Thursday, February 24, 2011

Upgrade Your Chipboard

Been playing with my stash lately, trying to use my chipboard and bead supplies. When chipboard was big I invested in some and it has sat in the stash every since. Just not really sure what to do with it. Someone had a post on Facebook about covering their chipboard with beads and it seemed the perfect solution. So, I got out the chipboard, the acrylic paint, some liquid glass and some beads and got to work.
To get this look I have found it is easiest to use a liquid glue. Hot glue was unforgiving and hardened too quickly for me. I also, pre-strung my 2mm beads before trying to adhere them. This will save you a lot of heart ache and frustration. Now you may be saying you don't have time, but I have found that like crocheting, string beads is soothing to me. I also love something to do when I am watching TV and it is American Idol season! As you work around a detailed shape, clip your thread at corners and points and start gluing the next line separately and can get into those tight spots easier. I think this would look great embellished with some rolled roses and hand made flowers! I can't wait to get a working die cutting machine again! Don't have time to make your own and love the look? Find them at my Etsy store here.


  1. Really beautiful Clare!! Great idea!

  2. Hi, how are you feeling, I have checked in on you since the diabetes bloghop a couple weeks ago. Love the new way to use chipboard. Thanks for the idea. I too like the liquid glazes for beads. Take care! Lisa



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