How to Alter Chipboard Queen Anne's Lace

Today we will alter plain Queen Anne's Lace chipboard using Embossing Enamels and Distress Paints. I'll show you the process step by step and then use it to make a beautiful fall wildflower card.

861 Views 11 Likes 2 Comments
How to Alter Chipboard Queen Anne's Lace
11 Steps
Supplies
Embed
1
Trim the stems of the Queen Anne's Lace to the desired length.  Gather your supplies and get ready to paint!

Trim the stems of the Queen Anne's Lace to the desired length. Gather your supplies and get ready to paint!

2
Paint the stems, buds and the base of the flowers with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

Paint the stems, buds and the base of the flowers with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

Recommended For You
3
When the first layer is dry, tap on some Shabby Shutters Distress Paint.

When the first layer is dry, tap on some Shabby Shutters Distress Paint.

4
Paint the tops of the flowers with Antique Linen Distress Paint.  Use a nice thick coat.

Paint the tops of the flowers with Antique Linen Distress Paint. Use a nice thick coat.

5
While the paint is still wet, sprinkle liberally with Shabby White Embossing Enamel.  Tap the excess off into a tray or catch on a clean sheet of paper.  You can use it again on another project!

While the paint is still wet, sprinkle liberally with Shabby White Embossing Enamel. Tap the excess off into a tray or catch on a clean sheet of paper. You can use it again on another project!

6
Heat emboss with a heat gun.  Start from the underside, moving the gun all around about 1" from the surface.  Once the enamel starts to melt, you can emboss from the top side.

Heat emboss with a heat gun. Start from the underside, moving the gun all around about 1" from the surface. Once the enamel starts to melt, you can emboss from the top side.

7
Here's a closeup.  You can repeat this process if you are not happy with the coverage, but I find that once is usually enough.  The secret is to add the embossing enamel while the paint is  WET.

Here's a closeup. You can repeat this process if you are not happy with the coverage, but I find that once is usually enough. The secret is to add the embossing enamel while the paint is WET.

8
Spritz the back side of the chipboard very lightly with a mist of water.  Place on a foam pad and use a stylus to shape the buds.  Round out the edges and press in the center. Let dry.

Spritz the back side of the chipboard very lightly with a mist of water. Place on a foam pad and use a stylus to shape the buds. Round out the edges and press in the center. Let dry.

9
As a final step, I painted the stems and buds with Glossy Accents.  Arrange the chipboard on your prepared card.  Glossy accents works well for this, too!

As a final step, I painted the stems and buds with Glossy Accents. Arrange the chipboard on your prepared card. Glossy accents works well for this, too!

10
Use any extra pieces to create a small bookmark for the inside of my card.  I also tapped the tips and base with Antique Bronze Distress Paint.  Just use the tip of your finger for this.  less is more

Use any extra pieces to create a small bookmark for the inside of my card. I also tapped the tips and base with Antique Bronze Distress Paint. Just use the tip of your finger for this. less is more

11
I hope you'll give this fun technique a try!  I'd love to hear your comments and questions below.  Thanks for stopping by!  Now go get your craft on!

I hope you'll give this fun technique a try! I'd love to hear your comments and questions below. Thanks for stopping by! Now go get your craft on!

keyboard shortcuts:     previous step     next step
Comments
2 COMMENTS
View More Comments