Thursday, 13 October 2016

Getting Inky

Earlier this week I decided to make a master board using gesso, distress inks and a selection of stencils and stamps. There are several tutorials on YouTube if you're not sure how to go about this technique.  I've definitely come to the conclusion that if you want to know anything about a particular method or technique there is more often than not a choice of videos on You Tube for guidance.

 I've often done inky backgrounds but always worked on smallish pieces of card but this time I went for the whole A4 sheet which would give me a good amount to incorporate into several cards.  This is the first one which has only used three narrow strips so there is plenty remaining.  I thought the background needed to feature so just added a sentiment on some die cut shapes.

Rectangular dies - Tonic Studios
Stamp - Stampendous
Central motif - Sue Wilson dies


  1. I love the look of your master board so far Val, this card is gorgeous, great colours. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your makes with this.

    Sue xx

  2. Your card is beautiful Val. The masterboard looks great and a really good idea. The only masterboard I've ever done was at a Christmas workshop a few years go and it was great fun. Having seen your lovely card I'm quite keen to have a go again - you've inspired me. And of cause there will always be snippets to use up for Playground cards. Have a lovely weekend Val. Barbxx

  3. What a gorgeous card Val! Love your masterboard background. I totally agree with you about YouTube demos....there's oodles of good info on there and making masterboards is so quick and easy. It's fast becoming one of my favourite things to do.

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog today. Will look forward to seeing how you interpret my second card. It's bound to be lovely!

    Lesley Xx

  4. Terrific use of a masterboard. Can't wait to see the rest xxx