Sonntag, 5. April 2015

Make and Use a Masterboard

Hi everyone,
Welcome to our April Challenge.

Our theme for this month is to
A masterboard is a large background piece designed to be cut up and used in smaller projects, such as journals, postcards, cards, ATC's etc. It can be created with any combination of collage, paint, inks, sprays, rubber stamps, stencils. 


I  used the imitation technology ' Abklatschtechnik' for my masterboard
with wallpaper glue und acrylic paints
silver and black

  • stärkeren Zeichenkarton gleichmäßig mit dünnen Leim bestreichen
  • in den noch nassen Leim kontrastreiche Farben wie bspw. Schwarz geben, egal in welcher Form - streifenförmig oder als Tropfen oder oder ...
  • dann den Zeichenkarton in der Mitte falten, so das die linke und rechte Kleisterseite aufeinander liegen
  • mit den Fingerkuppen auf der Außenseite darüber streichen
  • und jetzt wieder auseinander ziehen
  • voila fertig ist ein mittelsymmetrisches Muster

ich musste natürlich auch noch was Neues probieren ;-)
so habe ich nach dem Auseinanderziehen noch zusätzliche Strukturen eingebracht

mit dem oben abgebildeten Gerät, man kann aber auch vieles andere nehmen
bspw. Gabeln
oder wie hier zu sehen getrocknete Farnblätter, aber auch Schablonen sind möglich

es entstehen immer neue fantasiereiche Muster

der Trocknungsprozess lässt sich enorm mit dem Heißluftfön beschleunigen!

It was a perfect background for my favourite saying in a simply picture frame.

We are thrilled to be sponsored by 

With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.


Woodware are a Yorkshire based family owned business, as well as distributing Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Stamps we have a wonderful range of stamps designed for us by Francoise Read and Jane Gill. We also scour the world for new and innovative products for the crafty card maker, and have a great range of punches and tools of the trade, to find stockists in your area or to see the range visit the website

Try it on Tuesday They who have wings
The male room Use a metallic embossing powder 
The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge Flora & Fauna
Mixed Media Place Exercice 6 Typographie

Just start, having fun and try out!

LG Kerstin


  1. Hi Kerstin, I'm not sure how you did this technique but love the effect.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  2. Wowsers and gorgeous creation hun - love it xx

  3. Fab masterboard! Have never try this, but will give it a go!

  4. Brilliant technique, I should try this. TFS, Kerstin. Picture frame came out beautiful with your masterboard.

  5. Hello Kerstin,
    I have never heard of this technique, but i certainly looks interesting, wonderful effect on your masterboard.

  6. Wow this looks really interesting! I must try this technique. I am not sure how you created the ferns but they look amazing. Hugs Jan x

  7. A wonderful masterboard art. Really lovely creation. Thank you for sharing it at TioT.

  8. Onteresting idea for sure

    Thank you for sharing ypur lovely craftwork at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. Mann, Mann, der Detail-Aufnahme explodiert die Pracht der Abklatschtechnik regelrecht, Kerstin! Ein grandioses Masterboard und grandios eingesetzt! Spitze!

    Claudia xx

  10. Fabulous project!! Thanks for joining in at TMR~

  11. Meisterlich ist das!
    Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

  12. Beautiful! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place Gym!

  13. This is amazing - I love the images and the quote is just fab. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room!

  14. Your background work is stunning with all its detail and textures! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

  15. Your work is stunning! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place!

  16. Amazing project! Thank you for joining our challenge at Mixed Media Place!

  17. Love this grunge style ! I am happy you took part in the April challenge "Spring is coming " at The Artistic Stamper !


I always appreciate all your comments. Thanks so much!