Sunday, March 10, 2013

~Layout and Chippie Tutorial - Donna Salazar~

Hi Friends!! It's Mandy, and I am going to show you an easy way to add some more details to your chipboard pieces.  This will work with any chipboard.  I used this technique on a layout I did of my daughter.  The altered chippie is the one in the top left corner.
For this you will need the following:

1) Chippie of your choice
2) Inx of your choice
3) Craft Knife

 First I colored my whole chippie with Sage Chox Inx.
 Next I just did the edges using Driftwood Chox Inx.
 Now for this you can draw the lines where you want to cut if it makes it easier.  I do that depending on what I am cutting.  However, for this piece I just free handed my cut. 
*** Important***
Don't press hard, just press hard enough to cut through the top thin layer of the chippie. 
 Now use your knife to lift up that layer enough to where you can just pull it off with your fingers.  If you find there is a spot that doesn't want to come up, just use your knife to go over that area again.  Just a small amount of pressure will be fine.
 This is the end result.  I have done this in the past where I colored in the area I removed with a pen, however, this time I just left it natural.
 Some close ups of my layout.
 These pieces of wood are from the bits and pieces that drop off onto the floor by our wood stove.

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!!

Below you will find a product list along with some links.

GCD Studios Family Natural Beauty

GCD Studios - Natural Beauty Diecuts


Want 2 Scrap Rhinestones


Wood Chips


  1. Wow this is so beautiful, as is all your other work, I've just been enjoying looking at your blog. Teresa x

  2. Love the organic feel on this Mandy that coordinates with your photo! I enjoy seeing all your LO's of your girls. They're gorgeous! Congrats on your new grandson, too! He's darling!

  3. BEAUTIFUL WORK with the kit this month Mandy!! Love how you altered the chipboard!!!!



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