Index Card Artist Series: Part Four

Index Card Artist Series

In the hopes of inspiring you through the abundant and never-ending possibilities of working on a simple substrate, I've invited a bunch of artists to share a special index card created to share in this space. 

At 43 Folders, Merlin writes, "And for this magical mashup of index cards and the little pop-up dividers that separate and organize them, we can apparently thank the ingenuity of one James Gunn."

Our guests today are Hanna Andersson, Debbie Janelle and Emily Lagore!

Hanna's art? At once playful, colorful & happy. And usually with at least a bit of pink. 

Index Card found at a thrift store, painted using acrylics. Artwork by Hanna Andersson.

Index Card found at a thrift store, painted using acrylics. Artwork by Hanna Andersson.

In Hanna's words: I love how the blue (and the top red) index card lines indicate that this is a quick and simple daily exercise, not an aim to create a masterpiece. Lately I've fallen for the pattern craze of the internet, as you can see. This is a simple grid pattern in pink and yellow painted with acrylics.

You can find iHanna on her blog iHanna's Blog where she writes about art, craft & creativity in everday life on Facebook as Studio iHanna and on instagram as @ihannas.

 

Our next guest is Debbie Janelle, an artist exploring delicious patterns throughout this season of the index-card-a-day challenge. I have so enjoyed this series.

3x5" index card, watercolor. Artwork by Debbie Janelle.

3x5" index card, watercolor. Artwork by Debbie Janelle.


In Debbie's words: My quick tip is to be sure to let the first layer of watercolor images dry completely, before adding the second layer of details.

You can find Debbie at instagram!

 

I discovered artist Emily Lagore through instagram and have fallen in love with her mandala art and her sense of color!

3x5" index card, gouache.  ART BY EMILY LAGORE.

3x5" index card, gouache.  ART BY EMILY LAGORE.

ART JOURNAL PAGE IN AN ALTERED BOOK, ART BY EMILY LAGORE.

ART JOURNAL PAGE IN AN ALTERED BOOK, ART BY EMILY LAGORE.

Art journal page in an altered book, art by Emily Lagore.

Art journal page in an altered book, art by Emily Lagore.

In Emily's words: "This year for icad I chose to explore gouache and get comfortable painting flowers. I hand-bound a journal to mount all my cards so I could see my painting progression in this illustrative style - using collage and other techniques to support and highlight the cards."

You can find Emily at her blog and instagram.

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