Monday, October 10, 2011

Don't be afraid .....

.... to chop it!

I received this gorgeous flourish in my DT kit that just screamed "garden arbour" to me from the moment I saw it. Don't get me wrong, it's a gorgeous piece of chipboard, but being that it is 12" long it was just a little large for what I had first envisioned.

I simply used my craft knife to remove a small amount of the scroll work from either end. I then used my sanding block to tidy up the cuts a little and smooth the edges. Here are the 3 pieces I ended up with.

To turn them into "wrought iron" I simply inked them with some Versa Ink in Charcoal. It's the perfect colour as it is not quite black and has the tiniest grey-green tinge to it. I also had some leftover spear picket fence from another project so I inked that up as well. Here are the pieces ready for my page.

Here is the layout I used the pieces on. By adding some strips of cardstock as "posts" as was able to create a garden like scene complete with wrought iron arbour and fence. I have used the smaller pieces that I cut off the main flourish as some addition "scroll work" on the fence.

So next time you are working with your WOW remember that it doesn't always have to be exactly what it is.

Thanks for stopping by,
Amanda :)


  1. Great work Amanda! Love modifying chippie to make it suit your layout.


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