Etsuko champions the versatility of the masterboard with so many ideas that you can create using a masterboard. She explores different ways of creating them and her collaged piece is particularly beautiful.
Hi everyone, it's Etsuko (My favorite things) with you today, and I'd like to share with you Collage and ATCs using Gwen's fantastic stamps.
I'm a big fan of Gwen's works and beautiful stamps. I recently made few mini-books of different shapes in her online workshop and also learned to make backgrounds, one of which is a collage-based background. Today I used that technique to create masterboards and those ATCs. Masterboards are really good for heavy layers.
First, I prepared several sheets of paper for the collage, using EGL10, EGL11 and EGL12 on these copy papers, book papers and kraft papers with some ink pads. Some of Gwen's stamps can be used to create patterns.
I collaged papers randomly using mat medium on the Smoothy Heavyweight A4 white card .
Stone, Eggshell and Taupe Fresco Paints are each mixed with Satin Glazing and painted on the background.
Using images from EGL02, EGL07 and EGL12 I stamped with some Archival pads then drew in some crayon. It's hard to see on the photo, but I rubbed Treasure Gold Classic in some places.
I cut the masterboard into ATC-sized pieces.
I used EGL09 to make ethnic and fun ATCs. The background colours are grayish and a little chic, so I used watercolors to calm the doll's colours down and fit in with the colour scheme.
This is the second masterboard; I used Snowflake Fresco paint to white-wash after finishing glueing these collage papers down.
Finally I stenciled by Snowflake Fresco paint and stamped Seth's new ESA18 and ESA13 using Archival ink.
I turned a large piece into the journal page. I made the sewing patch which I've been wanting to do for a while using it, and added a mandala piece to finish the page.