Sunday 29 November 2020

2020 Topic 21 Masterboard Mail Art with LPC (by Kate Yetter)

  2020 Topic 21: Masterboards

Masterboards don't need to be subtle- they can zing with colour and life. Kate has used her masterboard bases to add layer upon layer and with some added texture they really are something special.
~ Keren.

Hi everyone, it's Kate with you today, and I'd like to share with you my masterboard project that I used to make mail art.

I love making mail art (4x6 postcards) because they are small and perfect for layering stamped images. What better way to save time than to make backgrounds that can be cut down into several smaller ones but can be several completely different projects.

I started out by painting my cardstock with Fresco Finish Chalk Paints and Infusions before stamping repeatedly with the same image.

Next, I cut my paper down to 4x6. The extra I will save for later projects. 

In all, I made three masterboards but I was having so much fun that I completely forgot to take a picture of the other two. As a result, you will just see the finished product from each masterboard.

As you can see, I used pieces of linen, paint absorbed paper towels, embossed paper and stamped images to embellish my postcard.

My second Masterboard was made using another Lynne Perrella stamp set.

Again, I focused on using mainly stamps and texture I had on hand to embellish.

My third masterboard was made using the combined stamp sets.

For this postcard, I rotated the 4x6 card and created a pocket with some tags.

If you have paper that is splattered with paint and ink, a masterboard is the perfect way to display all that messy goodness. Just ink up a stamp or two and go to town in the background. I hope you enjoyed seeing how I used three different masterboards to create three very different pieces of mail art. Give it a try and then send it to someone in the mail. 

Until next time,


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Miriam said...

This is wonderful Kate. I love the masterboard you created

A Pink said...

Great masterboards ,fab projects , Kate . Loving all those cleverly constructed layers . tfs x

Eileen Bergen said...

These are wonderful, Kate. I had to look up "masterboard" and definitely want to try it. Thank you.

PaperArtsy said...

I adore how your layers are so touchable!! They just sing!!