Hi Everyone! It’s Briana from OrangeSpiralArts.com. I have a question for you. Have you heard of Tammy Garcia’s (aka Daisy Yellow) Index-Card-a-Day challenge? Commonly and lovingly called “ICAD”, this is an art challenge that lasts 61 days, and begins on June 1st. The challenge began in 2011, and you can get a lot more information from Tammy’s convenient ICAD FAQ page. I am the type
of artist who loves an art challenge for the inspiration and push to keep creating on a regular basis. I don’t always follow the “rules”, and that’s totally cool with Tammy.
Step 1: Get your supplies ready.
Step 2: Place an index card under the “Sea Fan” stencil.
Step 3: If your Distress Stain is new, get it started on a separate index card. Apply “cracked pistachio” Distress Stain over the stencil and index card.
Step 4: Apply “mermaid lagoon” Distress Stain over the “Sea Fan” stencil and the same index card.
Step 5: Roll a roll of paper towels over the wet ink, keeping the stencil in place.
Step 7: Lift the stencil from the index card to see the cool design.
Now onto the “Fire Coral” stencil.
Step 1: Get your Distress Stain going on that “other” index card.
Step 2: Apply “abandoned coral” Distress Stain to the “Fire Coral” stencil over an index card.
(Note: What’s fun about using the 6x6 artistcellar stencils over an index card is that you can choose which part of the design you want to capture. OOH, and layering designs over one another would be super fun, too!)
Step 3: Soak up that extra ink with your roll of paper towels.
Step 4: Lift the stencil and see your design!
Now you have three index cards started (or completed) in a matter of minutes! Put them in your ICAD collection, take notes on them, or send them in the mail to a friend!
I hope you feel inspired to create with stencils and additional art supplies! Play around and have some fun! Because, “That’s what it’s all about, hey!”
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