Monday, September 23, 2013

Altered Rolodex Card Monday

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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1 comment:

Cindy B said...

I love how you limited yourself to use supplies on hand! Great altered Rolodex cards!