Mixed Media Motherboards Make Future Projects Easy!

Hi y'all,

There are days when we are pressed for time and others when we our schedules are less trying.  On those rare days, when I find an hour or so of time in my craft room I like to make a motherboard.  Not the computer kind.  Definitely not.

A motherboard is a large piece of cardstock, watercolor paper or some other heavy weight paper that is created for card backgrounds or die cutting.
Detail from Motherboard

Detail from Motherboard

Painting gesso all over seals my paper and helps other products move and blend more easily.  I covered my mixed media paper with it.   Then I grabbed turquoise paint and yellow paint, squirted it on my paper and spread it with my brayer.
painting with a brayer
I used one stencil to add texture with embossing paste and another stencil with heavy gesso.
I doodled on the paper with white pan pastel and my favorite Sharpie ball point pen.  That pen writes over everything!  Using my smallest Doodle Blossoms Flowers I stamped all over the paper.
Doodle Blossoms

Now it's ready for any and everything.  On those busy, busy days when I need to make a card I'm halfway there.
quick card!

Try using your favorite colors and make a motherboard.  It's fun and stress free, and saves you time.


Here's another example of a motherboard here.

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Materials:  all materials come from my Etsy shop Pink Bunkadoo or are Amazon affiliate links where I buy most of my supplies.