Tuesday, December 7, 2010

TIPsy Tuesday - Glossy Custom Chipboard

I love undressed or raw chipboard because it is sooo very versatile.  Typically, I paint it. Sometimes I stamp it or even leave it undressed.  When I paint my chipboard, I may add some distressing via ink or more paint.  Another great finish is to give it a glossy look with embossing powder.

To get these glossy letters:

  1. Paint the chipboard with acrylic paint.  One coat will usually do it. You can also color with ink - pigment inks like Stampin' Up! Craft work best.
  2. After it is completely dry, press each letter into a Versamark pad.
  3. Coat with clear embossing powder heat.  You'll get a nice glossy finish to the letters.
I keep an older Versamark pad for this purpose in case a little paint rubs off.  Another option for gloss is either Glossy Accents by Ranger or Stampin' Up!'s Crystal Effects.  I prefer the embossing because your letters are dry and ready to use.  No waiting.

The rest of the layout above will be in tomorrow's post.  I haven't been able to get a good photo of the entire layout in daylight.  Tis the season to be busy, busy...

Thanks for visiting today!

Ingredients:  Hip chipboard from Basic Grey
Acrylic Paint from Anita's
Versamark Ink
Clear embossing powder by Stampin' Up!

1 comment:

  1. Great tip! Those letters really pop! You are right, in this winter weather, good light is becoming harder to come by.


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