Saturday 23 July 2011

Now I know my A,B,C's

they are by far my favourite chipboard alphabet.
I tend to give them my own stamp of style and have
had quite a few people ask how I do it...
Well, let me tell you.

The Thickers I use the most are Jewelry Box- Chestnut
{pictured here}
I pick out my title and then sand off the top coating 
{lightly} with my emery board.
I tend to leave some of the original colour
{in this case Chestnut} to give it a bit of a distressed look.
Next I pick out an ink pad that will match/compliment my layout.
Then press each letter against the ink pad, making the letter the desired colour.
It is best if you set them onto a piece of junk cardboard.
I used {and often will} a light & dark colour for this title.
{Tim Holtz- Mustard Seed&Scattered Straw}
Then give the letters a spray with a matching colour of glimmer mist.
{I make my own, you can check out how HERE}
You do NOT have to wait for the ink to dry before you spray them.
The colour will change before your eyes...and then you're done!

{A Few Samples}
'High Tea 4 Me!'
'April Showers'
{Life's A Beach}
*this title has not been inked, just sanded*
One thing I will mention if you are working with Thickers,
is that the sticker back tends to come off
during this process, I find this a bonus as I can position the title
around my layout, without them sticking down, 
until I find the perfect spot. 
I find that a glue pen is best & easiest to stick them down.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Great Days!



  1. Thanks for the tip! I never thought about sanding off the color to change it. Neat idea! Now, any ideas for changing the color of the foam thickers? lol

  2. Hi Jasmine, TFS! I have just popped over from SC and hadn't realised Nancy is your mom! Love the look of your blog and have become a Follower
    Alison xx

  3. Hi Jasmine! Got to your blog thru Scrapbook Challenges. TFS!!

  4. Adorable pages. Im new to Thickers, And totally love them.


  5. Thanks for this great tip.... it makes alphas sooooooooo much more useful when you can change them up.

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