Monday, 8 September 2014
Corking Chipboard Embellishments
I had just ONE cork embellishment - a plain pinked cork circle.
But I did have some chipboard frames, some cork patterned paper (from the Simple Stories 24/Seven 6x6 pad), some stamps and a few rub-ons ...
... now I have my own set of exclusive "cork" embellishments!
Some are simply designs (stamps or rub-ons) added onto the cork paper and carefully cut out. However to give them some depth I decide to cover some chipboard with the cork patterned paper. It's really easy to do, especially if you have some precision files (mine are Basic Grey, but they are also sold very cheaply in DIY shops too) but sandpaper or an emery board will work for simple shapes:
Roughly cut away excess paper, leaving a little overhanging the edge of the chipboard. Using fine sandpaper or a file/emery board, use downward strokes from the patterned side at an oblique angle along the edge of the chipboard (see photo). This will push the edge of the paper onto to the edge of the chipboard making a good seal and reveal the core of the patterned paper, softening the edge of the chipboard shape.
Back in 2010, I did a charity retreat class on several ways to decorate chipboard - the handout for which can be downloaded via a link at the bottom of this post. Have fun!
There are more tutorials to help you counterfeit this month's kit over at the CKCB today.