Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Simplify Your Life with Home Decor Projects

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  Tina here today with a Home Decor project that used Chipboard in a fun way!

If you have been following me for some time, you know that I am a fan of Home Decor projects, especially wall art.  I am totally obsessed with created unique, one-of-a-kind wall art that can be displayed in my home. 

Today, I'll share with you how I created my 'Simplify' project, using just two different chipboard pieces, a piece of flair, and several items from your stash.

I used basic techniques to to enhance my chipboard pieces.  To create an old, rusted look to the Fleur de lis Weathervane chip, I applied rusting powder (from Dusty Attic) to a pre-gesso'd chip.  To create some variation in the rust look, I sprayed the chip with several shades of spray mist.

To enhance the Garden Gate chip, I applied moderate amounts of paints, sprays, and texture mediums to create transform the chip to a real garden gate.

To complete the country theme, I added the Star flair from the Wild West Flair collection.  I love the pop of color it added to the neutral background.

It's amazing how just a couple pieces of chipboard can create an amazing piece of art work.  I am loving how this turned out!

Do you like to create Home Decor projects?  Do you use chipboard?  Please share!  I need some inspiration!  :)

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!


  1. This is beautiful! I will have to make something like this! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Great piece Tina! I love what you did the the chip!

  3. Love this look on the chip board. I have tried to find rusting powder, from Dusty Attic, but cannot. Does it go by another name?

    1. Hi Bonnie: I know that they have recently been updating their site, etc. perhaps they haven't updated it yet. Or perhaps they don't carry it anymore...I'm not sure. Maybe check back in a week or so?

  4. I love what you did with the chipboard, especially the weather vane! Beautiful project!