See How to Create a Mixed Media Master Board with Mboss

by Roni Johnson

See How to Create a Mixed Media Master Board with Mboss

Master Boards are a quick and easy way to create a large supply of beautiful backgrounds in a single session. There are no rules, no limits and they are so much fun to make! Today, I’ll show you how to create a mixed media master board using inks, embossing powders and more.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 2+ hour


Step 1

Select a piece of paper for the foundation of the master board. It could be mixed media paper, watercolor, cardstock or something else. I have chosen a sheet from a vintage atlas for this project.

Step 2

Scrape the smooth side of the Squeegee across the Cheerful VersaFine Clair inkpad. Drag the inked Squeegee across the paper. Repeat 2-3 more times.

Step 3

Continue to pick up ink on the Squeegee using Golden Meadow and Morning Mist VersaFine Clair inks.

Step 4

Apply Verdant VersaFine Clair ink through a harlequin stencil and Green Oasis VersaFine Clair ink over a square stencil using a stipple brush.

Step 5

Pounce VersaMark ink over a leaf stencil in several places over the page.

Step 6

Sprinkle Mboss Lucky Stars embossing powder over the ink; shake off the excess and return it to the handy space-saving pouch. Heat the embossing powder to melt.

Step 7

Stamp flower several times over the paper using VersaMark ink; cover with Yellow embossing powder, shake off excess and return it to the pouch. Heat the embossing powder to melt.

Step 8

Stamp various collage images over the paper using VersaFine Clair inks.

Step 9

Spritz Dandelion irRESISTible Texture Spray over the entire sheet and let dry. You now have a lovely master board ready to use for all sorts of projects. Below are just a few examples made using this single master board.

Card #1 When Life Gives You Lemons – Squeeze the Day!

Card #2 Have a Bee-utiful Day!

Card #3 Perfection is Overrated

Card #4 Mason Jar

Card #5 How’s It Hanging?


  • Vintage Atlas Page
  • Deco Art – Harlequin Stencil
  • Dylusions – Squares Stencil (retired)
  • Stamplorations – Leaf Stencil
  • Unity Stamp Co – Flower, Collage Images
  • Heat Tool
  • Craft Consortium – Fresh Cut Stamp
  • Sunny Studio – Slice of Summer Stamp, Silly Sloths Stamp
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Sentiment; Vintage Milk Bottle/Lemonade Cap, Bee-utiful Day stamp
  • Finnabair – Sentiment Sticker, Sentiment & Vintage Photobooth Stickers