Sunday, May 13, 2012

Metallic Chippies

We all know and love the MIC chipboard bits and pieces and there are so many ways to use them. You can colour them with inks, paints, stickles etc but one of my favourite techniques is heat embossing them. They look so cool and are great for finishing off any project.  Embossing powders come in all sorts but my favourites are the metallic look ones, which turn your chippies into little metal embellies! Yay!

For this project  I've created a basic tutorial

Firstly, very carefully cut down through the tiny tabs on the chipboard with a craft knife, don't try to push them out

I'ved used a versamark stamp pad to ready the chipboard for the powder

As you can see, my versamark pad is marked and stained, but all I use it for is embossing, so its not a problem!  Make sure there is a good coating of versamark or embossing pen or whatever you use on the pieces.  Then either pour the powder over the surface or as I prefer to, put them face down into the powder, which I keep in small flat containers for this purpose and it makes clean up so much easier.

Then turn on the heat!   I use a heat gun, as do most people. Make sure to hold the pieces down with tweezers or something similar or you'll lose them.

Aren't they cool? !!!

Now I made a little box following a You tube  tutorial by Tracy  Loves to Scrap so I won't go into the details but I used black card stock and some Graphic 45 steampunk paper, some nestability dies for some shapes and this is what it looks like.

Added the chipboard corners

And I used a chipboard filigree centre that I don't think is available anymore but you could use one of the fancy ribbon sliders or a mix & match centre. This I also embossed, then stuck a dew drop on it.   To make it act as a closure, I glued on a magnetic clasp underneath

Then finally some coloured chippie leaves, flowers, some mesh ribbon, and some butterflies also heat embossed.

And there we have a gorgeous little gift box !

MIC chipboard used


Chrissy said...

I just love his box Viv, what a fabulous tutorial, and such a great idea, they do look like where are my embossing powders!!...I'm inspired and want to emboss has been such a long time, thanks for sharing...


Trace said...

Gorgeous work Viv.

Kazza said...

Gorgoeus box Viv and a great reminder to use our embossing powders! So many things to remember.....

Scrappy Doo said...

Your embossed chips look great!
That would take me too long to do and I rarely use chip board... but totally cool!


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