Kathie finds naked chipboard so versatile, and there are so many die-cut shapes available these days that you’re bound to be able to find one to suit any theme scrapbook page.
The new Twiddleybitz pirate die-cuts inspired her to create a page using a photo she took some years ago, when she and her son first began borrowing from their toy library. The little wooden pirate ship was so sweet, and is still a firm favourite. Kathie has painted the chipboard with acrylic paints and added it to her page to give her pirate ship somewhere to “sail to”.
When it comes to using Twiddleybitz chipboard, Louise Williams is the queen! What a beautiful layout this is and the relatively simple design along with the fantastic chipboard really sets off those adorable photos
Twiddleybitz designs beautiful ornate chipboard pieces and Sue found them lovely to work with. There are many ways that you can alter the chipboard including paint, ink, glossy accents, glitter, Glimmer Mist and the list goes on. The chipboard clock on Sue’s page was altered using a soft aqua chalk ink on the clock image and Frayed Burlap distress ink applied with a sponge, to the filigree details.
The method was a simple but effective one and it worked well for the look Sue wanted to achieve for her school page. The Steam Punk Gears Corner piece was firstly inked with the same aqua coloured ink and then distressed somewhat with a Antique Linen distress ink applied with a sponge. Sue then stamped over the entire chipboard piece with embossing ink and applied a clear embossing powder. The chipboard was then heated with a heat gun to melt the powder.
Sue loved the look this gave it and will definitely use this technique again. Sue used the chipboard piece to embellish a page created for her son Bailey’s school year. She has included journaling about how it was a somewhat difficult year for Bailey but there were definitely highlights. Included in the little envelope on the page is a copy of the poem Bailey wrote, for which he was awarded a Highly Commended by the poet, Rupert McCall.
We have Melanie Forbes to thank for this “Lost and Found” shop. Mel has used Tattered Angels Glitter Glam to paint Twiddleybitz chandeliers, chairs and a mannequin and used them to decorate her shop. She’s used rusting paint on the Twiddleybitz fence, as well as on the side walls and roof of her shop. Finally, she’s added a whole load of bits and bobs from her stash, including old buttons and bottles. Amazing!
Mel Connell from Perth has used pieces from Twiddleybitz’ new steampunk collection to create a stunning beyond the page project. Mel used steampunk cogs and a few other bits and pieces like wings and a celtic cross. After spraying them with colour, she’s attached them to embellish her steampunk girl. The combination of blue with the aubergine and rich copper is stunning!