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Sunday, June 2, 2013

ICAD 2013 - Day 2

It's only Day 2 and I'm already really enjoying ICAD 2013!  I'm going to try to use up as many bits and pieces of things that I have laying around, try a new technique,  and experiment with my supplies during these next two months of cards.  I love working on index cards, because they are small and less stressful...less space means less stress on what to put on that space. lol  I like to gesso up a bunch of cards all at once, so that they are all ready and waiting for me.  This gives me a clean surface to do anything that I want to on.  And, for some silly reason, sitting down and painting that gesso on a bunch of index cards is very relaxing and therapeutic for me.

ICAD stands for "Index Card a Day" and you can learn all about it by visiting Daisy Yellow at:

For Day 2's card, I used some of the circles that were left over from using a hole punch.  I made some dividers and money envelopes for my planner the other day from patterned paper and washi tape.  They were just so pretty and I couldn't get myself to throw them away.  They have been sitting in a little pile on my desk for days now just waiting for me.  Well, as soon as ICAD started up, I knew that I had to put them on one of my cards!  So, today was the day!  I also decided to use some Golden Clear Glass Bead Gel.  A good friend of mine gave a jar of it, because she really didn't like working with it.  I hadn't ever used it before, so I was really curious to see what I thought.  I actually like it a lot! I know this is my first time using it, but I can't wait to use it on some other projects in the future.  I also used a bit of a torn security envelope that I found sitting on top of my desk.  I have quite a stash of security envelopes, because they have such great patterns on the inside and are fun to incorporate into my collages.

Here's todays card and you can also visit my You Tube site to watch me create this card.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you decide to play along!  


1 comment:

  1. hey, I was SO glad that I found this post. I've been watching ALL your video's and saw the ICAD videos (and some other art journallers too) and tried to find out more about it. It is a great idea and you've totally inspired me!! I must tell you that you have totally been a great inspiration to me as a new art journaler!! thanks so much. keep the videos coming!!


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