Oof, so I was REALLY late on this last masterboard swap. I’ve just felt super overwhelmed lately and I guess it manifested in immense artist’s block, particularly with paper craft. But I finally just pushed myself through it and managed to make some stuff I think turned out pretty cute.
Here are the masterboards themselves:
The one on the left is supposed to be kinda fish-scaley, made up of circles cut from a bunch of different random paper stuff I’d been saving for collaging.
Bottom right is a paper bag with a bunch of mostly white paper scraps (also from random saved pamphlets and stuff) scattered all over it, and then painted with various homemade stamps like sponges, forks, and a chopstick.
And the upper right is a ton of different paper layered over each other, starting with colored cardstock and also including crepe paper, tissue paper, and white paper napkins with gold leaves on them. I really love the effect of the more translucent papers over more vivid colors, and I think I’m going to continue experimenting with that layering in future paper projects!
I also made a little owl ATC using one of my older masterboards:
(When I’m having trouble being creative I tend to default to owls; somehow I can always seem to make one of those, no matter how difficult art may seem at the time!)
And then I used a bit of the side of the new paper bag masterboard to make some two-layered die cut embellishments:
I hope my patient partner Smmarrt enjoys these and finds fun ways to use them!!