Another week of the index-card-a-day challenge has flown by. I started the week following the prompt list from Daisy Yellow since I had so much fun with it last week.
|The prompt was masking tape, which was perfect since I've been obsessed with my faux washi tape experiment|
|The prompt was "favorite earrings". I already had a painted background using my favorite spiral stamp, (which, not coincidentally, is the same shape as my favorite earrings) so I traced over a few of those background spirals with silver gel pen.|
|Prompt was Turquoise. I dug through my basket of my painted papers and tore off strips of anything turquoise and just glued them down onto my card.|
After this I got stuck on the prompts. Nothing else on the list was speaking to me. Last week Tammy pointed out that two of my cards referred to things I don't do. I decided I didn't want to make a habit out of that, so I didn't make the "I hate football" card in response to the football prompt. I also got really focused on other projects and my index cards were feeling more like an assignment. Rather than treating them as an obligation I decided to use them as brainstorming sessions for my next painting.
I'm still not sure I like the results of my first attempt to paint on canvas but instead of painting over it I think I will use the same materials to create variations on the technique. Here are some index cards explorations of colors and layers.
The backgrounds are different shades of acrylic paint. I stamped over them with a homemade stamp (that rubbery stuff you put under throw rugs to keep them from slipping) and stamped some more with bubble wrap. I painted circles with white gesso and then colored in the circles with water soluble oil pastels (two or more colors blended together)
I like the way they look all together, arranged in a grid:
New prompts are up for next week, and I admit, I am very intrigued. Art deco? heck ya! Catastrophe? so much potential....