mercredi 9 novembre 2011

Faux chipboard letters

Hello everyone,

Today, I thought I would share something different: a... WAIT FOR IT... tutorial!!

You may have read about this already but I decided to share in case someone stumbled across my blog not knowing this technique... (YES, it can happen! :p).

In the last LO I shared, I had decided to create my own title using my Big Shot and the "Man, Oh, Man" sizzix alpha. Problem is, even if I have done this a few time, I always feel like it lacks dimension... So, I thought: why not use those cereal boxes I hoard and create some faux chipboard!!!

Step 1 - Take your Big Shot (YES, that IS a step!!) and a cereal box



Step 2 - Choose your alpha and cut out the letters you need in cardboard (here, my cereal box... Well, my fiancé eats the cereal and I use the box...)


Step 3 - Repeat step 2 as many times as required (in this particular example, I cut out the letters 3 times in the cardboard).



Step 4 - Cut the same letters in the desired PP (in this example, I chose one of my "Life of the Party" papers by BG)

Step 5 - Glue the cardboard and PP pieces together... Apply a good amount of glue since you want the whole thing to stick together! I don't know about you, but I always manage to put glue on the top layer... but in this case, I don't care since it's going to be covered with a next layer (well, careful with the PP though).


Step 6 - For a glossy finish, apply a coat of glossy accent...

Et voilà...


I hope it helps and thanks for taking the time to read!!

7 commentaires:

  1. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is awesome! Love all the dimension that you got from the layers.

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  3. I've seen others do this and have never taken the time to do it myself. But thanks for the step by step. Now I think I have to do it because sometimes I don't have the right size thickers and this looks so easy. Thanks for the tutorial. :)

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  4. Hey Joh! This was the only way I knew to contact you :) In response to cutting the felt, I've had the best luck with using the Bigz dies from Sizzix. I have used the Sizzlits dies once, but I had to run the die through about 15 times and still had to cut the thing out with my scissors. I've heard Papertrey Ink felt, which is 100% wool, works the best. I just used regular old felt that I bought at Michael's though. I'm guessing it's the die you're using though?

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