Technique Tuesday with Kat Glossop

Make Your Own Patterned Chippy Letters
For a class I did recently, I showed the ladies how to create their own patterned chippy letters – a very simple idea, but everyone seemed to really like the technique, so I thought I’d share it with you.


First up, paint your chipboard letters – these can be bare chipboard letters, or even leftover Thickers which you can paint to suit your page.


The mottled letters I’ve created by using a dish sponge – make sure when you apply the paint you don’t put too much on and avoid filling in all the cracks in the sponge.


Apply it to your dry letter like you would a stamp.


For the dots use the end of a match stick.

And finally for the lines, use a scrap piece of card, apply paint to the edge, and stamp onto the letter.


Once you’ve finished, clear emboss and you’re done! And while you’re at it, have a looksy around your house for other textured surfaces like the sponge for more patterns.

6 comments:

polkadotrentz said...

Thanks so much for sharing!! Its been forever since I've altered my own, I love the way you altered yours!

Scrapamum said...

Great technique Kat! Thanks for sharing!!

Larajc said...

that is so awesome! I love the tutorial! I just ordered some new UTEE, cannot wait

Guiseppa said...

Kat! I have always loved your letters! Now, I know your secret! Hehe!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh boy, what a darling page! Great title work! :)

Cathy said...

Very clever ideas... thanks so much... now maybe I can use up some of my alphas that don't match!