I challenged myself to spread my wings a bit and joined CindyB at Altered Paper Blog for "Altered Rolodex Card Monday".
My personal challenge was to only use things I found on my desk. The only other items I could use were 5 bottles of paint - yellow, orange, Navy blue, purple, & black.
This is my desk top about an hour and a half ago.
As my project got underway, I realized I'd forgotten a few things; paint brushes being the main omission. Not to be discouraged. I cut an old plastic ruler in half and used this to drag across the card, making a streaking sort of mess.
I tried something new on the orange side of the cards. I used a coffee filter to pull up some of the ink (after the smearing technique like I did on the blue/black side.) I rolled the coffee filter down with a marble rolling pin type thing and this made it look a lot better.
Most of the items I used were stickers of some sort. The first one you see in the picture below (High Spirits) was not a sticker! This led to me searching for SOMETHING sticky that I could use to adhere the image to the card. I found a bottle of clear nail polish (how did that get there?)
The items on the desk were almost all for Halloween. These cards are not up to my personal standards but I made a commitment to show my work, crappy or not.
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