Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Going for the Gold

So I happen to have a lot more beach pictures than I do school pictures.  I liked the colors of the Chalk it up papers for these pictures of my silly family.

Title from the ArtBooking Cartridge, RDS 3.75", page 78.

Haven't decided on the right pictures for this side.  They layouts are the extra suggested layout in your kit instructions.

And while the Chalk it up paper is great - that's not what I'm so excited about on these pages.  See the hexagon embellishments?  I did that!  And so can you. I covered one with Lagoon Heart washi tape.  The small ones are retired resist chipboard that you just sponge regular ink on, then wipe with a paper towel.

But that plain white chipboard you have stashed away can be turned into a great embellishment with the pigment inks and even greater now that the gold embossing powder is back.  Just a few simple steps and you can color co-ordinate your chipboard to match whatever paper you are using!

First select your chipboard, your colored pigment ink, along with gold (or silver) and clear embossing powder. I stamped the little heart with black ink.
So many colors to choose from!  The small organizer and pigment inks foam insert are a great way to store them.

I just took the little pigment squares and dabbed them on the chipboard until I got the coverage I wanted.
I did get some Lagoon on the Sorbet, and wiped most of it off with a paper towel.
Then I took a pinch of the gold and sprinkled it on the wet pigment ink.  I shook clear embossing powder over the whole thing - all of this is done on the new All-Purpose mat.  Let the powder set for just a minute, then pick up the chipboard and bump the extra embossing powder off.  Wipe the excess off your mat and into the garbage or back into your jars.  Use your paper piercing tool to hold the chipboard down while you blow dry it with the Craft Heater.  Much better than getting your fingers in the way or blowing the little piece across the table (she says rolling her eyes, like that would never happen to her).

Such an easy way to add a lot of color and shine to a plain little piece of chipboard.  Give it a try!



  1. Oh yes...I am so trying it...ASAP! Thanks for all the details and pictures. LOVE IT!

  2. I really like that layout! SCRAPLIFTING!

  3. I love your layout and those hexagons are fantabulous! Thank you for sharing how you did them. I am definitely going to try your technique. This layout is a perfect example of how to use paper for a totally different theme.