I hope you have had a fantastic weekend. I had a great day in my art room creating; mostly working on handmade cards.
I decided to use book pages as the base, so I applying gesso using a hotel key card (old gift cards make great pallet knives as well).
I made patterned paper out of magazine pages (I find it best to start with a layer of gesso when using a mix of fluid and medium bodied acrylics. I’ve found the fluids won’t stick to magazine pages as well without it. However, I suggest you play around with the materials you have and do what you find works best.)
I usually have someone in mind when I make cards so most of these are already heading out, but it was fun to play around with color and paint today. And, one of the cards gave me an idea for a future granola box canvas piece, so it was a win-win!
Do you enjoy making cards? What’s your favorite technique?
Till next week,