I had a bit more time at home to work on this set of index cards (school holidays!), so it was a good opportunity to get messy and play with paint. In fact, I've just looked back at all of my weekly collections for the last three years, and this is the only set that features paint on every card for a whole week.
Something else occurred to me as I was looking at these cards, though, and that is that only one of this week's card uses paint alone - the rest all incorporate at least one other medium. And, again, as I flick through previous weeks' cards it dawns on me that I have slowly but surely grown into a mixed media artist.
I'd always thought of mixed media as involving collage, found objects and thick textural elements, but of course even combining paint with markers or pencils is a form of mixed media. And in looking through my previous index cards (and my art school pieces too) I can see these combinations occurring more and more frequently. This semester we'll be undertaking a major project in addition to our regular assignments, and I'll be using that opportunity to explore my interest in mixed media further.
My index cards for the Index-Card-A-Day challenge (#ICAD2016) continue to be posted on Flickr, Instagram and Tumblr individually as I create them.
Posted by Sally Cummings. Posted In : Craft & Creativity