Linda Edkins Wyatt here with three very different projects that I
created using masterboards. In case you're not familiar with the term, a
masterboard is basically a large sheet of fairly heavy paper (like cardstock or watercolor paper) that you
decorate, then use in other projects. For two of my boards, I cut
the masterboard into smaller pieces, and for the third, I used almost
the whole sheet for the project.
I decided to use my very
first collection of stencils, the Lemurian Garden Collection, because
they're dear to my heart. I wanted to use the same stencils with
different colors and techniques to illustrate how different the final
results could look. On the picture below, you can see each of the
masterboards and the final products I made with them.
Here's the stencils I started with:
used an old favorite technique for the first board--torn old printed
pages glued to a big piece of watercolor paper, then overprinted with
stencils. I pulled pages from a yellowed medical dictionary and
haphazardly ripped them, then glued them in place with matte medium.
|The six photos above show how I created the background from torn book pages.|
the board had dried (I let it dry overnight) I started stenciling with
my Lemurian Tulip, sponging white paint with a wedged cosmetic sponge. I
stenciled randomly around the background until it was well covered.
|The four photos show my process for stenciling my Lemurian Tulip on top of the torn and glued bookpages.|
MASTERBOARDS 2 and 3:
worked on these two boards at the same time. One was a piece of
watercolor paper that was a "clean-up page." It was mostly black
acrylic, with bright color splotches and patches. The other masterboard
started with a clean white piece of watercolor paper.
|On the left, a clean white piece of 140 lb. watercolor paper, and on the right, the paint-splotched paper.|
Here's how the white one (masterboard 2) developed:
|I added some dots and strokes of color here and there to make the color flow around the masterboard.|
how masterboard 3 developed...I was working on them simultaneously, but
it looks quite different from board 2 even though I was using the same
colors and many of the same stencils.
Once I had the masterboards finished, it was time to play!
I decided to cut up board 1 and make ATCs.
|A 9" x 12" stenciled masterboard yielded nine ATCs.|
|I applied VersaMark ink through the stencil.|
|Next, I sprinkled gold embossing powder on the card and shook off the excess, revealing the Lily image covered in gold embossing powder.|
Once the stenciled paper was securely on the journal, I trimmed it with scissors. I discovered that the ribbon placemarker attached to the top of the journal had come unglued and fallen out. So, I decided to use some pretty sari ribbon with interesting embellishments to create a new bookmark.
|I added a handmade (by me!) tassel, African Trade Beads, and some Turkmen Jewelry Parts.|
Here's all three projects, together with the masterboards used to create them. I hope you'll give masterboards a try!
Hello Stencil Girl! Today's blog is the best explain blog that I have read. I am a beginner. I have been receiving Stencil Girl blogs for about a year or more. I enjoy reading them but, I don't think "I'm there" yet. Today's blog by Linda Wyatt, has given me the confidence that I can do it!ReplyDelete
With clear writing and a good amount of step-by-step photos, I now have a project that I think will turn out.
I even liked the photos with the products she used and even a yellow post-it with the measurements written out on it. I have tissue paper and over 1,000 rubber stamps.
Gotta go now. I have a project to do and I'm excited.