Seven days, seven little index cards, so far so good in my index-card-a-day challenge attempt! I’ve already slipped a bit behind for this week, but I know what I want to do for the two not-yet-started cards, I will catch up.
The yellow stencil is from one of the big box craft supply stores, and while the design is lovely, it has a sticky back that has been causing problems, It sticks to everything, and the bond is stronger than a lot of the tapes I use. It is starting to pull itself apart. The sticky back is a great concept, makes sense to have a stencil that doesn’t slip while you are using it, but I’m concerned about the self-destruction of the stencil , and the potential damage to the artwork that I use it on.
The colors are the Tsukineko inks from TSC, applied with Fantastix fillable markers. I like the look achieved by overlapping layers of color and shapes or lines. I will be exploring this technique in fabric, and I already want to try quilting the resulting fabric with a different design, not trying to follow the stencil patterns.
Over the past weekend, I took an inspiring class on making felted wool flowers. Check back on Thursday for the more on that.