Wednesday, 1 April 2015


Hi Readers, 
This month I entered into a competition for WOW. (Words or Whatever) 
I had to send a stamped, self addressed envelope to the company, I received some chipboard embellishments to create a project with and enter into the competition. These are the pieces I received.

Ii wanted to showcase the versatility of chipboard, and the many ways I use it in my Mixed media art. 
I carefully seperated all the chipboard pieces and started creating. 
The first part of my project was tracing around the backing piece of chipboard onto white cardstock to create some embellishments. I painted over them with acrylic paint, before cutting them and outlining them with black and white gel pens. 
The first product I made was an Artist Trading Card, I used paint and stencilling and glued my heart embellishments onto the card. 

I glittered some of the embellishments and used stamps and markers, then using some cardmaking supplies created a greeting card and envelope
My Greeting Card and Envelope

I created a bookmark by using sprays and spraying through the chipboard pieces like a stencil and highlighting with a white gel pen. I also used the backing chipboard to make a charm for the bookmark out of modelling paste. 
My Bookmark

Using the background chipboard again I used modelling paste to create a textured heart Tag, I used permanent marker to colour the chipboard piece for the stamped sentiment. 
My Tag

I coloured a piece of chipboard with gel pastels and used a stamped sentiment with scrapbooking papers to create a Postcard.
My Postcard

I painted the "family" chipboard piece with acrylic paint and used paint pen for highlights to create dimension. I used some of the embellishments I made and scrapbooking papers to create a scrapbooking page. 
My Scrapbooking Page

I painted one of the heart chipboard pieces with acrylic paint and paint pen and added some jewellery finding to create a Necklace. 
My Necklace

I used glitter and liquid glass on the other piece of heart chipboard and created a magnet. 
My Heart Magnet

I used Puffy Paint to create a magnet with the "hastag" piece of chipboard.
The Hastag Magnet

As you can see chipboard pieces are a versatile embellishment that can be used in many different ways. I hope this has given you some ideas on how to use your chipboard pieces. 

Thank You
Rainbow Gecko Gallery

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