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Tuesday, January 5

Masterboard Technique and Results

Over at one of my Yahoo groups, we are having new techniques on Fridays. The first one was called Masterboard. Basically you take a piece of cardstock and some stamps and literally fill the page. You random stamp your images beginning with the largest and continuing on down the line until it is filled. Then, using dtp (direct to paper) color in your page with random splotches of color. The key here for both of these steps is DON'T THINK.....JUST DO. You want it be unplanned. Then you cut up (or tear up) pieces of these sheets and make new ART projects with them Our challenge was to make 6 cards. I stated with one 12 x 12 sheet of pink cardstock since I wanted to do a Valentine theme. I managed to make 6 cards, 1 book mark, 1 ATC and 1 Tag with my sheets.

The supplies I used for the masterboard were: Jet Black Stazon Ink, Pink Cardstock, a handful of Valentine Rubber Stamps and some coordinating cat's eyes chalk ink pads.

To finish off the ART projects I used: White Glue, Martha Stewart Black Onyx Glitter, Black Cardsotck, Glossy White Cardstock, Tape Runner Adhesive, Xyron Sticker Maker, Paper Punches: 1" & 1 1/8" Squares and Round Hole Punch, and bits of Vintage Black Lace.

Here is the stamped Masterboard after stamping.

Here is the stamped Masterboard after coloring.

The finished ART pieces.

My fave card......you can barely see the Versamark Stamping on the Black Cardstock in this view. If you click the pics to see them larger it is visible on them all!! :)

Card #2

Cards 3 & 4....simple yet effective

Card 5 & 6

The Tag, ATC & Bookmark

Valentine Masterboard #2 step #1

Valentine Masterboard #2 step #2

Blue Moom Masterboard step #1

Blue Moon Masterboard step #2

Here are a few links to some more Masterboard Inspiration: here, here and here.
It's amazing to me how I like them when they have just been stamped until they are colored. What a difference it makes. So, will you try this technique in your ART studio? Please leave me a link if you do!! :::smiles:::


Diann said...

These look wonderful and you did a fabulous job creating fun masterboards....mine looks rather blah compared to these! Great job!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OH WOW...BEAUTIFUL, Shelly!!! Love them all!!

Barbara Hagerty said...

Shelly, these are fabulous! I love "blue moon" in both step one and step two! You are a master of the masterboard!!

Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC Shelly!!! They look AWESOME

Anonymous said...

Those cards look amazing. Thank you for sharing the technique.

Dorothy said...

way cool!!! I must try this!

Tamara Putvin said...

This is fantastic Shelly. Another technique to try today. Thank you so much for sharing.

Wishing you abundant blessings,

Julie Ann said...

This is SO COOL Shelly!!! Thanks so much for posting instructions! I love all your masterboards!!!

trisha too said...

i LOVE making these types of backgrounds!! yours are all gorgeous!