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®:
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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
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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.