Tuesday, October 16, 2012

2Crafty Chipboard Share

just thought I'd share my post on the 2Crafty Blog from last week.


Hello 2Crafty fans and welcome to my October post, can you
 believe it's October already.
The past two months have been a bit of a blur for me and now
we're into the last term of school for the year,
 so it's only going to get busier!

My big tip for today is prime your chipboard
All of the chipboard I used on these layouts has first been 
given a coat of Gesso. 
If you're going to colour your chipboard in anyway
 I find that a primer of gesso prevents whatever medium you are using
 from soaking into the chipboard too much and hence
 you get much more intense colours.

OK let me show you what I've been doing with the 2Crafty chipboard.

I found that by keeping the Title black it contrasted and stood out from the pretty blues and yellows in the layout, it also provided a simple foil for the rest of the detailed embellishments.

I used the 11" Flowery Swirl Frame and added texture paste to it using my favourite method, dabbing it on with my fingers. ;) Then I used paint daubers to colour the chipboard.
For the Birds in Flight I painted them with liquid pearls and then edged them with a metallic blue ink.
They provide a nice bit of shimmer against the matt of the frame.

Being October I thought it I would provide some Halloween inspiration.
I scrapped these pictures of my daughter looking oh so wicked! ;)

I cut a small piece of the Fencing Wire chipboard and dragged it through
 a puddle of orange mist I'd sprayed onto my work surface. 

My 'Wicked' title using the EveryDay Font alphabet got a spray
 of orange mist and a sketchy black outline to finish it off.

Now onto my wicked Broomstick Witch isn't she cute?
 I love the little curled up toes! After painting her black I dabbed some
 purple mist onto her dress, outlined her in white and 
coloured her face with a green marker.  All of the bats you see in the
 layout come in the same chipboard pack as the witch.
I used one of the circles from the crazy circle chipboard sheet 
 and painted it with crackle paint to create a moon behind the Witch.

My Third and final layout today I created for the October sketch challenge at

The Pink frame is called Lucy's Flourish and it's been sprayed with Dylusions mist.
Four of the Circles from this pack have been covered in washi tape and the rest of the circles were also sprayed with Dylusions mists.

And lastly the cute little Birdcage  which I added some patterned 
paper to after colouring it to jazz it up some more.

Well that's it from me today, hope you've enjoyed seeing these chipboard
 pieces transformed, and remember my big tip
  for today next time you're playing with chipboard.
Cheers, Leonie


  1. Beautiful projects Leonie. You have such a beautiful artistic style and a great way with texture.

  2. Fantastic post Leonie, great layouts & as always great tips too. Di xo

  3. Everything you have done to the chippies looks gorgeous! Love all the layouts!!!

  4. Oh wow. The flow and design of your first page is just awesome. Love the florals and colours. The second page, love love that background and she is a super cute witch and the SUYS is just ace with all of those circles.
    You are so so clever.

  5. P.S. I hope you are tricking me and you are a Master.

  6. There you go again creating such beautiful backgrounds Leonie. Love your stuff! xx

  7. What a beautiful reveal Leonie! Love your first one especially. That plain black chippie is very striking!!