Sunday, 5 April 2015

The Mirror Crack'd Challenge # 8 - Make and Use a Masterboard

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Here we are again for another challenge at The Mirror Crack'd and this month it's Make and Use a Masterboard(but not cards please).
This month we are being sponsored by Woodware a Yorkshire based craft company who have kindly donated a £12 voucher for the winner so it's definitely worth a go.

Hope you will pop over and join in, we would love to see your designs.

Lin has asked me to host this month's challenge which is perfect for me as I love making Masterboards as some of you will already know.

This is what I came up with.
The Masterboard was created using various masks, stencils and stamps with the addition of tissue paper.

I started by placing one of the Tim Holtz masks onto the paper and then applying ink with a blender.
I continued adding colour over the paper until it was covered with ink and allowed it to dry.

Once this was complete I used stencils and stamps to decorate the surface.
I used black ink for this often softening the effect by applying the second or third press of the stamp.
I added the tissue paper by first scrunching it up and then applying glue directly to the masterboard and smoothing the tissue paper in place as I went along.
I continued to add detail until satisfied and soon it was ready to be used to decorate the chosen product.

In this case I chose to use my Masterboard to decorate a Mini Wallet Book.
You can get the full tutorial for making the basic book by using this link.
I changed the inner pages but as you will see you can vary this to suit yourself.

I started by decorating the outer part of the wallet with a Crafters Workshop template and texture paste.

I prepared several pieces of red card for the layering and rubbed over the edges with Black distress ink using a blending tool.

And then began cutting the Masterboard pieces to size.
I distressed the edges before mounting them onto red card and then  attached them to the black pages.

I also wanted to add some other images to this and decided to use some Stampotique stamps to create them. I add colour using one of my new Chameleon pens.

Here is what I did:

Later I glazed parts of the stamped images and also added stickles glue to them.
 These are just a few of the stamped images and I will show you more in the completed book.

Sure you don't want to see me sticking it all together so...

Here it is, all finished!!!

I have to warn you there are lots of photographs but then there are lots of pages Lol!

So here we go...

I have used several makes of stamps to create this wallet book but the main images are by Stampotique.

The camera stamp was free with Craft Stamper magazine.

Pocket pages for the ATCs.

Think I might have made too many of these so you will be sure to see these pop up again soon.

If you liked it please let me know by leaving a comment if you can.

Hope you will pop over to see what my team members have been up to using this link 
The Mirror Crack'd.

If there is anything you see that I haven't explained just ask and I will try my best to answer your queries. 

I have entered this wallet book in the :
Left of Centre     Challenge # 72 "Monochrome"
Crafty Calendar  April Challenge # "Add a sentiment"
Sisters Of Craft   April "Anything Goes Challenge"

Happy crafting,
Angela x


  1. I love your wallet book and the stamps are great Angela!
    Happy Easter from Lula

  2. Blown away is what I am with you wallet - the masterboard is fabulous and all that work you put into it all. Love it all xx

  3. Blown away is what I am with you wallet - the masterboard is fabulous and all that work you put into it all. Love it all xx

  4. Wow Angela, this is stunning! Hugs Jan x

  5. Beautiful mini book, Angela, great idea to use masterboard for this.

  6. What a kool project! Love the hint of red with the monochrome colour scheme!

  7. Hello Angela,
    Love those Stampotique images they look wonderful in this little album. The masterboard is fabulous.

  8. Your masterboard is amazing, as always Angela. The Stampotique images are brilliant and your wallet is wonderful. Hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Very cool Angela!! i love that Shimmer look on your paste- yumminess!!! xoxo

  10. Wow, a breathtaking piece of art.

  11. Oh how fun!!! I love that last sentiment about the "homemade" card! Terrific project!

  12. Wonderful masterboard and the finished project looks amazing!! I love the monochrome with the touches of red and brilliant stamping! Fabulous make!!

  13. Thank you ladies, pleased you like it.
    Sending hugs, Angela x

  14. Awesome, Angela! I'm intrigued by all of the steps that you took in this creation. Well done!

  15. Finally I am well enough to start my catching up with blog visiting and what a rewarding start this is! I absolutely LOVE your project and the masterboard definitely was the perfect background for it! Grunge has never looked better and I love those stamps too - so I definitely think you did a perfect job with using them that way!

    Claudia x

  16. Very cool wallet book! Love the flip out pages and of course the inky painty stenciled surfaces! Hugs

  17. Amazing project - so much hard work, thanks for sharing the process.Thanks for sharing at LOC, good luck and hope to see you again xx

  18. I love this. Really beautiful colour choice (can't go wrong with black, white and pops of red) and I love all the depth of interest you have in your backgrounds. Always looking for new things to do with my Stampotiques so I really appreciate your inspiring post. Thank you for sharing at Left of Center and I hope we see you again soon for one of our weekly challenges.

  19. An amazing project, each time you look you find something new. Love the hint of red, it really does make the images pop Thanks for sharing at LOC Lou x

  20. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sisters of Craft. Good Luck and come back and see us soon! Lorixx Sisters of Craft Challenge Blog DT


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