Beautiful – using 2Crafty Chipboard

Hi Everyone, I was so very excited to be asked to join the 2Crafty Chipboard Design Team – I would like to share with you my very first project using their wonderful chippies!!! so here is a layout I created using a selection of the beautiful products.

I wanted to create a layout using beautiful florals, flourishes and butterflies, so I chose these lovely Chipboards to add embellishment to my layout.

Once I created a base for my layout using a couple of beautiful papers, I then set to work painting my chosen chipboards with white paint, I didn’t want it to look to perfect, so it was quite quick and easy.

I love to add stitching to my projects, mainly on the papers but the long border chipboard has perfect little holes on it – so I had to add some colour coordinating stitching.

I love to also add height and dimension to my projects and this chipboard is perfect for doing that, once painted I started to shape some of them.

I then arranged all my fussy cut flowers and chipboard embellishments around my photo.

I shaped and layered up the beautiful Chipboard butterflies and added a pretty rhinestone to the centres.

I tucked some of the flourish & thistle Shrub chipboards in and around my photo to finish.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to use chipboards on your projects, shape them and layer them to give height and dimension.

You can find lots more images and close up’s on my Instagram page: The Fussy Cutter

Check out all the beautiful 2Craft Chipboard, stockists & their blog here

Chrissy Tingey

Kaisercolour Paints

We are often asked about Kaisercolour Acrylic Paints – how good is their coverage, how thick are they, etc, so we thought we would try and answer some of those questions…

Kaisercolour Acrylic Paints

Kaisercraft’s range of Kaisercolour Acrylic Paints includes more than 40 colours although, unfortunately, there is no published colour chart. Our shop includes images of each colour which are useful but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed because everyone’s computer monitor is set up slightly differently. The Kaisercraft Q1 and Q2 magazines each include a page showing all the different colours which is fairly useful although the images are a little small.

The paints themselves are neither runny or thick – think of HP Sauce (the squirty bottle variety) and you’ll be about there. They are best applied in two or three thin costs with a soft brush in which case they rarely leave brush marks on the MDF Beyond-the-Page projects that they are often used for. We would recommend lightly sanding MDF, especially around the edges, to remove rough patches.

Kaisercolour Acrylic paints give a Matt finish – for a Gloss finish we would recommend a final coat of Kaisercolour Gloss Varnish. We also stock Metallic Gold and Metallic Silver.

As far as we can tell the paints keep for a very long time as long as the cap is secured. You’ll sometimes see colour streaks inside the tube (usually when new) but just a brief swirl around with the brush before applying it to the product will make them disappear. By the way, we use paper cake/muffin cases to squeeze the paint into when we actually need to paint something – they’re cheap and easily cleaned up after use.