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    Apr012014

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    Monday
    Mar102014

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    Index-Card-A-Day Challenge
    The 2014 Challenge Starts on June 1!

    THE OFFICIAL LIST OF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    If you are looking for a fun set of daily prompts, check out the series of 61 techniques-based Daily Paper Prompts

     {You do not need to catch up, just start}

    Welcome to the 2014 Index-Card-A-Day Challenge

    The challenge is about the DOING and not the KEEPING or PRESERVING or ARCHIVING. It is the process of creating each day that matters.

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    Go buy a pack of index cards. Cheap ones.

    ♥ draw ♥ doodle ♥ write ♥ collage ♥ paint ♥ haiku ♥ stamp ♥ stitch ♥

    ONE INDEX card each day

    JUNE + JULY

    61 DAYS : 61 CARDS

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    2014 Index-Card-a-Day

     June 1 to July 31, 2014  

    3x5" index card, gelly rolls

    What do I do to start?

    Starting on June 1st, create something on a 3x5" index card every day for 61 days. If you start after June 1 you do not need to catch up, just start. You can do more at the end if you wish. But get going, that is what is important.

    Just index cards.

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    Monday
    Oct072013

    Daily Paper Prompt #61: Create to the Rhythm of the Music

    Our guest hostess is Marit Barentsen! You can find Marit blogging at Marit's Paper World, creating mixed media artwork or orchestrating behind-the-scenes as the editor of Featuring Magazine. I've linked to Issue #4 because you'll find my article on creativity tucked inside!!!

    Take a sheet of paper and a tool to your preference (pencil, marker, crayon(s) or paint and a brush/palet knife. Turn on the radio (or have someone put on music without you knowing which song it will be). It can be all kinds of music – lyrics are not important so classical music can be used as well. Close your eyes and be surprised by the sound. Move your pen over the paper to the rhythm of the music. Then look what shapes / rhythms you put on the paper and work from there.

    The basic I created with a paint and palet knife while listening to Mr. Probz - "Waves" {links to YouTube}

     

    Final art piece created from the original background {above}.

     

    Another example - the basic was made using a black marker while listening to Herman Brood - "Saturday Night" {links to YouTube}. A tutorial on how this work came about can be found on Marit's blog!

    Find ALL of the prompts at this link: Daily Paper Prompts

    What's the Daily Paper Prompt?

    Monday
    Oct072013

    Daily Paper Prompt #60: Monochromatic Collage

    monochromatic: one color + black + white 

    pick a color, any color. use that color plus black and white and create a collage

     

    Find ALL of the prompts at this link: Daily Paper Prompts

    What's the Daily Paper Prompt?

    Thursday
    Oct032013

    Daily Paper Prompt #59: Altered Maps

     Use a map in your artwork. As a background for an art journal page or artist trading card, as an element in a collage. You could use it simply for color or texture. Or you could use it to tell a story... i.e. a map of a specific place, an imaginary map, a map describing a place or the setting for a dream.

    Think of all sorts of maps. Subway maps, maps of botanical gardens, maps of dreamworlds, a map in the back of your favorite sci fi novel. 

    Find ALL of the prompts at this link: Daily Paper Prompts

    What's the Daily Paper Prompt?

    Wednesday
    Oct022013

    Daily Paper Prompt #58: Hand-Carved Stamps!

    Our guest for DPP #58 {fifty-eight, can you believe it?} is Gabriele, a journaling mixed media artist from Germany! I met Gabriele through the DY Facebook group, through her colorful contributions and warm comments.

     

    Stamps! What a great tool! And there are so many ways to use them. As I started with Art Journaling about 1 year ago, I was overwhelmed by the enormous amount of art materials you can buy in the US for scrapping, card making and AJ. Some of the stamps were so great, I absolutely wanted to have them, because the artists works were so fantastic and I wanted to create pages like that also. For me it was not easy and very expensive (very high shipping costs from US) to get them. I made about 3 pages and 5 tags with my new wonderful stamps and then I realized, that my pages did not have the desired appearance, my tags looked all the same and most important of all: THAT WAS NOT ME. For a few prints it was perfect, but then it got boring. I realized, my pages started loosing their unique character. I would end up with something many other people have. This was not my intention.

    How to solve that problem? I spent a long, long time searching the internet for alternatives to ready made stamps. I finally found some videos about artists making their own stamps and stencils. And they were so different in style and material, I knew this was it!!! A lot of work, but the chance of developing own ideas and patterns was worth it. I tried carving potatoes, which is a short time solution and a good practice, but not for longer use. I finally found some material called speedycut, which I use for more detailed and complicated stamps. I work on it with linocut tools.

    But my favourite carving material is packing foam.

    It comes in all kinds of colours and thicknesses and it is for free! Mine came with some loudspeakers, and is very easy to work with. I use a simple cutter, which you can get at the craft store for very little money, many of you will have it at home.

    I like the rawness of these prints, the stamps are easy to use with acrylic paint, or ink, whatever you like. Due to its buffed surface, when using acrylics, the print is rich in texture, which is an attractive contrast to even backgrounds. And (very important) it takes only a very short time to carve them. When a stamp is damaged, you can easily make a new one or another one.

    I use my stamps mostly with acrylic paint, often outline them with markers or pens in different colours. Here are some examples that show how many varieties you can have with a small amount of stamps.

     

    For me the most important thing is: a self cut stamp is an individual piece of your own personal art and everything you create with it carries your personal mark. For me it makes a great difference, if I use stamps created by someone else or my very own. Give it a try. I am sure, you come up with many different patterns, you always wanted to have, but cannot find them ready made. Why always spend money on things, that are so easy to create? Thank you very much Tammy, for being such a wonderful host! Thank you very much, my fellow artists, for your stopping by and your interest! And now: free you Mojo and have fun!

    Find ALL of the prompts at this link: Daily Paper Prompts

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    Tuesday
    Oct012013

    Daily Paper Prompt #57: One Word Journal Page

    {This is my 12 yr old daughter's art journal page - see another just like it}

    Create an art journal page focused on ONE WORD or a very, very short phrase {just a few words}. First, create a background in any way you wish. Messy paints, squiggled doodles in orange sharpie, watercolor stripes, collage... your pick. The word or short phrase is the focal point of the entire page. If you want to write/journal on top of the background, the word can be the launching point. 

    Then dip a brush in black fluid acrylic paint, craft acrylic paint or dark india ink and paint your word or phrase. If you've never painted words, it's really the same as writing, but with a brush. Another option is to use a black Sharpie marker or Pitt brush pen. Wait until the painted word is completely dry {an hour or two later} and outline it with metallic paint marker, with white gellyroll, or white colored pencil. If you have a thin brush, you can outline this word with a lighter color of paint.

    Find ALL of the prompts at this link: Daily Paper Prompts

    What's the Daily Paper Prompt?

    Monday
    Sep302013

    Daily Paper Prompt #56: Torn Paper Collage


    The prompt is to use torn layers of paper to create a collage. I made two examples by tearing japanese papers to create the look of mountains or waves with various peaks and valleys. 

     The first is stitched to an index card, with the stitching echoing the waves.

    The second is glued in a simple journal that I created with watercolor paper. I painted the back of each piece with fluid matte medium and glued to the page. Above the papers, the perfect space for slow journaling. {How convenient... DPP #27: Slow Journaling}

    Remember to work your layers so that there is an illusion of depth. The mountains or waves closest to you will be glued on the topmost layer, so I actually glued the highest bits here first and worked my way down.

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