I have a ton of raw chipboard in my stash...I love all the different shapes and sizes! Most of the time I cover it with paper or mist or paint it, but recently I have just loved the color of it raw. So I am going to share a few ways of slightly altering raw chipboard.
On both of the pages below, I used Maya Road doiliy flowers in different size.
On this layout called "Free Ride", I stamped on the chipboard with Versamark Ink using an old Prima stamp and then I heat embossed with some clear embossing powder. (Papers are Studio Calico State Fair).
I love the subtle pattern, texture and sheen the embossing gives but still allows the raw chipboard to show through.
On this page called "3 Little Monkeys", I used three chipboard pieces and did a different technique on each. (Papers are Lily Bee Happily Lost)
This large one I used for my title I dry embossed with a TIm Holtz embossing plate and then inked the raised surface a bit with some black ink. I also took a black marker and went around the outside edge to make it stand out a bit more. Again, you can still see the raw chipboard.
This piece on the bottom I stamped with a text stamp, but then wrapped the chipboard with some embroidery floss. I basically just poked a hole in the middle and ran my needle with thread through over and over again. I coverd the hole with a layer of buttons.
So next time you want to add a little texture and dimension to your pages, break out some of those chipboard shapes and let their natural beauty show! :)