Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Paper Towels and ICAD Card

Hey guys! I'm here with you guys again, and, even though today's post is a bit shorter, I'm kind of excited about it, since I pretty much love everything I'm sharing. I worked on quite a few things today, but these are the only things that I'm sharing today. 

Let's start off with the index card, shall we? I think we shall. 
Today's index card is a fun one; most of the ones I've been making are kind of bright and in your face. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that... it's just that I wanted to try something new.
You know what I mean?

Yeah. So today's index card is quite a bit different. It's darker.
The background (the initial base) is a technique that I've been working on perfecting.
I know, I know.
Another technique. You're probably sick and tired of hearing of me inventing new techniques by now.

But then again, maybe you're not. Maybe it depends on the person.

Anyways, getting back to the initial subject.
My index card background. I was working on taking some paint (I've been trying out student acrylics), and actually mixing them directly with glitter.It takes some manipulating;
But you CAN get the paint to show...
As well as having the glitter show too. It's tough though.

That's why it's a technique in process.
And not a tutorial.

Anyways. Again, getting back to the index card (Sorry about my rambling).
After that I actually went over the top of the whole card with plain black poster paint.
Then rubbed it around with my fingers. I thought it looked pretty cool.

After that I simply stamped the word "Dance" in the corner.
And colored around the edges with a glitter crayon that one of my friends sent me.

Another thing that I want to share with you guys are a few more paper towels. 
More paper towels.

I'm sure you guys are probably sick and tired of paper towels by now as well.
Or then again, maybe you're not.

I tried a couple of the suggestions in the comments of this post.
Including one about using the paints undiluted.
And it worked like magic!!
This is why I have a blog. Without you people, I wouldn't know WHAT to do.

You can see a couple of the towels I did above; 
A cool black flower with an orange and blue background. As well as some green and blue 
pieces in the back.
I think you can see them.
At least I know I can. *shrugs*

Another idea I saw in the comments was using FOOD coloring to dye the towels.
I personally thought that idea was GENIUS.

So far I haven't gotten to it, since I've been so busy with volleyball.
But I will get to it. I will. I swear.

Speaking of volleyball, my first game is actually tomorrow. Wish me luck.
I think I'll probably need it. 
Actually, if you're a reader of this blog, you'll probably notice I'm using a new format.
Do you like it?
Let me know. 

If YOU are interested in doing a one-on-one challenge with me,
Like I did with Dede,
Let me know in the comments. 
I'm looking for a new partner. Okay.

See you guys later. Comment away.


  1. Jordan, The colors do look more vivid - watercolor paints would work great too. I like that you are so curious and love to experiment!

  2. It's me (lorri from ustream/twitter) I would love to do a challenge with you. Visit my blog if you would like to, and I'm happy to link on my blog to yours :)

  3. YAY LORRI!! I'm happy to have a partner to do this with. I'll find your blog and save it, then probably send you a DM on twitter. :)


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