Masterboards

A Masterboard is paper or card that you embellish yourself and has many uses such as matting and layering, as the focal point on a design and to make die cuts and punched elements or wherever your imagination takes you.
I enjoy making them because they are more personal than the background papers you can buy and no-one else will have the same design.
Sometimes if I make one that I would like to use for several projects, I scan it and keep the original so that I can use it again.
I will be uploading some of my favourite Masterboards here with ideas of how to use them and info on how they were created.

I normally use A3 paper or card because it gives me more to work with but it could be any size.
 
I have found that if you have a laser printer you can get very good copies to save as inspiration or to use on another project.

Here are a few more ideas I've used recently:

2017









 
Masterboard Techniques I've found on YouTube:
 
Eileen Godwin

2016



 
 



March 2016
 

 


 
 
 
February 2016



 
A card I made from the Masterboard above.
 




Fun With Masterboards and Picasa 3.

This is the original using distress inks through a stencil.



And playtime with Picasa to alter the colours.














Alice Masterboards.





Card sample.


Changing colours with Picasa .





Christmas is coming so here are some festive Masterboards:























Masterboards made using tissue paper placed onto damp paper or card so that the colour bleeds into it.



I then stamped onto this one using Paper Artsy stamps.


And here is what I made with them:




Masterboard from my friend Gloria.


Here's what I made.





Chocolate Baroque.



More Boards.


Artist Trading Cards



Sent a similar Masterboard to my friend Gloria.



Here is what she made.

Mini Book



Gloria sent me this Masterboard.


And I made this.




Graphic 45 stamps.


                                               Card samples.







  • Distress Ink and text stamp.


Card samples.





  • Gelli Print.


Card sample.


  • Butterfly Masterboard.


Card Sample.


  • Indigo Blu stamps.

Card sample.


  • Bird design.


Sample.



  • Steampunk stamps by Sam Poole



Card Sample.




  • Gothic Style.



Sample using Stampotique stamps.


  • Steampunk Masterboard.

Sample.


  • Chocolate Baroque stamps.


  • ATC sample.

Back soon with more ideas,
Angela x


2 comments:

  1. Well, I didn't have to go far to learn about Masterboards. These are amazing and very inspiring.
    Cathy woyww #61

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  2. Aah Masterboards explained...and I do make background papers using these techniques myself, never knew they were called Masterboards - thanks for the info and love your designs, Carole Z X woyww #49

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