“The most effective way to do it is to do it.”
3x5" index card, heavy body acrylics, fluid acrylics
THE DAILY PROMPT: Use nail polish to decorate an index card.
Good news! August 1-30 I'll be sharing a Daily Paper Prompt.
Time for our Wednesday Link Love.
I'm proud of each of you for your creative endeavors the past two months! Who would have expected a tiny canvas to make such a difference? I have many theories but I think it boils down to simply taking action every day instead of planning to take action. Jumping in and creating something low to no risk on a simple office supply. Trying new things. Playing with favorite techniques. Watching your stack grow and grow as you open up all sorts of possibilities!
Index cards simply represent a small canvas. Other canvases include:
1. artist trading cards: 2.5x3.5" cards made to keep or trade, never to sell. Read my post about ATCs from 2008. It was one of the first artsy things I tried, before I discovered art journaling. Examples in this flickr group.
2. mail art: mail art can be any size, but think of postcard sized artwork that you mail to others.
3. inchies: Use a pencil to draw a 1x1" grid on large watercolor paper, do something different in each square. Use the squares to doodle, draw patterns, then color with magic markers, sakura gellyroll pens, colored pencils or watercolor. Or paint a different color in each grid. Let the paints from adjacent squares intermingle. When you are finished, cut along the grid lines and you'll have inchies. Then you can glue them to large black paper, use them for collage or greeting cards, attach them to gifts as gift tags, really anything goes. Cut into 1x4" strips instead, and you have a book mark.
3. Small drawing journal: I use 5x8" journals for doodles, drawing mandalas, writing, keeping to-do lists and sketching.
5. Large drawing journal: For example, a 9x12" or 11x14" wirebound journal of watercolor paper. Great for art journaling, doodling, writing, collage, etc.
Time to start thinking about your next creative step.
In the comments today, something different. Please let me know what new creative endeavors you have started in the past month, and how ICAD might have contributed.
Finally, the linky love! PLEASE post a link to a blog post or specific photo at flickr which includes a card you finished in the past week. Please don't post a link to your home page, as it will be deleted.