Friday, February 29, 2008

Who loves Chipboard? Friday Free TGIF Image

I know I'm not alone in admitting my love for chipboard. Of course I have been a lover of cardboard since my childhood. I used to save empty shoeboxes because I just knew "someday" I'd have a use for all those boxes. And anyway, they were great to stash things in. ;-)

When I worked in paper mache years ago, I used cardboard for a lot of things, like prototypes for molds and to make my own boxes I covered in paper mache and ribbons and flowers.

When I painted I discovered that paper mache made great paintable surfaces. And of course when I delved into the world of altered art and mixed media, one of my joys was the discovery that those children's books made of chipboard made the most deliciously sturdy altered books. That was a thrill!

Now it seems you can find chipboard around every corner in some shape and fashion. And I'm not hesitant to put the lovely stuff in my shop. I have plans for more to arrive in the store in the next few weeks, so if you love the stuff like I do..... keep an eye out because I'm not afraid to say I LOVE CHIPBOARD! ;-)

Here are some of the chipboard shapes I still have left in the store.

Maya Road New York Lowercase Alpha

And here is your TGIF free image
Have fun with it!


1 comment:

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

Three cheers for chipboard (one of the BEST things to ever be "invented"!!) and thank you for the birds!! xo