Evening friends, hope you’re all well. It seem to be an age & a half since I did a blog post. You wouldn’t believe the amount of draft posts I have, just haven’t got round to finishing any of them. I am not going to bed tonight until I’ve published this one.
When I was at at Ally Pally in April I had the pleasure of meeting Emma Godfrey, who was demoing on the PaperArtsy stand, alongside Leandra. Emma showed us how to create fantastic masterboards, full of layers & texture & I had a go when I got home, but it wasn’t quite right, to me anyway. Thankfully, Emma has now made a video with Leandra, where she shows you the entire process & this is my first proper attempt.
It started out with scraps of PaperArtsy’s now discontinued Thorndon Hall patterned papers, with Grunge Paste through a stencil on top.
Then I started adding Fresco paints & stamping with Ellen Vargo stamps & PA mini script stamps.
When I was finished I cut down the A4 sheet & made four cards. I used Tim Holtz chit chat stickers & a stamp set from Hobby Art called Alphabet Typed for the quotes.
It’s a pity the photo doesn’t show it, but the Florentine Treasure Gold on the GP areas looks SO good.
Looking at the finished cards I had a bit of an “a-ha” moment. While making the masterboard, I kept wanting to add more stamping, more paint, more accents & I had to really force myself not to. I remember talking to myself, saying “stop. Stop there. See what it looks like if you DON’T fill every bit of space.…” And I think I was right to stop. Yes, there are errors. The placement of the hearts is probably the biggest one, but on the whole, I quite like my effort. And I will definitely be making more masterboards.
Massive thanks to Emma & Leandra for taking the time to make the excellent video.
See you next time.