Mixed Media Fun with Inky Friends by Ellie Knol

Have you ever heard of making a masterboard and cutting it up in pieces to be used for cardmaking, or to cover a book with?
Here's how:

Stamp mixed media images in black onto a huge piece of paper, for instance an A3 size.

For your own convenience, tape it to a steady board first when using thin paper. 

Add various acrylic colors with your fingers to define areas and keep some white too . Best is to choose transparent acrylics, or semi-opaque, to make this layer see-through.
 It may look ugly... but keep going.. keep in mind that you shouldn't mix  complementary colors or you will create muddy colors.

Dab white (and/or light yellow for instance) acrylic paint through stencils. 

Dab colored acrylic paint (blue and red here) through stencils with bold images like a silhouette of a flower.

A close-up... 

Time for black stamping again; use line images (butterflies), mixed media and script stamps. 

A close-up... 


Cut it up in pieces after you've decided what you're going to use it for.
I created five cards for now from half of the sheet, and I will add some brief notes below how I finished these off. 

... tear one of the edges to create interest... 

... add more mark making with a white acrylic marker... 

... add extra color to the images you want to emphasize with a watercolor pencil.. 

... stamp and fussy cut a butterfly on white paper, and adhere to add to the composition of the card... 

... you may want to stamp onto the card base underneath the fussycut image to add to the composition. 

SO, when in doubt what to create.. create a masterboard.. 

PS.. all stencils I've used are from Magenta.

Rubber Dance Stamps:


wow love your background, and now want to give a masterboard a try :)
Susanne Rose said…
These cards are so amazing! Just fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing!

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