Saturday, May 11, 2013

The beauty of raw chipboard

Hi ya!

I often hear less advanced scrappers say how much they would love to use chipboard on their pages, but that they are a tad afraid of doing that because they think it takes a lot of difficult techniques to make them look good.

The 3 pages I am going to share with you today, show how easily chipboards can be tailored to suit those who are still experimenting with techniques.

My first page is kept in a muted shabby style and the chipboards I have used have been dressed to reflect the same.
The Art Nouveau Frame was painted, misted and chalked in many different hues of alabaster, cream, peach, marigold, orange and brown to blend in with the other details of the page.

The Country Picket Fence was randomly and unevenly primed with gesso before misted. Look how weather beaten it looks! I just love when the raw chipboard peeks out.

Chalk is a quick and easy way of achieving any colour effects you want.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Art Nouveau Frame 
Art Nouveau frame (074332)

 Country Picket Fence 
Country Picket Fence (074561)

 Good Vibes 
Good Vibes wordset (074899)

The next page also shows quick touches to colour match your chipboard with the colour scheme of your page.

The Calligraphic Border was cut in smaller sections and painted in a couple of different layers of pink. Cutting up pieces make them last longer and can be used on several layouts.

The Fancy Fob Watch had the same treatment as the Calligraphic Border.The chain that belongs to the Watch will be used on another layout.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

 Calligraphic Border 
Calligraphic Border (074363)

Fancy Fob Watch 

Fancy Fob Watch (075148)

My last page shows again how beautiful peeks of raw chipboard can be. 

The Princess Window was not even primed before I just randomly swiped paint over it and then added a dab or two of gesso. The Royal Border - Large got the same treatment. Look how wonderfully their shape stand out.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Princess Window 
Princess Window (074578)

Royal Border 
Royal Border large (074615)

Thank you so much for your visit! There is still plenty of time to join in on our May sketch challenge - YOUR CAN FIND THE DETAILS HERE

Cheers! Eila


  1. Wow, such fantastic layouts!!

  2. Fantastiske LOer Eila!! Elsket den siste med hunden! Chipboard blir skikkelig lekkert med bare en "dash" med gesso!
    ├śnsker deg en flott helg!

  3. Eila, oh my, these pages are fantastic!! Gorgeous use of the next to bare chippies, they all look amazing!

  4. I always admire your signature look on your pages,"sophisticated elegance".

  5. Wow Eila!! The layers on your pages always amazes me!! These 3 pages are just so so fantastic!! I love all the beautiful details and how you placed them on your pages. Hope all is well

  6. oh wow. swoon. your pages are gorgeous and take masterpiece to a whole new level.

  7. Loving all the depth and details of the layouts, they are just beautiful. TFS

  8. Really love all these layouts! Great treatments on the chippies!