You love scrapbooking and creating pages with photos, ribbons, and other embellishments. You have been curious about using chipboard, a hard cardboard-like paper stock. Chipboard can not only be used as a backing for your scrapbooks, but the stock can also be covered with paper and cut into small pieces that can be placed with your scrapbook. Covering chipboard requires a piece of paper of your choice, a cutting tool, and a glue stick.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Clean rag or shop towel
- Flat surface
- Glue stick or other adhesive
- Coloured paper
- Bone folder or old credit card
- Cutting tool -- craft knife or scissors
- Emery file (optional)
Use a clean rag or shop towel to wipe off a flat surface like a desk, workbench, or other surface.
Place a piece of chipboard on the flat surface.
Apply glue from a glue stick or other adhesive lightly onto the chipboard.
Apply a light coating of glue or other adhesive onto a piece of coloured paper of your choice.
Lay the coloured paper on the chipboard.
Use a bone folder or old credit card to smooth out any air bubbles. Work slowly so you don't make any dents in the paper.
Let the glue bond for five minutes.
Use a craft knife or a pair of scissors to cut the covered chipboard into a shape or design. Or, leave the covered chipboard as-is and use it as a backing for a project.
Use a emery file to smooth out any rough edges if you want.
Tips and warnings
- You can also spray-paint chipboard with a can of glossy or flat spray paint. Make sure you are outside or in a well-ventilated area when applying the paint. Wear latex gloves and a nose mask for protection. Wait until the paint has dried completely before cutting out any shapes or designs.
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