Chipboard is a porous product. Therefore, thin liquids such
as distress stains and mists tend to absorb into the chipboard leaving little
if any residual color on the chipboard.
Examples of media that work well with chipboard are acrylic
paints, paint dabbers, Stickles, and colored gessoes. For use with stains and
mists, an application of gesso, either clear or white, will seal the chipboard
and allow the color to adhere.
For a textured appearance, you can apply a liquid adhesive
or double-sided scrappy tape and then dip in products such as Flower Soft,
glitter or even tiny glass beads.
Interesting effects can be achieved by layering your colors.
We like to use paint dabbers, but acrylic paints with either sponge pieces or
daubers work just as well. Dab a base color on the chipboard and then dab one
or more additional colors on the chipboard as well. This works so well when
trying to achieve a shabby chic look. One of my favorites is a black bottom
coat with gold or silver paint dabber dabbed over the black.
Be creative and have fun!!
We welcome special orders on chipboard. We maintain a
mailing list and notify our customers when we will be placing a chipboard order
so that they can make special requests. If you would like to be notified when
we will be placing an order with Dusty Attic, Blue Fern, Scrap FX etc, send us
an email and we will add you to our list.
Best regards, Helen and Kaye