Aaaanyhoo for the class we're building up a samples book and I'm making mine out of the Papermania chipboard book I showed a few posts ago (go here).. It was v cheap and I didn't know how it would take paint etc and how much it might warp..
I said I'd let you know how the albums fared and so ... drum roll please ... here are the findings of my 'not-very-scientific-paint/chipboard' experiment...
exhibit a: acrylic paint applied to ONE side:
exhibit b: paint, gesso, embossing powders, more paint (in several layers when it didn't go right the first time..):
Not too bad! I think they'll be even flatter once I've put them under something heavy for a few hours...
So I am happy to report (straightening out white lab coat and consulting clipboard) that the Papermania chipboard albums are well worth their £3.00 price tag!
There ends todays crafting lesson.