Sunday, March 9, 2014

Corrugated Cardboard - from the ridiculous to the sublime - how-to

I have been playing with corrugated cardboard again,
and thought you might like to see my process.
 
This is not one of my "pretty,"
well scripted posts for my design team projects,
this is real mess making in the studio.
 
I hope you enJOY it.
 
peel the paper layer from one side of the corrugated cardboard

it should look like this once the layer is removed

use a rough grit sandpaper to selectively remove more of the paper,
be sure not to remove too much 

water down a bit of acrylic craft paint

brush the paint lightly over the paper covered and ribbed surfaces

allow to thoroughly dry,
or dry with heat tool

select a flourish stamp and a Distress ink color to contrast with the chosen paint color

stamp every paper covered surface
 
You now have a canvas ready for your next collage.

I finished mine with vintage laces, buttons and millinery.
 
The flourish stamp, paper, die, and image are also from Tim Holtz.
 
Please note:
I have no affiliation with the companies and products mentioned or pictured here.
I just wanted to share.
 
Speaking of sharing,
I am linking up to:
http://www.create-with-joy.com/2014/03/inspire-me-monday-week-114.html
 
enJOY a lovely week my friends,
Kimberly

13 comments:

Jewels said...

I've tried some things with corrugated cardboard - maybe for your next ATC swap I join! Thanks for sharing your quick tutorial :)...

Dorthe said...

Kimberly, it is just so very beautiful, I love you "messing around ",---- what lovely coulur tones, and sweet image in frame.. a gorgeous creation on the corrugated cardboard, dear friend.
Hugs,Dorthe

Jane said...

What fun! I always love ways to recycle "stuff"!
xoxo Jane

Kelly_Deal said...

Thanks for the inspiration Kimberly! I have so much cardboard stashed away, because I wanted to do something like that, but "forgot." I think I'm going to drag some out make it look pretty like you did!

Maelchen said...

This is gorgeous, dear Kimberly, and very inspirative! I have used ripped cardboard, but the mix of colour and stamped image is amazing! I am sure, I will use this idea for one of my next pieces.
Thanks for sharing!
Manu

Jan said...

Such a beautiful project. Great job!

Createology said...

Kimberly Dear you make lowly cardboard look absolutely elegant. Excellent how to...thank you. Blissful Joy Creating...

Ana K. said...

You did it again Kimberly…beautiful piece! Thank you for the tutorial!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

A gorgeous piece. The image reminds me so much of a great aunt. She always wore a huge winter coat! I love playing around with cardboard. My husband has gotten so use to me recycling his mail....I grab white cardboard quickly and he just laughs at me.,Seems Fun to play when no deadlines, I always think the ideas come more easily.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

A gorgeous piece. The image reminds me so much of a great aunt. She always wore a huge winter coat! I love playing around with cardboard. My husband has gotten so use to me recycling his mail....I grab white cardboard quickly and he just laughs at me.,Seems Fun to play when no deadlines, I always think the ideas come more easily.

jcorona said...

I was looking at an old blogpost of mine where I mentioned your blog and jumped over to find this wonderful
tutorial. So super cool! Thanks so much for the great mini-lesson. Just
lovely.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Kim this is stunning...thank you for sharing with us all. Thank you also for the Vintage Paper ATC's....what a great swap!!!
XOXO Karla

Marva said...

Oh I love this piece!!!

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