Saturday, August 1, 2015

Pink and Purple Chevron: Index Card a Day 2015

"My parents told me
I'd point to a bed of flowers and say
"Pink. Pretty.'
before I knew any other words."
 
Canadian folksinger, songwriter, painter
 
My collage "Pink and Purple Chevron" on an index card
 
Chevron, the military and heraldic insignia,
is a stylish pattern that is currently enjoying a revival as a background design.
 
Chevron is also an index card a day prompt for my favorite summer time art challenge.
 
To create this chevron index card I combined sections of my own painted pattern paper
with magazine paper chosen to make a striking combination. I cut the purple lines and applied them over the painted pattern paper with a glue stick on a 3"x5" blank index card. 
 
 
 
To make the painted pattern paper I applied white gesso to a piece of white cardstock. 
 When the paper was dry I began drawing Zentangle designs
over the entire surface in a random fashion with an ultra fine tip permanent marker.
 The last steps were to color areas of the drawings with colored pencils and
to cover it all with geometric designs with a white pen.
 
My painted pattern papers are saved and reused many times and in many ways
even when portions are cut away for projects such as
"Pink and Purple Chevron".
 
~Cheryl Gee is more of a green person but does love pink.  She also loves the songs of Joni Mitchell.  
 
 


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