I was playing in my journal, my secret passion, and needed to create a title and a focal point for my layout. Now chipboard is usually really bulky to use in journals...
Check out my hack to make it user friendly.
I started by painting the background black with gesso. I picked warm colours and created a pallet to use and a complimentary colour. This time I chose green. It made me feel like autumn. Always a winning colour pallet in my books. I added some marks with the back of a brush to create texture, crosshatching and some circles in by watering down the left over gesso on my craft mat and used my fingertip to create dots with the left over colours. I used some printed words from an encyclopaedia to create a theme. This one is Mythological.
To add the chipboard, I used my scalpel to peel apart the layers. Go slowly so you don't tear the top layer. I then used a dry brush with paint to edge the chippy to create some definition.
Have fun creating and let me know how you go transforming your chipboard into exciting focal points.
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