Chipboard works great together with various techniques and you certainly sometimes don't want to use a lot of time to alter them. On this layout, I used only two very very simple coloring methods on the chipboard, let me show you.
The main technique I used on the chipboard is pressing Distress Ink directly on them, you can also work with other kinds of ink too, see the above example of the green arrows and big button, also the red heart chipboard. If you would like to make them shine, Glossy Accents or UT are the choices.
The second technique I used on the chipboard alphabets is just spray on. If you want to have a shinny gold color, you cannot use water-based spray ink, it is important to use the home decor one, this can give you a cool shinny and more rich gold color than the water-based one.