Friday, August 24, 2012

Fabulous Friday chipboard challenge @ Frosted Designs

This week's Fabulous Friday challenge @ Frosted Designs is all about using chipboard, one of the long time staples of scrapping supplies.   For my project, I decided to alter these chipboard letters that have been in my stash for a couple of years.  I loved the style of the letters, but had trouble using them because of the color and pattern.
I started by sanding the letters to roughen up the smooth surface and remove some of the color.  Then I basecoated the letters with white acrylic paint, and once that dried, I added a layer of Antique Linen crackle paint.  Once that coat had dried and crackled, I lightly spritzed the letters with white mist to get the "beachy" look I wanted for this page.
I also used some old chipboard slide mounts that were printed with seashells and sand, distressing them with sandpaper and Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I cut the slide mounts in half, added some twine, and tucked them under the left edge of the photo.

We'd love to see your chipboard projects this week.  Just link them up to Frosted Designs for a chance to win a great  prize by this week's sponsor, Quick Quotes!

1 comment:

Neltine said...

Hi Brenda,

Wouw...what a great idea!! I have some much chipboard in my stash, and with also colors and I don't like:)
So thanks for this great idea:)

Your layout is also very nice and I wish I could still be there on the beach, but holiday is over...boehoe and work is waiting.

Have a nice weekend;)