28 June 2017

MR DT: Mini Album | What I Like

Hello! I am back on the Mayaroad blog today with a mini album to share! Making this album had been fun! The design team has been sharing many ideas on how to use chipboards in our projects, and today, I will also share how I made use of chipboards in my mini album.

I wanted to make an album to house some of the things I love, and here is my mini album:


First way I usually like to use the chipboards - as album covers! There are many chipboard albums available in different shapes and sizes, great for use to construct mini albums! I used the 5x5 tabbed chipboard album to construct this mini album.


Like always, I always like to spice up the spine of my mini albums with some stitching! This time, I am using the Ken Oliver Waxed Hemp (Tangerine) for the long stitch binding on my spine! I love this waxed hemp for stitching, and it comes in a variety of colors!



Another way I used my chipboards is to paint them white, and draw some stitching lines on them! This is a fun and easy way to decorate the chipboards, and give it an interesting look too. Try dry brushing gesso onto chipboards, I like how some of the pieces give a weathered look!


Of course, adding acrylic paints gives the chipboards an entirely different look. With a base coat in place, I have also added some shimmer with some glitter glues on top. It gives a shiny coat and highlights the title.



Of course, I really love to dress up my chipboards! One of my favourite ways is to add some stamping on top of the base coat. Try it with raw chipboards as well, this gives a different texture and feel to the entire embellishment! On the top right corner, I have also tried coloring the chipboards with brush pens / markers.



Last but not least, use the chipboards as they are! Raw chipboards are pretty as they are - so feel free to use them directly on your projects. Raw chipboards gives a very good background to your embellishments, they are not cluttered or too colorful. On some chipboards, I also used some foil papers to back up the negative spaces for a little glow amongst the raw chipboard pieces.




Chipboards are the basic materials everyone needs for that next scrapbook project! Hope you find some inspiration! You will also be happy to know, that Mayaroad is having a promo this month for chipboards! Use the coupon code CHIPCHIP for 30% off all chipboards during your checkout! Enjoy the promo code!


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