Sunday, 5 July 2015

That Craft Place Challenge needs a Masterboard.

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

And here is my third design for :
That Craft Place Challenge Blog.

Hope you will pop over and join in the challenge and have a look at what my team members have made to inspire you.

For this project we have been asked to use the Theme of Mixed Media Anything Goes!
So can't go wrong there!
And here is my project.

I have used one of the MDF frames that Lisa sells at
That Craft Place shop and also at the Facebook page and it is gorgeous.
If you have chance to go over to That Craft Place and have a look, click on the Facebook button to see even more lovely things.

So here is how I made it and of course I started by making a Masterboard!

  • First start by making the Masterboard using a sheet of A3 cartridge paper as it needs to be quite strong (you could use card too).
  • I coloured the cartridge paper using a very old technique I often used with children.
  • Rip up several sheets of coloured tissue paper ( got mine from Lisa at That Craft Place).
  • Spray the cartridge paper lightly with water and lay the tissue paper on top (this must be art tissue paper which is not colour fast).
  • I usually spray again over the top and lay another sheet of cartridge over it so you end up with two coloured masterboards.
This is what you can expect to get.

And here is one I have stamped onto using distress inks and several Lynne Perrella stamps.

Next choose a stamp for the main image and heat emboss this on quality stamping card.
I have used a Lynne Perrella stamp for this: (LPC028)

And the next bit...
I could apologise for all these photos but I'm not going to Lol!!!
Take the oval back piece, place it, draw round it.
Then cut it out.

Stamp the image again, this time onto the  Masterboard and heat emboss.
By doing this it makes it easier when cutting out the image stamped on the white card as you do not need to try and cut round the small sections like the earrings.
I coloured the image stamped on white card with alcohol pens and cut round the solid areas and attached it to the Masterboard. The small orange squares at the top were added and then Stickles glues and 3D glazes to the face to bring out the detail.
Next start with the frame (gorgeous frame from Lisa at That Craft Place), gradually building up the texture using Grunge paste.
The stencil for this was also from
That Craft Place .
And here is the frame ready for the next stage.
To do this I covered the frame in black Gesso and then rubbed on various colours of Treasure Gold, Lisa sells this too.
It's probably easier to say what she doesn't sell as she stocks loads of stuff.
Now for the fun part, putting it all together.
I kept on looking at this and just couldn't decide what was missing but it just needed something else...
So I added some gems around the frame and liked it better, hope you do too.
(I probably should say "Spot the Difference" at this stage).
Here you can see the texture on the frame more clearly though unfortunately not the Stickles but they are there!.
Really hope you like this and it would be good if you could pop over and join in the challenge at That Craft Place blog.
 Leave me a comment if you have time, I will always visit you back if I know where you are.

I look forward to seeing your entries for the challenge.

Click here to enter.

Back soon and happy crafting,

Angela xXx
I am entering this project in the following challenges:
July's Challenge - Anything Goes at Rhedd's Creative Spirit
We love to Create Craft Challenge # 14- Anything Mixed Media/Creative/Inky Goes
Craft Stamper - Take it Make It Challenge for July:
 "Take a Stamp" Anything goes
Altered Eclectics: July Challenge - Mixed Media/Altered Art


  1. Angela!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love all of your steps and the way you colored your stamp! This turned out just stunning my friend!! xoxo

    ps.The alcohol pens, are those the ones you told me about before? I know I wrote them down but cannot find the paper!! heehee

  2. Wow Angela, this is just incredible! I love the stencil you chose, that texture is so unique and looks brilliant with the metallic highlights! Love your image too, how wonderfully creative! Well done! hugs :)

  3. How gorgeous! Fabulous layered background, great colouring on the LP woman, and the textured frame looks amazing.
    Alison xx

  4. Fabulous! Love the colouring on the image and very beautiful frame, hugs Carole Z X

  5. Brilliant project and love the distressing on the frame

  6. Love this frame and what you have done with it Angela, and the stamps that you have used. Great project.

  7. I a so glad that you showed the technique photos Angela, it is lovely to see how you create one of your masterpieces! I love that image (coloured beautifully) and the frame looks fabulous! Love it all! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Love the tissue technique, I'll have to try that one, thanks. It's a really beautiful project, thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.

  9. What a fabulous project, Angela! The masterboard is lovely, and nice to see how it was built up, and the beautiful frame too - love the stencilling and finish.


  10. LOVE THIS !! Happy you're with us in the TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper.
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  11. WOW! Stunning project. I love the layered background and the texture on the frame looks amazing! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  12. Angela...this is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing your brilliant step by step through both instructions and photos. I love your masterboard and then that fabulous Lynn Perella stamp. Your altered ornate frame look perfect to showcase your beautifully done madterboard and stamping. Great project!

  13. Thanks for another lovely comment, Angela. So glad you like my doll faces! Still got to practise lots, and I'm also researching other styles to draw too, to go with different styles of angel doll. Interesting that you recommend Hobbycrafts as well for the polyester filling - that has to be a good recommendation, so I'll go with that!


  14. This is a beautiful piece, Angela, and I love that you've documented it so well with photos. It's a great tutorial for a fabulous piece.

  15. A really gorgeous project,I love that stamp and all the texture and colour palette of the frame...
    Thank you for joining us this month over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  16. Fabulously wonderful! How creative! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT~

  17. Beautiful Angela and interesting colouring technique for your masterboard, never would have thought to try that!

  18. I love Lynne Perrella Designs so your lovely frame caught my eye.
    Thank you for joining in with Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

  19. Fandabbydozy hun love it -
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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