This year I am taking part in Daisy Yellow's ICAD (Index Card A Day) project where the challenge is to create a small piece of art onto an Index Card every day in June and July. "The challenge is about the DOING and not the KEEPING or PRESERVING or ARCHIVING. It is the process of creating each day that matters." - Daisy Yellow
Stamp Away With Me and it looked so cool I just had to give it a go! Here's how you go about it:
Put some cold water into a disposable shallow dish (or in my case, a Ready Meal container!).
1. Carefully put a few drops of different colour Nail Polish onto the surface of the water (I was aiming to use up some of my old gunky polishes but as you'll see later the gloopier ones don't work as well - something to bear in mind!)
2. Using a disposal tool (toothpick, chopstick or in my case plastic fork) swirl the colours together.
3. Place piece of watercolour paper onto the surface and then pick it off!
4. Leave to dry
A word of warning, this can get a little messy so make sure you have paper laid down and DEFINITELY use disposable tools:
And what to do with the results? Anything you want! Punch shapes for card making, use in scrapbooking / art journalling, make your own notecard / invites. The possibilities and colour combos are endless!Daisy Yellow ICAD flickr group.
What would you use this technique for?