Stationery - Chiswick

Index card art using POP Paint.

Posted on 30 Jun 2017

Today on the blog I am sharing one of the latest trends in the art and crafts world and how I create some fun effects using the ever versatile POP Paint.
Trending in the world of crafts that is spilling over more and more into artistry is ICAD’s – or Index Cards a Day.
The index card sized art works are quick ways of creating miniature works of art every day, that does not take too long to create, but offers a platform for experimentation and playing with new and different products. In many ways it boosts and inspires creativity and getting yourself out of a comfort zone and rut.
Today I am sharing how I created today’s icad using POP Paint.For me personally working on recycled mediums is a preference. You can not only lighten your footprint on the earth as I have shared many times before, but these recycled and reused surfaces are often times better than a lot of other surfaces. I used a recycled cardboard box piece for this card.

step 1 – Use a paint scraper to add layers of colour onto your base board. I started off with Buttery and then added some Macaroon.

step 2 – Dip the paint scraper into the paint and then  swipe the paint across your surface with the flat edge.
Short strokes of paint create loads of interest and ending in a bit of a thicker stroke leaves a beautiful effect and adds dimension.

step 3 – Keep adding colours and layers, leaving each layer of colour to dry in between before adding a second colour.

step 4 – Apply your paint strokes in different directions to add interest and remember to leave some open spaces for the other colours to show through.

Stamp a butterfly image in black and cut it out. Add some colour to the butterfly using small amounts of POP Paint in Macaroon and Minted.
Add some random paint splats – I use some water to thin my paint and splat the paint onto the project.

Cut out words from a dictionary and adhere them to the butterfly.

I had my reservations about this piece but in the end it turned out to be one of my favourites so far.
I love how the colours work together and the butterfly images and words just add that finishing touch!
How are you utilizing your craft and art products this weekend? And maybe add some POP Paint just for fun!

Products used:
POP Paint 500ml-Macaroon pp0504
POP Paint 500ml-Buttery pp0514
POP Paint 500ml-Blush pp0503
POP Paint 500ml-Minted pp0506

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.