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Impressive Chipboard Technique

A niggling idea would not go away..."could I impregnate muslin strips with paperclay and use chipboard to leave an impression"?
I had to find out:


Yay! It did work and the results were highly satisfying. I'm going to share the simple steps for a great impression and a piece that can be used as a tag or incorporated in mixed media work.

Here are the supplies:
Chipboard Elements  
Paperclay  
Inks and Sprays  
Gelatos  
Metallic Rub-ons 
Muslin Strips

Here is what I used:

 
I placed a thick chunk of paperclay over the chipboard element.


Then I played the muslin strips, left over from another project, on top of the paperclay. Pressing down to push the paperclay into the fabric.


Let dry over night.


Peel away the chipboard and save it for another project. Admire the impression.


Another look at the handiwork:


Inks will soak into the paperclay and the muslin. Let dry before adding Gelatos or rub-ons:


Ink sprays give a more intense look:


Gelatos and metallic rub-ons create visual interest:


On the other piece I added some glaze into the depressions:


I plan on trying this technique with all of the chipboard I have to have a stash of impressive chipboard to use:


The texture is so satisfying!


Thank you so much for joining me on this little technique journey. Our blog partner this month offers such an array of chipboard to test it on. Stock up! You'll be glad you did.
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Ciao for now,
-Trish Alger


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