Saturday, March 5, 2016

Creating a Master Board with DecoArt products

I had fun creating a different masterboard similar to last week's using DecoArt products.  There is no end to the color schemes that can be attained by using the Americana line of paints, they blend together very nicely.  I used a Gelli Plate and a piece of water color paper to make the background for this and just a few different colors of paint.  Here is a brief tutorial.

This is a combination of green and blue paints brayered onto my Gelli Plate, then when dry I used a stencil and some Titanium white paint.  To give a punch of color I added yellow paint with more stencils.  At this point the paper can be anything you want it to be.  You can cut it up and use it for cards, ATCs, whatever or in this case I'm using it as a background for a stenciled image.

When all the paint was dry I taped a Prima stencil to the background paper and applied Black Modeling paste with a palette knife.

Lifting the stencil carefully exposes the lovely stenciled image.  Now I can add some additional pops of color.

Some shading was added, catch lights to the eyes and red lips.  Now I have a "portrait" without really knowing how to draw.    I'll be submitting this to the "Bold and Bright"challenge Andy Skinner has going on right now.  Click on Andy's name for the link, you still have time to submit.

Here is the list of supplies used:

DecoArt Products:
Black Modeling Paste
White Gesso
Fluid Acrylics:  Quinacridone Red, Titanium White, Phithalo Turquoise, Antiquing Cream
Americana Paints:  Irish Moss, Yellow Green, Sea Glass, Saffron Yellow, Whispering Turquoise

Andy Skinner's "Have your say"
Prima "Sharon" by Jamie Dougherty
Dyan Reaveley

Miscellaneous:  140# watercolor paper, 03 black Micron pen, washi tape, Gelli Plate

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Your comments mean a lot to me, makes me feel like I'm not alone.  Take care ~ Hugs, Renee


  1. Very cool Renee! How interesting how you made the face with modeling paste through the stencil. It just sounds like an awesome texture idea. Great colors.

  2. Just GORGEOUS Renee. I love how you did her face - making the one side lighter while leaving the other with the original coloring. INTRIGUING! j.

  3. Renee this is so beautiful, I love these colours xx

  4. Dear Renee.. I ADORE your make for the challenge, just pinned it onto one of my Pinterest gallery of beauties by others!! :)
    Good luck to you, love love love and hugs

  5. Gorgeous Renee!
    I love your masterboard- you always have the most beautiful designs with these! Mine never end up looking as cool!
    hugs, from sunny New York! heehee

  6. This is absolutely stunning, Renee! Your masterboard by itself is lovely, of course, but the layers that follow are amazing!

  7. Fabulous printed background. I am amazed that the black paste makes such a nice fine line when applied through the stencil. Lovely finished board!!