Thursday, April 21, 2011

Frayed at Both Ends

I don't know what this technique is really called but I think "Frayed Chippy" would be a good name!!
Take you chippy shape...
And drench it, see by the colour difference.
Scroll the corners with you nail, like you would a paper ream before you put it in a copier.  
You will see the layers.
You can now part the layers further if you want.  Be careful though, while much more malleable than dry paper, it is fragile!
Dry it with a heat gun or hair dryer, this helps the layers to curl and separate.
And this is how it ends up looking, nice and "fluffy". LOL!! Well not fluffy so much and very 3D!  I think it looks great on blooms, butterflies and leaves, I think it helps give it a sense of movement as well as getting it up off the page or project!!
This is and old frame with mirror that was painted a very kitsch shade of blue and I think may have had a gold moon or sun wooden charm on it at some stage. After taking off the little wooden charms and giving the frame a light sand, I gave it a coat of gesso and layered all these lovely paper napkins on it.
I think you can see how much more depth the chippies have at this angle.
Thanks for visiting the WOW site I hope this is a handy little technique you might like to try out, especially on some of the wonderful blooms that WOW has out now!
Take care of each other!
Megan B xxPosted by Picasa


  1. What an awesome technique!! Lovely!!

  2. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!!!! Thank you so much!!

  3. So gotta do this technique - Love it no layering a million cut outs of the same thing yet the same effect 3D and gorgeous.....Mmmmm

  4. Wow Megan - that looks great. I'll have to give it a try.

  5. WOW Megan, i have never thought of that love love it! Great project too :)


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