I’m still making more art cards for the undertaking. The idea is to make something creative every day of this 2018 year. I have chosen to make 3” x 3” art cards and I’m having so much fun with them. It is very surprising to discover just how many ways there are to art on such a small surface. Here is another set of nine cards and the good thing is there is a full step-by-step tutorial for these as there has been before. I even refer back to my own tutorials when I’m making cards! The cards themselves are uploaded to on a daily basis so you can see them there in detail.
1. Using nine 3” x 3” art cards (from Artist’s Tile Set by Peter Pauper Press Inc) collage each one with torn strips of wrapping paper, using a glue stick.
2. Using watered down white gesso, brayer it gently over the cards.
3. Using Lindy’s Stamp Gang’s Magical Shakers in a variety of colors, shake them onto the cards and spray with water. This adds both color and sparkle.
4. Stamp all over the cards using a text stamp. This does not have to be done perfectly. In fact, it looks better if it’s not!
5. Stencil on all the cards in a variety of colours and using the following stencils from StencilGirl®: , , , and .
6. Stencil all the cards with white acrylic paint through stencil .
7. Outline with black and white permanent markers.
8. Collage pieces of tissue wrap onto the cards using a glue stick.
9. Drip some pink, yellow and orange fluorescent inks onto the cards and spread it about using a water spray bottle.
10. Stencil the focal points onto the cards using a variety of different stencils and colours that match the various backgrounds of the cards. I used stencils , , and .
11. Outline the focal points using a permanent white marker.
12. Stencil circles in the corners of the cards using white acrylic paint and .
13. Outline the circles from step 12 with Stabilo Woodies or any other water-soluble pencils in a colour to match the various cards.
14. Glue on vintage text of your choosing using a glue stick.
15. Spray gold mica spray onto the cards through stencil .
16. Edge the cards with permanent ink pads in matching colors.
© Frieda Oxenham 2018. To see more of Frieda's work, please visit her BLOG.