thank you to Suzanne for believing in me, and for creating such fabulous chipboard for us to play with.
I've got a few things to share with you today.

I embossed the WOW Angel Blowing Trumpet, covered it in Gold Leaf, and added some gold Stickles.
I painted the "Christmas Morning" title with Smooch inks, and added some glitter glue in similar colours.

I haven't completed a layout for my next WOW title, "Night before Christmas", as I still need to print my photos of the tree and presents from Christmas Eve. Once again I used Smooch and coloured various words. I blended the colours on "Christmas" from dark to light to dark again.

You can easy create this effect with inks, paints, or watercolour pencils.

I wanted to share a canvas I made for my daughter as a Christmas present. It has so many layers of mists, die-cuts, rub-ons, tapes, paints, and was heaps of fun to make. I used some Petite Alchemy Blooms and an Ornamental Flourish (which I cut up) , misting and painting them.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Gold, Opals, and more!

With my wedding layout I thought I'd glam it up a bit, using lots of gold, bling, and Opals.
I covered the WOW 12x12 Circle Frame Set with Opals (UTEE) in two colours to create a soft mottled colour.

I heated and added the embossing powder three times to build up the thickness. ( I left it thinner in some areas to create the textured effect.) I inked an embossing folder with Versamark and used it to press patterns into the UTEE before it cooled. (You can also do this with a stamp)

I heat embossed my WOW "And they lived happily ever after" title with two different gold embossing powders. I did this by inking only the "happily", and heat embossing it, then inking and embossing the remainder of the title with the other embossing powder.

I hope I've inspired you to try a few different embossing techniques on your WOW chippy.

Happy Scrapping,

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Playing with chippy!

Hi everyone, HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!  I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas, and wish you the best for 2012.  I've been so busy, and haven't updated my blog for over a month, so I have lots to share with you over the next few days.
I had a ball, playing with this gorgeous "Words Or Whatever" Christmas chippy! I pulled out lots of different media, pens, inks, paint, and other "stuff" and started layering. I started with the wonderfully detailed Christmas Stocking and the Candy Cane. I painted them with white paint, but only lightly so you can still see all the details. (The white background will make your colours brighter.)

I outlined the details with Nikko pen so it wouldn't run/bleed when I added water-based paints.

I added Iridescent Medium to the white parts of my candy cane and stocking.

I coloured various sections using glitter pens, and Copic markers (keep this away from the Nikko pen)

I added Smooch to other areas.

I added Smooch ink, & Diamond Dust.

And added Dimensional Magic to highlight certain areas.

I have another tutorial and layout for you which I'll post tomorrow (otherwise this would be the longest post ever!).
I hope you've been inspired to have some fun colouring your chippy.


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