Welcome to the latest batch of ICADs (that’s index-card-a-day btw) and since I have been working in batches of nine cards, I have the sixth batch of ICADs to share today. If you were interested in more ICADS, here are the posts so far:
Day 1-9 post is here,
Day 10-18 post is here
Day 19-27 post is here
Day 28-36 post is here
Day 37-45 post is here
and there are a few other individual posts scattered along the way, just search for ICAD and you’ll find them. 🙂
Before we get to the ICADs, here’s a look at my desk in its current state, complete with kitty companion, Miss Lily. You can see it’s a bit of a mess with only that little patch of clear space in the middle and everything else looming in from the sides. It’s true, this is all the space I have to work with atm, outside of the photo, the rest of the table is just piled high with stuff that really needs to find a permanent home elsewhere. What is Lily looking at? A big avalanche of boxes on the left that is in the process of sliding on to the floor and she’s hoping it’s not coming her way!
ICADS Days 46-54
If this is the first of my ICAD 2021 posts you are reading, my concept for the series is to focus on watercolour pigments and colours. Each of the 61 cards will feature a different colour. Some will be pure, single pigment colours, and others will be mixed convenience colours. So far I have been working in loose rainbow order but that will soon change! The other criteria I have set for my ICADs, is to use any leftover bits and pieces, recycled ephemera, old die cuts, collage fodder, saved tissue paper etc and not use or buy anything new except the index cards themselves. So you will see teabags, cardboard from cat food boxes, leftover diecuts, gift wrap, tissue paper, postage stamps, thread, yarn, found poetry from old books, gel print leftovers and so on.
This latest batch is a whatever-I-could-find-on-my-desk collection, which just happened to be a lot of tea and coffee packaging bits and pieces, which do go well the teabags I’ve been using since Day 1.
Day 46 – Lunar Black – PBk11 – A Daniel Smith colour which is a really great paint if you want to paint things like the surface of the moon.
Day 48 – Quinacridone Violet – PR122 – back to Daniel Smith and one of their Quinacridone colours. This one is used to make another colour further down the list…
Day 49 – Cobalt Violet – PV49 – one of my most used Daniel Smith colours, it looks a little light in this photo but it is quite a vibrant violet in RL.
Day 50 – Wisteria – PW6, PR122 – this is a convenience colour from Daniel Smith which is made by adding white to the Quin. Lilac I mentioned above, so if you had the lilac and some white, you could DIY this one.
Day 51 – Piemontite – Genuine – This is one of the Daniel Smith Primatek Mineral paints, using genuine Piemontite.
Day 52 – Burnt Sienna (2) – PR102 – and another Mijello single pigment colour, this is their alternative Burnt Sienna which using only PR102. They have another Burnt Sienna (1) that is a combination of multiple pigments.
Day 53 – Green Apatite Genuine – Genuine – This is one of the Daniel Smith Primatek Mineral paints, using genuine Green Apatite.
Day 54 – Diopside Genuine – Genuine – This is one of the Daniel Smith Primatek Mineral paints, using genuine Diopside.
This batch all include the teabags, leftover watercolour scraps, Jane Eyre book text, and then tea and coffee packaging and leftover die cut elements added, with a bit of doodling to finish them off.
Oh and Day 47 has a little surprise hidden inside…
Let me know what you think in the comments. Only seven more ICADs left to do before the end!
As always, thanks for reading!
index cards, watercolour paint, collage, book paper printouts, tea and coffee packaging, teabags, napkins, cat food box, leftover die cut elements, watercolour scraps, black pen, white pen, staples, glue
ICAD – Day 45-54
WOYWW – #634 – What’s on my desk (I’m number #18 in the linkup here too!) Happy WOYWW!
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