Saturday, June 07, 2014




ICAD Day #8

My friend Willow Sauerwein, of Estuary Magicks, posted a card with some burned paper techniques. It reminded me of some work I had done a long time ago using a soldering iron on paper. 

I had really liked the piece, but unfortunately I no longer have it. It was the first (and last) time I agreed to do one of those round robin swap things. My piece, that I had put a lot of work into, went out and never came back. I've never again trusted anyone who proposes that type of swap.


At least I have a photo of it. :( I hate it when my artwork is destroyed or stolen. 

So, this brought up some bad memories, but reminded me of a cool technique. Mixed blessing.






ICAD Day7

More of the same.  
I think I'm working on something...



Or I might just file this idea away for future reference.



Friday, June 06, 2014


 Day #6


Photographed with backlight.
I will be working on this more today.



Thursday, June 05, 2014



No prompt


I was looking at paper flowers on Pinterest.

This worked. I like it.

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I wanted to make how I did this a little clearer.
Some people seemed to be confused. ?????


There are a million tutorials for making paper flowers online. 
It's fun!






Wednesday, June 04, 2014

ICAD day#4


They have 'prompts' for each day. I had been ignoring them.
Saw lots of things with puzzles done with the cards today.
 I assume that is the prompt. I made another folded thingy.
 Realized I could stick a couple of my puzzle die cut pieces in it. 

Wallah
Whatever



I am enjoying working with this limited starting point. 
I should probably start using old index cards for this. 
I toss out the ones I use for notes and shopping lists...



Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Monday, June 02, 2014





ICAD Day #2

Sharpie Marker, Prismacolor pencils and ballpoint ink.
Doodled while watching Game of Thrones.


Sunday, June 01, 2014

ICAD Challenge 2014

I decided to participate in an online art challenge. ICAD - Index Card A Day.

Check it out. Could be fun.



My first day:



I decided to play around with doing some oversized beads with painted index cards. They seem pretty sturdy. I sprayed them with a clear sealer, so I think they will hold up.
One of the small beads apparently got hung up on my sweater so isn't showing. I'll see if I can get a better photo tomorrow while there is still some light.


A bit better pic.