Tuesday, 19 June 2018
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These are B, C, D, E, of my ABC Bible verses on Index cards which takes me up to date :)
Not quite happy with this so I added a napkin layer.
This one has a last layer of paper napkin too.
I have decided I prefer a blue marker for the writing. Have you tried using paper napkins in your art/craft work yet. I love them, they are so easy to use either in small pieces like the butterfly in the middle of this one or covering the whole card. See you soon x
Saturday, 16 June 2018
Hello, I have three more index cards to show you, the middle one is a watercolour that I did with some rose quotes around it.
Ancient of Days is a title given to both God in the Old Testament and Jesus in Revelations. Anita is doing a Bible ABC of cards and I thought I would join in with her. Ancient of Days is my first one (A). Here is a free flower card for you in two versions.
Bye for now x
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
I wish everything I created made me happy, but it doesn't, some things I try work, some things don't. If they don't there is always gesso, but not when you are working with index cards, they are a little flimsy to cope with too much wetness. The following four are my "happy" ones, I am particularly happy with 3 and 4. I know my African lady has a few flaws, but I really like her.
These are my unhappy ones, I think I got the colours wrong in the first one, although I did have some fun with it in PSE which made me happy :) -- last image. The second one was a collage that went decidedly wrong, because I used water colour wax crayons, my sharpie's didn't want to write -- lesson learnt there. :)
So that's me up to date with the Index card challenge - have you started yet?
Saturday, 9 June 2018
Welcome to Crafting With Jack, today I have some more flower cards for you, one has a vintage mix. do let me know which style you prefer.
As usual these are for your personal use only. Thank you for visiting, don't forget to leave me a little love when you leave :) x
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
I completed two Index cards today, I started them off yesterday and finished them this morning. I have been following Mixed Media Morsels tutorials so I started these with a layer of tissue paper. Not having any tissue paper I used a sewing pattern, so there was some lines and wording on it. You simple paint a background, let it dry, then add glue and loosely lay the tissue paper on it. Using your finger to gently increase the folds.
That was that bit done, but I do like to keep going until I'm happy!
On one card I did a background by doodling with a pencil and then filling in the shapes with watercolour. It was Okay but..... So then I put a layer of tissue paper over it, ran an ink pad over it, still not happy, I thought I could see a fish in there. I painted a dark blue around the fish "shape" - ugh! (no picture for that) I noticed the tissue paper had lifted along the side so I ripped it off, leaving my original coloured-in background - actually I was amazed it came off cleanly.
I added another layer of tissue pattern paper then I added a layer of paper napkin. These mice are so adorable :) Finally I added white to the mice and the daisies, a little bit of outlining and - Happiness :)
I am going to post my mice card at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge (anything goes)
Keep on crafting :)
Monday, 4 June 2018
These are my Index cards 3 and 4. Initially I used felt tip pens to do the flowers and curly leaves, but I have learnt that I don't like using Felt tip pens :) I bought the pack to keep in my handbag for colouring in, but while they are fine for doing single lines, I don't like them for colouring. I used a little gesso on the flowers, then redid them with watercolours.
I used a paper napkin first, then I used watercolours. You can see the texture from the napkin. Finally adding the butterfly.
If you are joining in the creativity, do let me know and I will come and visit your blog x