After getting inspired while reviewing each of the awesome Masterboard Tutorials posted by @Reinikka, @Magpie, and @geekgirl I finally got up the nerve to try one! Once I allowed myself to do just one, make it small, and limit my color palette, I stopped feeling overwhelmed!
First, I dug through my various supply stashes and decided on my palette and picked out some tools.
Then I layered on the color! I wrote with a gel pen, swirled on on fluid acrylic, stamped a larger stamp, stenciled using craft paint, stamped on smaller stamps, used another stencil with fluid acrylics.
Added some detail with a TP tube, tape center, and the edge of a large card similar to a gift card. Finally I used a dry brush to dab over some of the stamping to tone them down a bit. Of course, I let each layer dry before adding the next so as not to smear or blend color where I didn’t want to. It’s a bit of an exciting challenge to determine how much of each layer is enough, but not too much!
Now I just need to find a fun project to do that needs the POW that a bit of masterboard brings!
UPDATE: This topic was originally made on April 1.
I love it! One of the best masterboards I’ve come across on this site. You need to make more!!
Such a distinct masterboard!
Definitely need to make more! I think you were brave to try the different textures…good call toning some of the color down!
OMG I love the textures you achieved!
Choosing to restrict the colours is a brilliant idea, it looks fab! I’m looking forward to seeing what you make with it! (and your next masterboards)
Thanks so much, friends! It did take me some courage building to start, but I am so glad I did.
This is fantastic!
And you know what? I made my very first masterboard yesterday, too I watched one of @Reinikka’s videos on Youtube. It was so much fun.
Dying over how fantastic this is!
Y’all are so kind and encouraging!
Nice layers! Love the texture I had to take off my computer glasses so I could really appreciate the colors I’m looking forward to what this becomes!!!
Um, this is awesome. Perhaps more so than you even intended. Any chance you wanna swap for it, or some of it if you’ve got a project in mind? It’s so cool.
Omgosh this is awesome!!!
Beautiful!! I love how vibrant the colors are.
This appeared rather bland until I read the comments, then it dawned on me … … just a few days late looking at it.
And here was me looking at your first image and thinking, wow how co-ordinated a supply picture, very instagrammable