Good morning OA Fans, Danni here with you today to share a technique I love to use when I am playing with my negative chipboard. I love the chipboard that comes in the bundles, love, love it! But, sometimes I don't want to ink it, don't want to layer it with paper or paint it, sometimes I love to leave it raw.
I also love to use up my scraps, every chance I get, so I decided today to share a technique I use quite a lot. I adhere strips of patterned paper scraps onto cardstock, layer with vellum and stitch. The reason I layer with vellum is to "soften" the busy-ness of the patterns and give a fun "base" for the raw chipboard.
After adhering my strips of scraps, I cut off the excess and stitch once (not required)
After stitching/adhering, I adhere vellum (you can use spray adhesive or stitch as I have done)
Now, I am ready for my chipboard, I want to leave it raw, but add character to it. I chose to stitch mine and layer with a brad. I then added a card stock sticker bow tie, and sentiment. I adhered this layer to a block of patterned paper and adhered to a cardfront.
As you can see the vellum softens the patterns and colors but still allows for color and fun
I hope if you give this technique a try, we would love to see it in our OA FLICKR GALLERY, I can't wait to see what you will do.