Today is the first day of the fair in our town. Those of you who've been with me for a while know how I feel about this week. For those of you new around here, let me tell you that this is not a fun week for me. I do a lot of baking at work this week for a few places that sell food at the fair. It's very busy, frustrating and exhausting.
That being said I think it's only fitting that I should post some more index cards today.
The background on this one is a book page. I glued it on and then ripped part of it off. Then I inked over the whole thing and stamped it randomly before gluing on the words and the picture. I finished it off by splattering a little paint on the picture.
The background on this one is torn strips of masking tape stuck to the index card randomly until it was covered. Then I inked it up a bit. I used a strip of burlap ribbon under the picture. On the picture I inked the edges then spread a little glue around the outer edge and sprinkled it with glitter.
The background from this was made purely by accident. I've been experimenting with aluminum foil (more on that later) and when I went to wipe the black paint off the foil I noticed it made a nice impression. I grabbed a blank index card and used it to remove paint from my foil. When it was dry I added various colors of inks before gluing on the words and picture. The steampunk lady was a freebie that came along with a coloring page. I can't for the life of me remember the name of the talented man who drew this.