Have you wondered how you could expand some of your scrapbook supplies so they went a little further? Well we have Jana Enbank with us today to share a tip using chipboard and making it go farther.

Here’s Jana with her tip for today:

This is a really fun, shabby technique. Have you ever bought chipboard shapes and thought to yourself, “I wish there was more than one of this flower?” Or . . . “I really love this chipboard mini-album, but I just don’t make mini-albums that often.” Well, then do I have an idea for you!

I received this cute Maya Road flower mini-album in a kit I purchased. I’m not really a mini-album kind of gal, so I decided to use the flowers as accents on my page!

I cut off one sheet from the album and then soaked the chipboard flower in water for a minute.

Next I pulled the layers apart, so I had several flowers. Maya Road album pages are particularly thick, so I was able to get FIVE multi-layered flowers from ONE page!!! WOW!!!

Next I scrunched them up and shaped them and dried them with my heat gun. Here is what they look like.

I painted two of them with White Distress Paint (one is in the top left of the previous photo) and then coated them with a layer of Hi Ho Silver Blingz by Shimmerz.

Layer some other flowers and embellishments on top, and you have a darling flower embellishment for several pages! Yippeee!!! Love that!

And here is my page with my flower accent! Have fun! Just think of the possibilities!!!

by Jana Eubank

Thanks Jana for the great tip for using our chipboard pieces to their fullest potential!

If you would like to see more of Jana’s work, please visit her blog; http://frommyfeatherednest.blogspot.com/  

Article by: Jana Eubank