For my chipboard pieces, I painted them with gesso and stamped all images with a StazOn Black ink.
For this ATC I used some acrylic paint to cover the sun.
For the Second ATC I used a gelato to cover the chipboard before stampings and then colored in spots of my stamping with a PITT pen and stickles.
The last ATC I colored parts of the birds with gelatos as well.
So I hope you are inspired to add some chippie pieces to any creation of yours.