Friday, August 14, 2009

Make Chipboard Shapes S-T-R-E-T-C-H!

Happy Friday to you! I have a tutorial/tip to share with you today. This is a Thrifty Thursday technique I did for Urban Anthology using the August Tea for Two kit (3 left).

This is a really fun, shabby technique. Have you ever bought chipboard shapes and thought to yourself, "I wish there was more than one of this flower?"
Or . . . "I really love this chipboard mini-album, but I just don't make mini-albums that often."
Well, then I do have an idea for you!

I received this cute Maya Road flower mini-album in a kit I purchased. I'm not really a mini-album kind of gal, so I decided to use the flowers as accents on my page!

I cut off one sheet from the album and then soaked the chipboard flower in water for a minute.



Next I pulled the layers apart, so I had several flowers. Maya Road album pages are particularly thick, so I was able to get FIVE multi-layered flowers from ONE page!!! WOW!!!
Next I scrunched them up and shaped them and dried them with my heat gun. Here is what they look like.



I painted two of them with White Distress Paint (one is in the top left of the previous photo) and then coated them with a layer of Hi Ho Silver Blingz by Shimmerz.
Layer some other flowers and embellishments on top, and you have a darling flower embellishment for several pages! Yippeee!!! Love that!




And here is my page with my flower accent! Have fun! Just think of the possibilities!!! Cool!

22 comments:

Laura Achilles said...

Great idea Jana! Mind if I borrow it :-)

Virginia said...

That is SUCH a good idea! I've already torn out some pages from that same mini album, so this is perfect for the remaining pages! I love the way it looks, too! You are a genius! :)

laterg8r said...

great idea - those lo's are stunning :)

ANAT S said...

Great idea
thanks for sharring

your lo are beautiful

Laurel said...

That is brilliant!

Danielle said...

beautiful, Jana!!!! love that idea!

Elisha Wiggins said...

So cool! Love, love, love those layouts.

Kim said...

Just brilliant! I love the way the flowers look layered under the other flower embellishments!

Brenda said...

What a perfect idea! TFS!

chelemom said...

What a GREAT idea!!!! And of course your LO's are just beautiful!!!!

Debbi T said...

What a cool idea! Your pages are just gorgeous. Really clever what you did to those chipboard flowers!

Cindy F said...

Very cool, Jana. I like that.

Carolyn said...

That is very very cool!! What a great idea, and very thrifty (LOVE that)

kaybee + rnb said...

u are such a clever girl! the finished product is gorgeous! u are so talented jana!

Neusinha said...

Your blog is wonderful. You are an artist who will inspire me. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Nathalie said...

I would have never thought of putting a mini album in water! but I do like the grungy feel of the result with the peeling that happens! Very cool!

Lady Pamela said...

I love this idea. So creative. I think I will give it a try. Thanks

Helen Tilbury said...

Hiya. Love your work. Originally discovered you via CK I think. Do you have a gallery somewhere where I can look at all your layouts in one place? You are soooooooooooo inspirational ;-D

Lydia said...

What a wonderful idea and a lovely layout!

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

Hello Jana
Je découvre votre blog et j'adore vos créations,un pur bonheur pour les yeux
Bravo

Claude said...

This is really, really cool! I must try that!

NancyJones said...

are you not just cool as as all get out girl. I never thought to tear up a mini album but then i make tons of them thangs lol. this is just too dadgum cuuuttteee. (and i love that picture on that layout too by the way. precious page girlfriend. love it!

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