ICAD Day 8: Positive Thoughts Only

Today, I will be showcasing the ICAD I created yesterday.  For those of you just joining, ICAD stands for Index Card A Day.  Basically you use mixed media to decorate an index card.  For more information, please click here.
Now on to the ICAD…

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First, I gathered some supplies I had on and around my desk.  Please note, this index card was previously treated with Gesso.

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Next, I went ahead and used these Alex Brand Metallic Creamy Crayons and rubbed them into my index card.

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Next, I rubbed the creamy crayons in to create a smoother look and feel.  Pretty ugh? 🙂  Now it’s time to pull out my Dylusions Stencil.

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With the stencil on top of my index card…..I use a baby wipe to wipe away the crayon.

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Once all the crayon has been wiped away, you can see the Gesso that was under the creamy crayon.

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This is how my index card looks now.  At this point, I’m loving the look of the card and I decide to use my Archival Jet Black ink along with this Old Writing Flower Collage Hero Arts Wooden Stamp as an addition to my background.

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After adding my image and quote, I used Stāz On ink to ink the edges of my index card.

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Lastly, I used a Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle watercolor pencil in black (#199) to outline my girl as well as the quote by Susan L. Taylor…. the watercolor effect was made with my Ranger Water Brush.

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Upclose pic to see the details.

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Finished Index Card.

I hope you all enjoyed this breakdown of how I created this Index Card.  Enjoy the rest of today!

Happy Crafting!
Nati J.

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