Sunday, December 9, 2012

Angel Chipboard Tutorial with ScrapThat! December Kit

If you haven't seen my 10 favorite chipboard projects, I'd love to know what you think of them!!

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As Christmas approaches we all reflect on sweet memories of Christmas. This page with these anges is one when our children were small and in a home school Christmas pageant. Our daughter, Elizabeth, was the sweetest angel. Yes, she is the daughter who was married in October.

Today I would like to share a tutorial with you for the chipboard angels I created for my "Sweet Angel" page created with the December ScrapThat! Embellishment Add On (EAO) Kit. These angels are just so lovely and perfectly pair with the gorgeous Kaisercraft Turtle Dove collection.

Crackled, Glittered Angel Tutorial

~ FabScraps chipboard angel from the ScrapThat! December EAO Kit
~ Selection of paints including gold for wings and horn, skin tone for face/hands, and color of choice for hair.
~ Super fine glitter – I used Glitter Ritz
~ Distress Crackle Paint ~ Clear Rock Candy
~ Distress Ink ~ Frayed Burlap and Tattered rose or any ink in a light antique color and for the angel’s blush
~ Mix’d Media Inx ~ Jasmine
~ Mod Podge ~ Gloss
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~ Gold Metallic Dazzle Thin Line Strips from December EAO Kit

Step 1: Start with your bare chipboard pieces. Plan your page arrangement so you know which side(s) to paint. I painted two angels facing each other, so my photos may look like they are in reverse at times, since I didn't photograph the same one throughout the process. :-)

Step 2: Paint the wings with metallic gold paint. Immediately while the paint is still wet, sprinkle with supper fine glitter, tap off excess and set aside to dry.

Step 3: Paint horn using gold metallic paint and hair the color of your choice. Set aside to dry.

Step 4: Use a small paint brush to apply Mix'd Media Jasmine ink on the dress. Of the white inks I've tried out Donna Salazar's Jasmine gives the best coverage by far. The reason I used ink here rather than paint is that I wanted a vintage look with bits of the chipboard showing through. You could also use antique white paint. 

Step 5: Apply Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint onto dress only. I put down a dollop of distress paint and spread it out with my finger, but if you prefer a brush, that would work too.  Set aside. It will form cracks as it dries. 

Step 6: When the crackle paint is completely dry, gently rub Frayed Burlap Distress ink into the cracks. Then brush a coat of gloss Mod Podge or other sealant of your choice over crackled dress. (I have found that unsealed crackle has a way of flaking off.)

Step 7: Paint face and hands with skin tone paint. If you are like me and don’t have a skin tone paint in your stash, try mixing antique white and just a touch a brown and pink or red.  Once dry, add blush by rubbing on a small bit of pink ink. 

Step 8: Cut a small section of one of the Dazzle strips and apply to the neckline. Fine gold cording could be substituted for the Dazzle strips, or it could be left off.

Once again here she is on my "Sweet Angel" page.

Even if you don't have one of these lovely angels, you can use the crackle or glittered paint on any chipboard piece. 

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~ Blessings ~


  1. So gorgeous Tracey, so much detail....Love your little angel. :)

  2. great tut!!!!! LOVE your details on the chipboard!!!

  3. Great tutorial Tracey! I love the angels cant wait to try it out :)

  4. Ohhh so nice, nice, nice.... loved the tutorial, thanks so much for sharing. Your project is gorgeous!!

  5. The angels are absolutely stunning, Tracey!! And you have the best tutorials!! Thank you for sharing your techniques with's very kind and generous to do so :)

    You know, I am positive I have been a follower of yours since way when I first started blogging in March of 2011. Just for the heck of it, after your note about you thinking you were mine but weren't, I clicked on your follower list and I wasn't, either (seriously, I know I was). I have no idea what happened...I will have to check to see if it's happened with other blogs. I wonder if it's because I follow like 600 blogs, but you are only supposed to follow like 300, I think. Anyway, I'm happy to be back on the list :) Happy Sunday :)

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  6. Your angels are BEAUTIFUL Tracey~thanks for the sealant tip (I've never used the crackle, that is good to know).

  7. Fantastic tutorial!!! Love your angels and your layout! Awesome!

  8. Great tutorial and loooove your layout Tracey

  9. So beautiful Tracey! Love the shimmery detail! Thanks for the tutorial! Happy Holidays!

  10. Nice tutorial . Looks doble even for me.......Lis

  11. How sweet are those angels! TFS your wonderful tutorial.

  12. I love the Christmas layout Tracey, and thanks for the tutorial, I can never get those crackled paint to work out nicely, I might try it again, thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Amazing tutorial. Wow love the angels. And a beautiful LO. !!!

  14. Tracey I am loving this angellic layout and thanks for the tutorial on your technique of the angels.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Doing Life 400 Follower Give Away}

  15. Your chippie angel is beautiful and I love how you dressed her up with the paint, ink and crackle!!!

  16. What sweet angels! I love the crackled paint and the glitter! Beautifully done!

  17. Just beautiful! Your tutorials are always well written and easy to understand. Thank you for sharing!!

  18. I love your page Tracey...simply angelic :) Your tutorials are aboslutely great and the steps are so easy to follow as instructions are perfectly clear and easy to understand :) Thank you for sharing with it!!

  19. Love how you give such fab, easy to follow tips...this angel is soooo sweet....& the use of mulberry paper on your sentiment above? FABULOUS:):):):) blessed Christmas to you & yours:):):))

  20. How splendidly lovely! What a wonderful layout and tutorial - just the right thing for this serene, meaningful time of the year.

    ♥ Jessica

  21. Fabulous tutorial!! pretty angels!!!

  22. Another fantastic, detailed tutorial. Love them. Thank you my gifted friend.
    I so enjoy all you share with us.


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