Grungeboard + Glimmer Mist = WOW!

Hello everyone!  Well, this week seems to be evolving into a “techniques” week!  Looking back over my past blog posts, it seems that the tutorials are quite popular, so I am thinking my loyal followers won’t mind.  😉 

Last night, I broke open my package of Tim Holtz’ Grungeboard.  If you haven’t tried this stuff, you should!  If you love chipboard, you’ll love love love Grungeboard!  This stuff has a funny smell, tho…kind of a musty smell when you first open the package.  But, don’t worry…once you have it out of the package for a while, the smell seems to diminish…and, once you add ink or paint, or whatever you plan to add to it, it seems to disappear completely.

So, Grungeboard comes in a few different forms – you can get alphas, shapes, and just sheets of textured Grungeboard.  I love the pre-cut die shapes!  But, this time, I got the textured sheets.  They come in a few different textures – stripes, swirls, dots…  I got the swirls.  The first thing I did with it is run it through my Cuttlebug – not to emboss it, because it’s already textured, but to cut it into shapes.  AND, it works beautifully!  That makes Kim HAPPY!  lol…*small things amuse small minds*.  So, I proceeded to cut out some butterflies, hearts, flowers…and, before I knew it, I had used an entire sheet.  So, now I get to play with the shapes.  This stuff is absolutely indestructible!  YOu can bend it, crunch it, twist it…it just bounces back!  So, I did all of the above, and more!  Then, I got out my ink, paint, and….you guessed it!  I got out my GLIMMER MIST!  I have to admit I had already tried using my Glimmer Mist on Grungeboard, so I knew the results would be fabulous.  The only choice I had to make is what colour to use!  The sparkly pigment sits in the embossed swirls, and dries there, leaving a more intense shimmer in some areas.  Stunning!  See for yourself!  🙂


So, here are my die cut Grungeboard shapes.  The hearts were sprayed with Glimmer Mist.  The green butterfly was painted with Ranger Distress crackle paint, and while the paint was wet, I sprinkled it with some Doodlebug glitter.  The blue butterfly was inked with SU!  Not Quite Navy ink.  The other 3 shapes are untreated grungeboard.

So, there you go!  That’s all for today.  Thank you so much for stopping by!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ronda Palazzari
    Mar 11, 2009 @ 15:13:16

    fun fun….don’t you just love glimmering mists & grunge board. What a great combo!


  2. Amy Leggate
    Mar 15, 2009 @ 09:45:09

    Ok…THese are AWESOME!!! OMG! I have some grunge and some GM….I have to try nowwwww! THanks for the inspiration!


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