“Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.” Bryant H. McGill
A Holy Curiosity” collection found its way as a base for the new cards. I’m a great believer in the motto that too much of a good thing can be wonderful. How about you?
Working commercially for so many years, my art is usually much “cleaner”. I’ve long been curious about how it would feel to throw caution to the wind and let the paint fall where it may. The compact size of the cards have “given me permission” to explore and discover my messy side.
Building the layers on the face was enjoyable. The Artistcellar Blocks series stencils were a lovely counterpoint to the Halftone Dots series. As with all Artistcellar products the quality allows you to focus on creating your work, not worrying about damaging the stencils. I have used a variety of media and the stencils always wash up easily, making them ready for my next project.
Distress Crayons are wonderful to work with. The colours in the set I have are bright and stay true when applied to the substrate. The feel is soft, smooth, and luxurious. Subtle touches of crayon completed the work.
I hope you will give Journaling on cards a try. You may discover, as I have, the joys of following your messy, succulent spirit of enquiry. You may even find a new kind of happiness waiting for you!
- STANDARD PLAYING CARDS
- ARTISTCELLAR STENCILS: Tibet Series, Traditional Japanese Series, Marked Series, Blocks Series, Halftone Dots Series, Sea Foam
- TIM HOLTZ VISUAL ARTISTRY CURIOUS POSSIBILITY Rubber Stamps
- STUDIO G Alphabet Rubber Stamps
- HAND CUT STENCIL: Diamonds
- ELMER’S RUBBER CEMENT
- LIQUITEX WHITE ACRYLIC GESSO
- LIQUITEX MATTER MEDIUM
- DECOART Crackle Paste
- MEMENTO DYE INK Tuxedo Black
- PLAID ACRYLICS: Blue Sapphire, Amethyst, Blue Pearl, Pure Orange, Perfect Purple, Violet Pansy, Sunflower, Metallic Rose, Bright Red, Aquamarine, Pure Gold, Plum
- DECOART: Splendid Gold, Sunny Day
- DINA WAKLEY: Lime
- NATURAL SPONGE
- TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS CRAYONS
- DYLUSION SPRAY: Bubble Gum Pink
- POCKET PAGE PROTECTOR
- VARIOUS EPHEMERA: Paper, Rubber Stamps, Dover Publications Images, Rub-On Lettering