ICADs and painted papers

I’ve been in a flurry of painted papers …..the “Sewn” class by Mary Ann Moss opened yesterday.  Our assignment is to paint patterns on paper until Monday.  That’s when the next lesson will be posted 🙂 To find out more about “Sewn,”  see the short video link over on the sidebar.  I love to paint patterns, I like the more abstract process.  You just do it without much thought. I will be doing more patterns this weekend  and I’ll post my patterns I have painted, thus far.  Before that, let me show ICADs 33-35:

ICAD 33 is a collage of map, book and deli papers:


ICAD 34 is two magazine pieces that I embellished with a Sharpie pen by outlining the shapes:


ICAD 35 is watercolor with pen work:


To see others who are participating in Index Card a Day…go to Tammy at Daisy Yellow.

These are my painted patterns:


pink close-up:


painted phone book page:


I only have three Link Loves to share this week:

Link #1 – Alison has a good mix of journals, embroidery and photos over at Life is a Beautiful Place to Be.

Link #2 –  Graphic designer, Sharon, lives in Boulder, CO….I like the name of Sharon’s blog: The Teacup Incident.

Link #3 – Me Plus Molly is in the UK, she has lots of fabric painting and pattern making.

Check Diane at Crafty Pod for more Link Love!!!

22 thoughts on “ICADs and painted papers

  1. dawnsrays July 5, 2013 / 5:16 pm

    I too have been immursed in painting papers for Sewn. So addicting once you get started! Yours are looking fab and are gonna make great ????? when it’s all done, lol
    I love the water color face icad, very beautiful.
    Thanks for the links to check out this weekend, have a good one!


    • Mary July 8, 2013 / 4:21 pm

      Thanks Dawn…yes, it’s very addicting…thanks again for the kind words 🙂


  2. ritabarton July 5, 2013 / 7:14 pm

    These are fabulous! I love that pink pattern a lot!


  3. Dianne July 5, 2013 / 10:13 pm

    Your painted patterns are truly gorgeous! sweet watercolor face too…


  4. lunardaughter July 6, 2013 / 6:32 am

    Your painted papers are utterly delightful. And I can’t wait to see what happens to them!


    • Mary July 8, 2013 / 4:22 pm

      Thanks a whole bunch to Rita, Dianne, and Deborah!!!! Love, love to get comments 🙂


  5. meplusmolly July 6, 2013 / 7:25 am

    I really love ICAD 33, lovely colours and papers used. Your painted patterns are looking great too. Can’t wait to see what we all create with them. And lastly but not least, thank you so much for linking to me, it was a lovely surprise as I scrolled to the end of your post 🙂 Kirsty


    • Mary July 8, 2013 / 4:24 pm

      Thank you so much Kirsty!!! Glad to know who the “Me” is over at your blog 🙂 And you a quite welcome….I’m finding lots of new people from the Sewn Class.


  6. Angie (BritChickNY) July 6, 2013 / 7:32 am

    ooh, love your patterns and i have never thought to paint on phone book pages. Great idea. (and I plenty of them too!)


  7. Jill July 6, 2013 / 12:16 pm

    I love your pattern papers! And I hadn’t heard of ICADs, but now I’ve fallen down a wonderfully artistic rabbit hole.


    • Mary July 8, 2013 / 4:25 pm

      Thank you Angie and Jill….I’m glad to have given you both something new to think about!


  8. iHanna July 6, 2013 / 12:36 pm

    Your papers are amazing Mary, love how bright and happy they are! Send me some! 😉 No, just kidding. I shall paint some myself. Yay!


    • Mary July 8, 2013 / 4:26 pm

      Thank you Hanna…I appreciate your comment!


  9. Colette July 6, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    Hi Mary it’s Colette from sewn class. Love your patterns and colours!


    • Mary July 8, 2013 / 4:27 pm

      Nice to meet you Colette…thanks !!!


  10. weaverwomyn July 7, 2013 / 12:43 pm

    What great stuff! I’m really intrigued with your ICADs.


    • Mary July 8, 2013 / 4:29 pm

      Thank you Weaver Womyn!!! Try some for yourself 🙂


  11. Lisa Hoffman July 7, 2013 / 3:02 pm

    Super patterns and I love the added Bump that the phone book pages give your work. *clap*clap*clap8


    • Mary July 8, 2013 / 4:30 pm

      Thanks for your comment and the applause too 🙂


  12. Danielle July 7, 2013 / 6:33 pm

    Your ICAD patterns are so colorful & fun. Hope you had a great 4th!


    • Mary July 8, 2013 / 4:31 pm

      Danielle…thank you….I had a great 4th!!!


  13. Natasha White July 22, 2013 / 12:38 pm

    I loved the look of that class but just didn’t have the time to commit to it right now. It looks great. I will be looking forward to seeing what you produce. Love the pattern making.

    Another set of great index cards. I really love the first one! I think it is those colours drawing me in.


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