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UPDATE: This topic was originally made on April 1.