Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Box Board

Hi there, Anthea here.

I thought I would share with you a new trend I have been noticing.

Box Board.

I often find myself 'blog hopping' which can be a bad thing, taking away from scrapping time, or it can be refreshing. It was while blog hopping that I came across a Scrapper that uses a lot of box board instead of cardstock on her layouts, and the effect, well it was amazing!

You can apply a load of texture to your layout by just ripping away at the layers of the board, and then grunge it up with a swipe of your ink pads, and well the possibilities are endless.

So what I have done here is I have used White Acrylic Paintand while it was still wet I sprinkled on some Doodlebug Glitter and yep it sticks, when the paint is dry shake off the excess glitter
Here I have torn away some of the layering of the board and then used Distress Inks to grunge up the board, but also it brings out the texture too.
and here I have used the Rose Moka papers. In keeping with the grunged theme I have punched out circles and then scrunched them up, flattened them out then sanded over the shapes. This will sand out the creases from scrunching it up, adding a distressed look.

And here is the end result

So I hope you are now going to try this out for yourself. You have no excuses not to, I used box board from my Pizza Box (from my pile of Pizza Box's) from my shopping with Scraploot =) you just need to trim it to the size you work with.



sheree said...

wow this looks like fun... mmm might have to give this one ago...love your page...


Kim said...

cool, looks like fun

Kylie said...

I've always been meaning to have a go at one of those & you have totally inspired me to do so Anthea!!
Gorgeous lo.

Kylie x