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So I’ve decided to do a quick post everyday with my index cards – let’s see how long that lasts!

Here is day #1 – June 1:

I had planned to use the map prompt, even had some little circle map pieces from Studio Calico’s Abroad collection cut out. As you can see, it just didn’t happen…and I’m ok with that since I like how this ultimately turned out.

I stamped white tissue paper with Olive Archival ink, then smooshed it onto the index card with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Matte Multimedium – the multimedium made the red line on the index card run a little which was pretty cool too. I made sure to get wrinkles in the tissue paper for more texture.

Once that dried, I broke out my watercolours (finally!) and painted purple, turquoise, and lilac in stripes over the tissue paper. I really watered them down to make a wash of colour.

Then I broke out my Mini Herringbone stencil from the Crafter’s Workshop, some light modeling paste, and my new liquid watercolours. Lesson learned, liquid watercolours make your modeling paste too runny and so the stencil impression wasn’t as clean as I would have liked. Still a neat look though, so it’s all good!

I stamped a camera in Cobalt Archival ink, cut it out, distressed the edges, and adhered it to the tag, along with a wood veneer Studio Calico bird that I painted in shades of purple.

Finally, I broke out my teeny tiny cheapo letter stamps and added the words in Jet Black Archival ink.

I love the colours, and how there are bits of tissue overhanging the edges of the card, giving it a slightly tattered look. I even like the messy modeling paste – it worked with the look of the whole card.

Now…. What to do today? 🙂

S.

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