Monday 28 October 2013

Jo Myhill Project #2 Creating A Master Board ....

Jo Myhill is back tonight.... and this time she's into shades of green!

"Today I thought I’d have a go at creating my own patterned paper that I could cut up and use in different ways".

Start by taking a piece of 12x12 and squirt a blob of paint directly on the paper, I used Tinned Peas. Then using a scraper like an old credit card spread the paint around all over the paper, try not to get lines by going over and over the paint. Let this dry.

Then take a second colour, this time South Pacific and squirt this on the paper and again spread out with your scraper. Move your paper round so the paint goes in a different direction.  Let this dry.

Take a piece of greyboard and stick scraps of text paper all-round the edge with Multi Medium (Matte). Go over the top with the Multi Medium (Matte) again using the scraper (hence the bits of blue, but that doesn’t matter as we will be painting it). Set this aside to dry.

Go back to the green 12x12 master board and start adding some stencilling. A 6x6 stencil works a treat as it four times on a piece of 12x12! I used Tinned Peas again with a touch of Hyde Park just to add some tone. You don’t want it to be too obvious. 

Carefully go over the whole sheet with a sanding block to smooth everything over and help the stencilling fade into the background.  Now stamp in the map from HPXT01 in Aquamarine Archival Ink. It’s very subtle note on the lighter bits it looks a bit like a crackle effect.

Now using Sage stamp the long numbers from HP1102 over the whole page, alternating the direction (vertical and horizontal). 

With a mixture of Hey Pesto and Sage add the circle stamp from the same plate. For both lots of stamping do first and second stamping before re-adding paint to the stamp. The second impression gives a faded image. Leave that to dry.

Go back to the greyboard and trim the excess paper from the edge and lightly sand the edge. Start adding layers of Hyde Park, not too thick as you still want to see the text. Then thin layers of South Pacific and finally a thin layer of Sage. I used Cut N Dry foam and I don’t press too hard, just lightly drag the sponge across the page. You can always add more until you get the depth of coverage you want. The board will start to turn from green to teal with the addition of South Pacific.

{Leandra adds colour mixing tip: If you want to make teal or turquoise shades, mix any green and blue combination together. I love sky and guacamole with a dash of south pacific for a duck egg blue, but using the darker tones like Pea Coat/ Hyde Park, Baltic Blue/ Toad hall, created some fabulous shades of blue-green! Try it}

Back to the master board. Cut a 6x6 square and distress the edges by roughing them up either with Scissors or a Distressing Tool.  Add Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges and also the edge of the Greyboard. On both pieces add line of Claret paint with your credit card.  Now stick the 6x6 to the Greyboard.

With the remaining card cut some ATCs (I used a die) and run them through an embossing folder. Lightly and really gently (you don’t want to tear the paper) use a Sanding Block to reveal the white core of the paper.  It takes a while but just keep gently sanding. Edge the ATC'S with Antique Photo Distress Ink.

On a spare bit of master board rub some Sage paint on and stamp the clock face from HP1102 in Potting Soil Archival Ink, dry and cut out. Lightly add some Aquamarine Archival Ink on the edges and the front of the clock face. 

Using a really small Kraft Tag, lightly add some Sage paint (I tend to add a bit of water to mine already on the Cut N Dry foam and use that to add a light touch of colour). Sage is opaque, so if you don't add water, you will obliterate the stamped image. Stamp the wood stamp from HP1102 in Potting Soil Archival and then the hand from the same plate in Olive Archival Ink.

Now you can start sticking the top layers onto the mount board.  I use a hot glue gun so I can get some height on each layer, but good foam pads would work too.  Finally add a toning button on the tag.

So I hope you like this shabby grungy look and it inspires you to have a go at some or all of the elements.

Join me tomorrow night for my final project of the week. Jo x

Leandra Says: I love it when you stick to a colour group, but you still manage to create interesting tonal variations along the way. Great ideas Jo, we all have papers lying around that could do with this treatment!

Gillian Says: What a great way to create your own custom master board by using up those unloved 12x12 papers, the stencilled layers look brill.


sam21ski said...

Great make Jo, obs love the colour scheme, fits perfectly with the grungy look

Sam xx

Helen said...

Stunning!! I knew Sam would like it as soon as I saw the colour... Can't wait to give this a go.

Craftyfield said...

That sounds fun!

Unknown said...

Great colours and I like the background.

Alison said...

Looks fab Jo! xx

Unknown said...

Fab! xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great colours so earthy

Jenny Marples said...

Superb Gillian. So many possibilities when you create a masterboard this way. Love your layering too. Jenny x

craftimamma said...

Fabulous way to create a masterboard and love the finished project with background layering being continued in the layering of different pieces used to create the whole.

Lesley Xx

Julie Lee said...

I love this project, Jo. This is just the most fabulous colour combo. I'm looking at it having got home from helping my mum move house at midnight, but I just had to take a peek at what you've created. Hopefully I'll squeeze in some time to play along this week. Julie Ann xx

Kathi said...

I love the depth of color and designs that you achieved.


massofhair said...

Enjoyed your version of a masterboard Jo, great colours & some fab images:-)

Kathryn said...

Ohhhh Ab Fab x

Anonymous said...

I love this, great colours & lots of layers. Will definitely be trying to make my own masterboard next week.

Unknown said...

Oh how I love green. This is gorgeous!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Great masterboard; such depth to it,

Lucy x

Kezzy said...

Wow truly stunning, I love playing with masterboards for backgrounds :-) Kezzy xxx