A Fun Summer Art Activity

Are you looking for a fun summer art activity? Grab some index cards and a few art supplies and join me and hundreds of others who are participating in the Daisy Yellow Art Index Card A Day Challenge. It officially starts on June 1, 2015, but if you are anxious like me there are some warm up exercises you can do. The idea is to do something creative on a 3×5 index card every day for 61 days. There will be prompts for children and adults.  I’ve been gathering my supplies and trying some new things. I decide to experiment with my Tombow Markers. I found I can make beautiful backgrounds by coloring the index cards with the Tombow Markers, mist them with water and let them dry. I think you could use this technique with any water soluble marker.The cards curl up when they are wet, but flatten as they dry.  Here are some practice cards I created with step by step photos.Playing with my Tombow markers and acrylic paint getting ready for the Index Card A Day challenge-a fun summer art activity-myflowerjournal.com Tombow Markers spayed with water for background with flower doodles on top -a fun summer art activity-myflowerjournal.comStep by step Tombow Markers spayed with water for background with flower doodles on top for a fun summer art activity-myflowerjournal.com

After it was dry I did some flower doodles with a white Sharpie Paint Pen.Splattered Acrylic paint foliage with flowers created with Tombow Markers sprayed with water for a fun summerart activity-myflowerjournal

For this one I started by splattering green acrylic paint on the card. After the splattered paint was dry I added the flowers with the Tombow Markers then sprayed them with water and let them dry. (Splatter Paint Tutorial)Step by Step Splattered Acrylic paint with flowers created with Tombow Markers sprayed with water for a fun summer art activity-myflowerjournal.com

Here is one more done the same way.Splattered Acrylic paint foliage with flowers created with Tombow Markers sprayed with water for a fun summer art activity-myflowerjournal

Tombow Markers sprayed with water to give them a softer look. I used this design for my title card for the Index Card A Day Challenge-a fun summer art activiity-myflowerjournal.com  My title card created with Tombow markers for the Index Card A Day Challenge-a fun summer art activity-myflowerjournal.com       I used my sewing machine to add a title banner and some stitches for texture.

 

I will be sharing this on Paint Party Friday, Art Journal Every Day, French Country Cottage

15 Responses to A Fun Summer Art Activity

  1. Just gorgeous I love the green spattered one. This would be a fun challenge but I am travelling in the middle of it and know it wouldn’t happen for me.

  2. I love ICAD! I want to join in on Facebook but couldn’t figure out how. I think I will have to go back tomorrow and try. It looks like so much fun! Have a great PPF and a wonderful weekend. Rasz #64

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