Hello everyone! Thanks for coming back and joining me for another day in embellishment week. Today we are going to look at wood veneers, which are wildly popular right now, and the tried and true chipboard. Both come in many shapes and sizes and are a great addition to any layout.
Wood Veneer Ideas
The beauty of wood veneers is that they look great all on their own, without any altering. For this layout, I simply accented a couple tags with natural snowflake shapes and also tied twine around one by the title.
Do you see a couple other techniques we talked about earlier this week? Yes! The colored hanging tags accented with snowflakes and the fabric brad used for the center of the "o" in the title. All fun easy ways to add extra touches to your layouts and get all those cute embellishments on a layout to enjoy.
Many of the basic shapes that are available in wood veneers have open centers. Try using the open space to highlight something on your photo, journaling or other important detail on your layout. I used the heart to draw attention to the sun which makes the sky look like it is on fire. It was also the inspiration for the play on words I used in my title.
Wood veneers are easy to alter with spray mist. It is my go-to method for coloring them. For a more intense color, spray lightly, let dry and spray again a second time. On this layout, the brightly colored wood veneer stars frame the photos making them the focal point. The title is also made of wood veneer with a brad used as part of the punctuation!
I took full advantage of the open centers of all the circle wood veneers on this layout. One houses part of the title, one is home to my journaling and the other is backed with patterned paper that coordinates with my theme. A couple veneers were stitched down, which is functional and decorative too.
Finally, look for ways add similar shapes in different mediums for visual interest. Here I mixed stamped asterisk shapes with asterisk wood veneers. I like the way the two work together to lead you through the layout.
Let's not forget our beloved chipboard. Some manufacturers offer chipboard in colors, patterns and designs that coordinate with their paper collections. Other manufacturers offer natural chipboard giving you the option to paint them, cover them with patterned paper or even leaving them natural.
On this layout, I created a scene with a tree chipboard. To dress it up I added small punched flowers accented with rhinestones, an owl perched on a branch with a kite tied off next to the owl. It's fun to alter the look of chipboard with paint too, like I did with the alphabet chipboard in the title.
With just a few simple touches you can really dress up chipboard that coordinates with a line. I used several pieces to create an entire scene that coordinates with the theme of my layout. I added a couple small details that make a big difference to dress them up. Take for instance the cute egg chipboard banner...the addition of the tied seam binding on the ends really sets it off. I also used a piece of chipboard as the background for the title and layered a small birdie chipboard on top. These simple little touches make all the difference.
Chipboard can be beautiful left natural too. On this last layout, I left the chipboard unaltered but adhered small pearls to create a choker necklace on the silhouette shape. It was just the right detail for my vintage layout.
Thank you for visiting today. I hope you are inspired to get out your stash of wood veneers and chipboard and add them to a page. I'll see you back here tomorrow for our final day of embellishment inspiration and a giveaway!