Sunday, May 18, 2014

Home decor using Chipboard- by Keren Tamir

Keren here today for you again on the Blue Fern Studios blog.

One of the things I love about chipboard is how versatile it is. You can create so many different projects and ideas. You can alter it and incorporate it to so many types of designs.

I really love experimenting with new ideas on how to incorporate chipboard into off the page projects and home decor and that's what I've done below in both my projects.

A Perfect Moment
- Shadow Box Frame -

Recently I created two identical canvases using these images of my children picking seashells from the sand. I gave away both canvases as mother's day gifts so I decided to create a new project with the same photos to hang up on my wall. 

The Seaside Treasures and the Seaside Seashells were the perfect chipboard pieces to use for this sandy beach scenery. I used all the different types of seashells and the corals from the sets.

Each shell was covered with two different shades of crackle paint. This allowed the shells to look more realistic. I used some real shells and sand that I collected during my trip, too.

The Coral shaped chipboard from the Seaside treasures set was covered in Shimmerz Texturez to create coral that is similar in texture and colour to the real one.

I used two little chipboard birds that are perched on each side of the shadow box. I inked them in brown fluid chalk ink.

Finally I used two clouds from the cloudy skies set and thickly covered them in white Dazzlerz to make them look like clouds. I edged them in brown ink to create a shadow.

The chipboard title was inked with two shades of fluid chalk ink, 


Enjoy the Journey
- Door Hanger -

The second home decor piece I created was a Door Hanger for my scrap room. 
The project started as a tag but then I realized how cool it would be if I could use it as a door hanger for my door. That's why I attached two pieces of twine to the back.

I used two papers out of the Blue Fern Garden collection: Love Letters and Timeless.

The Grand Balloon was used as the main focus of this project. I primed it with gesso and then painted it with Shimmerz paint. Then I stamped it in black using a script stamp. Finally I inked it in two different colours of fluid chalk edgers: blue jeans and summer field.

I applied the same treatment to the title enjoy the journey. However once I had inked it, I rubbed some of the ink off to give it a worn out look.

So next time you give tags to people for a celebration or simply for any occasion, you could add a piece of string or twine in the back. That way people could display your beautiful tag by hanging it on a door or on the wall instead of it just going in a drawer.

How is that for a practical use?

Hope you enjoyed my home decor creations today.

Have a wonderful day!!!



  1. Karen, the canvas idea is so cool and whimsical. Love it!

  2. Such beautiful projects, I've been away on holiday but now I am hoping to join your challenges again. xx

  3. Great ideas Keren! So creative and fun ;) I LOVE the shadow box, love the shells and how you cut out the photos.

  4. You create magic in everything you make Keren! I just love your style. such gorgeous projects! Thanks you for sharing the idea!