Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Circus: ICAD3

Circus Banners: ICAD3

For Daisy Yellow's Index Card a Day prompt "Circus" I took a 3"x5" index card and:

*applied gesso to cover the printed pink and blue lines on the reverse side of the index card (side note: I put down a piece of wax paper on my table to keep gesso off it);

*painted in a swirly manner over the gesso with light blue, medium blue and white for sky;

*used an ultra-fine permanent marker in dark green and a French Curve, a plastic tracing piece, to create strings on different levels;

*sorted through my art journal fodder and scrapbooking packets of colored, decorative paper for banners in assorted colors and mostly solid pattern;

*used colored pencils to shadow the banners and the banner strings;

*utilized a rubber stamp with stars and dots and stamp pads in purple then in blue to give the starry effect over all

*used PicMonkey to add text and the drop shadow frame;

*scanned the index card and uploaded it at Flickr .  Check it out!

~Cheryl Gee is a collector of her decorated index cards and rubber stamps.  She has dozens of decorated index cards and hundreds of rubber stamps.  


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