Using only paint and stamps, easy peasy! Anybody can do this!
I spent no more than 5 minutes hastily slapping some water colour paint onto these 3 pieces of paper. Looks like a 4 year old did it, ha!
The following 4 images show step-by-step applications of sloppy, random, speedy, thoughtless 1. scribbles, writing, and lines 2. stamps 3. black paint sponged over stencils 4. white paint sponged over stencils. (click each pic for a larger image)
Then I lined them up inside this high tech box and used a toothbrush to splatter on watered down paint. I tidied up the stencils, stamps etc between layers of gold, silver, black, white, yellow and red paint to give each colour a little time to at least partially dry before adding the next. Then I left them overnight to totally dry but you could use a heat gun or hair dryer to speed things up.
They were still butt ugly at this point so I dotted & drew small circles with black & white markers, then stamped black and white paint all over using the end of a pencil eraser, an empty paper towel tube, and a membership card to make the random cross-hatched lines.
Still pretty ugly but here comes the magical part! Trust me here, turn them face down and draw random cutting lines on the back. I sliced them up into squares and strips. Don’t be tempted to peek! When you’ve cut them up and you turn them over, this is what you get:
***if they aren’t flat, you can carefully press them with a dry iron on low, just cover the paint with a sheet of plain paper so it doesn’t melt or burn.
I cut them even smaller into hearts.
This size and tinier, until all I was left with was shred.
These 2 4X6 pieces were made with strips & scraps
This rectangle was turned into a 4X6 with a sentiment & a frame.
Adding a list of things made out of masterboards, often using just the tiniest scraps.
Those all came in swaps too!
Quick & dirty last minute Valentines
Tea time cards.
Lacey mushroom ATC
Adorable animals ATCs
Steampunk owl etc metallic ATCs
Gumballs, pirate unicorns, & more! ATCs
3 little foxes ATCs
And finally, an entire swap package made from masterboards