Friday 27 November 2015

2015 #22 With Brave Wings {by Sue Carrington}

 2015 Topic 22: Masterboards

Hi everyone Sue here, joining you this evening with a post about Masterboards. I love making backgrounds and Masterboards are just another way of doing this. They also come in really handy when you need to create multiple items, such as Christmas cards.

Step One: For my masterboard I decided to use a 12 x 12 piece of tissue paper. Using Granny Smith Fresco Finish from the limited edition set I brushed on the paint in a zig zag pattern.

Step Two: I then started to add to the design using Green Olives Fresco Finish with a smaller paint brush. 

Step Three: I carried on adding more paint to the tissue paper using some sequin waste and the edge of a plastic card. Then I stamped the butterflies from Hotpick 1506 using Leaf Green and Forget me Not Archival ink and the text from the same set using black Archival ink. 

Hotpick 1506 

Step Four: To use the masterboard on my journal page I tore it into strips and glued it onto the page that I'd blended Granny Smith and Captain Peacock over.

Step Six: The leaves were stencilled using ELB 002 and Granny Smith then I drew around them using a Stabilo pencil and then with a damp paint brush went over the pencil lines. Using the same stencil I used ArtBasics White Crackle. I then created a glaze using Captain Peacock and brushed it all over the page except over the Stabilo pencil and after a couple of minutes wiped it back using a baby wipe. 

Step Seven: I used the panel stamp from HotPick 1506 with Versamark ink then white embossed it. To create the white lines I used the edge of Flexi Block dipped in Snowflake Fresco Finish. I stamped more butterflies from the HotPick 1506 set onto some scraps of the tissue Masterboard, cut them out and glued them on to the page. The sentiment from HotPick 1506 was stamped onto the journal page using black Archival ink.

I've included one last close up shot to show the crackle of the leaves and the fabulous detail of the butterfly stamps.

Masterboards are so enjoyable to make and can be created so quickly, you then have plenty of your own handmade paper or card to use in future projects. Hope you feel inspired to have a go !


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Fabulous use of the new paint colours Sue . the torn strips are a brilliant base layer for a journal page; immediate dimension that can be built upon. Lots going on here but the complimentary colours keep it all consistent, as do the stencilled shapes, one echoing the other. ~Darcy 

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Unknown said...

I am new to our journaling. Not to sound stupid, but what our masterboards?

Helen said...

oh, Sue, this is a gorgeous journal page, and the starting masterboard was wonderful with the butterflies.

Julie Lee said...

This is so beautiful. I really love the colours and how you used those butterflies - they look as if they could just flutter off the page. xx

Kirsten said...

Lovely page, the colours are gorgeous.

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous masterboard Sue and you used it in such an inspiring way. Such gorgeous use of the colours and I love the butterflies and all those glorious textures and layers. Jennie x

craftimamma said...

What wonderful pages Sue! Love the colours, stamps & stencil you used. Beautiful master board!

Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

What wonderful pages Sue! Love the colours, stamps & stencil you used. Beautiful master board!

Lesley Xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Sooooooooooooo BEAUTIFUL! Just gorgeous! Honestly Sue, I could gaze at that for HOURS. It's glorious! Lx

Ruth said...

Lots of lovely luscious layers, just what a masterboard should be. Beautiful colours and the butterflies are perfect! Ruth x

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful journal pages, love all the details that went into it. The tissue paper is also a good idea for the masterboard base.

Unknown said...

Fabulous journal pages xxx

rachel said...

wow - awesome work!!! Love this masterboard - brilliant xx

Words and Pictures said...

Love the depth of these beautiful layered greens - what a stunning masterboard.
Alison x

SewPaperPaint said...

Gorgeous colors and layering, Sue! Beautiful!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so effective sue! (Sorry for the late commenting),

Lucy x