Saturday, February 12, 2011

Review: Grungepaper & Grungeboard

Being the chea....er....THRIFTY...crafter that I am, I wondered what the big deal was with this Grungeboard/Grungepaper.  I mean, what could it do that an old cereal box couldn't do?  So after hearing it's praises sang repeatedly on the "All Things Tim" Yahoo group, I decided to see for myself.  And after using both to make elements of the papermache snowman below, I have to say that I am a believer! 
Grunge is a Tim Holtz Idea-ology product and according to his packaging it is "a compressed, flexible sheet of dingy material that can be punched, painted, inked, sanded, die-cut or grunged."
I was able to cut the Grungeboard on my Cricut using a deep cut blade.  The Grungepaper cut beautifully using a regular blade.  The best part?  It held up.  I painted it, glued it, glittered it and bent it.  There really is nothing to compare to it.  So this product definately has a place in my studio!
Above I used Grungepaper to create the top hat.  There is no way I could have bent cereal boxes or even regular chipboard to make this.
The base of the wings are Grungeboard and were cut on the Cricut with the deep cut blade.  They are sturdy, yet have some flex to them...awesome wings.  The lacey part of the wings was cut out of Grungepaper and glittered then glued to the wing base.
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13 comments:

Crafty Bear Works said...

absolutely fabulous I love him!

crotnem said...

Yes, it looks great! I have some of the grunge paper and have not used it. Does that sound familiar??? Best get it out and try something with it.

Carol said...

What a wonderful snowman. I just love it.

Marjie K said...

he is charming!

KAT said...

I've been a believer in grunge paper/board for a while - glad you tried it and liked it! Love your snowman - did you make it and if so would you share how?

Helen said...

Oh my! This is absolutely fantastic.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! TFS--Lisa S. (ATT)

Penny Duncan Creations said...

THAT is AMAZING!!!!! I LOVE that!!!

Dorothy said...

Too cute!!

Ruthann said...

I have never heard of grungeboard, but it sounds like a fantastic product. Is it available at Michaels or such stores. If not, where can it be purchased?

inge said...

what a nice snowman !

It's nice to see how you used the grungepaper and grungeboard and decorated it.

greetings from belgium
Inge

Cindy-Up In Northern Michigan said...

Ruthann-I've found Grunge at Hobby Lobby and Meijers (Michigan). I don't have a Michaels or Joanns near me so I'm not sure if they carry them in the store. Joanns does carry on line.

Works From The Attic by Linda said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for the review as I have to say that I have been cautious about trying Grungepaper/Grungeboard.

Truly beautiful!
Have a Happy Valentine's Day
Linda