Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Brand New Technique tutorial to use with your Chipboard

Many years ago I saw a technique similar to this in a magazine. This is not the exact technique but my rendition since I have long ago discarded that magazine. I am not sure what to call the technique. Maybe MJ's surprise? Whatever you call it it is a great way to use chip board pieces. In my samples I used my Sizzix machine and cut from cardboard. I plan to do a contest with this technique soon so get your samples ready!

OK, lets see how this goes. Be patient since it is my first time at this.

Supplies needed: dye inks, coordinating A2 sized card stock in light color, tissue paper slightly larger than A2 size, Modge Podge, chipboard shapes, paint brush, background stamp or wheel that coordinates with chipboard and paper cutter.

Use either background stamp or wheel to create design on tissue paper.

Be sure to cover an area that is bigger than your A2 sized card stock. Set this aside.

Randomly attach your chipboard pieces to your A2 card stock.

Cover card stock and chipboard with light to medium coat of Modge Podge.

Lay you decorated tissue paper over the top of this and smooth out lines. Use a light touch.

Apply another coat of Modge Podge over the top of your tissue paper. Be sure to get the tissue to adhere to the edges of your chipboard. The tissue will get very tacky as you do this so do not touch too much or it will rip. After you are satisfied with the way your tissue paper is laying set it aside to dry.

Be sure to put is somewhere that it will not stick. If you leave it on the paper you used when applying the Modge Podge it will stick to the paper. I put mine on top of the bottle to dry.

After it dries, trim to desired size and attach to finished card.

I hope you enjoyed my first tutorial. Keep your eye out for that contest.

8 nice people left a comment:

Diane said...

This is really pretty!! Looks great.

papersunshine said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome. Love it! Thanks for the easy tutorial too.

Debi said...

HI! I'm a NEW Stampin Up! Demo and I have to admit I was skeptical when you were first starting this but I LOVE it! It's so elegant and SIMPLE!!!!
I look fwd to learning lots more from you!

Sheryl said...

great tutorial! and great idea!

Karen said...

very nice and super cute!!

Stevie~ said...

You've convinced me to try it and I'm a hard sell! Excellent tutorial. Keep up the good work!

NormaJ said...

This is a great tutorial. I am not
going to enter it this time, as I
am commited until tomorrow, but just wanted to say that I plan to use it, after I get some podge.