Hi there everyone.
Today I have three projects to share to show just a few ways of using the lovely chipboard poppy border from Dusty Attic.
Those who know me will know red is not a colour I use often but I do so love poppies. So it was worth giving it a go.
Chipboard is very versatile as it can be left raw, inked, painted, dry brushed embossed. You can glue matching papers to it and sand it back so you have coordinating embellishments etc. Really lovely way to enhance layouts and cards.I’ve even made 3D mixed media projects with it. I’ll be doing more projects based on chipboard in the next few weeks.
So I’ll just briefly speak about each project in turn and the supply list will be at the end. I only had one strip of the chipboard poppies but I just cut sections off. There was plenty of it to go around but it would also make a great border for a layout if you didn’t want to cut into it.
I’ll start with the art journal page/spread with my grandfather’s photos on it, because that’s the first project I did.
I actually had a poppy stencil from about 10 years ago (still in its packet, unopened 😂 ) so I used that. For this project, I painted the chipboard with gesso first so that when I came to painting on the colours, it wouldn’t all just soak into the chipboard which is very absorbent. I painted the poppies then dry brushed some white over to pick out highlights.
I only needed two small sections to add some drama to the page with the splashes of red.
The next project is the layout…
I’ve done a similar thing with the poppies as last time but I didn’t paint on white gesso first. I let the paint soak in so there’s a more muted feel to the colours. The poppies go so well with the dusty attic wheat.
And finally, with the last bit of my poppy border, I made this little tag. A fairy dancing in the poppies. This time I used metallique paints for a very vibrant look.
I may get more poppies as I hadn’t intended to paint all of them. I had some chalks out and some oxide distress inks but I never got around to trying them on the chipboard… next time perhaps.
Thanks for visiting the design team blog.
Till next time.
All other supplies are from my personal stash.