Prints On Canvas

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Going Shabby Chic with Maya Mists!!

I love using chipboard because there are so many ways you can decorate it for your projects. I was trying to achieve a shabby chic look for some chipboard album pieces by Maya Road and I came up with this method.

For the supplies you'll need: chipboard pieces (the thicker the better - I used a Maya Road album); gesso; Tim Holtz clear rock candy crackle paint; mist (I used Maya mist in turquoise); paintbrush.
Paint all the pieces with a light coat of gesso and let it dry - this doesn't take long at all - maybe five minutes. It doesn't have to be covered perfectly - just try to get it even.
Next apply the clear crackle paint thickly all over the pieces and let dry completely. This will take a while - maybe 30 minutes - or you can use your heat gun to speed things up.
This is what it should look like after it's dry.
Next spray lightly with your mist.


Then take a paper towel and rub it all over your piece until it's covered to your liking.


This is how mine turned out...
And this is what it looks like after I decorated it.
You can find Maya mists in the yourscrapbookstash.com store in many different colors, so go have fun getting shabby!

Valerie

5 comments:

Miwa said...

Ooooh, it's beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!

Denise said...

It looks gorgeous!!!

Nitasha said...

This is adorable! What a great technique...will have to try it out soon!

Alyssa said...

This is beautiful!

LG said...

So cute! thanks for sharing the steps, I will try this