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 here at Daisy Yellow.
Our artists today are Patricia, Denyse and Lauren! These three artists are enthusiastic index card artists who have worked the challenge multiple years and are part of the positive energy of the index-card-a-day challenge.
Patricia is our first guest, a former art teacher with a passion for color, especially magenta! I love the way that Patricia makes magic from unexpected color combinations.
In Patricia's words: This card started with some extra acrylic paint wiped onto it & I just kept building layers of paint for the background. I added some found stamps, more layers & washi tape. I finished it off with some found text. Materials: Golden acrylic paint, washi tape, found stamps, white Uniball Signo.
Next on our parade of fun? Denyse, a retired K-6 Principal who blogs & makes inventive & colorful art every day.
In Denyse's words: My card sums up what I have learned since I become a part of Daisy Yellow Art community. Art is about many things but it is never about being ‘perfect.’ It took me a while to discover this ‘magic place’ of creative freedom and it helps my soul soar when I ‘make art’ of all kinds. I prepped this 3x5" index card with Dylusions spray using a stencil, added Neocolor IIs, wet with a water brush and lettered with .5 Unipin and added found words. Materials: 3x5" index card, delusions spray, stencil, neocolors, unipin, found words.
You can find Denyse at her blog and at instagram.
Lauren Bergold's work is clever, delightful and amusing, all at once!
In Lauren's words: Having just spent several days in Manhattan (my first experience of ICAD on the road) I was still very much in a "New York State of Mind" and this card reflects that, as well as my love of mandalas and my appreciation of Tammy's clever prompts! I drew this compass with black extra-superfine PITT artist pen and brush markers on a gridded index card. Materials: Pen/marker.