It's All In the Neutrals: Index Card Art


The Neutral Zone

Speaking of the neutral zone, my hubby and I watched the newest Star Trek ‘Beyond’ movie. If you haven’t seen Star Trek than you probably have no idea how ‘Neutral’ fits into this paragraph. But that’s alright because I am not going to dwell on Star Trek but on the ‘movies’.
We usually wait for movies to come out on dvd before watching them. Not only is it difficult to find time for a date, but there is something exciting about saving $10 a ticket, $6 on supersized artery- clogging popcorn and most importantly being able to watch the movie in non-approved movie theater clothing. And I admit, I am a talker. I like to as questions, gasp, laugh and cry with however the emotional roller coaster plays out. My husband, on the other hand, loves to go to the movies because he is all about the huge screen and the surround sound. It must be a guy thing. Sure, I like to be able to see the picture but I can see it just fine if not better from my comfy spot on the couch. And if I may add, I will never have to worry about sitting behind a tall person that takes up part of the screen. Or giggling teenagers that laugh every time the leading man and lady kiss. Which, by the way, totally destroys the mood and obscures the following dialogue. (Yeah, I watched Twilight in the theaters.)
So, what do your think? Team Movies, Team Couch or Team Neutral?
Ok, onto the neutral index card.

Creating the Index Art

I pulled out my pack of index cards to create a portfolio card recently and decided to try out index card art. I have been seeing a lot of the ICAD’s which seems to be the new craze. While I don’t have time to craft every day (gasp), I have been trying to make more time in my schedule than before.
Let me just say that index cards used to be cards. Now they are thin, flabby pieces of paper being passed off as cards. So disappointing! Because of this, I had to add bulk to provide more support. I added a piece of vintage paper, followed burlap trim, coffee stained muslin and another layer of stamped muslin.
I cut a chipboard tile and stamped it with and Asian lotus, wound black thread around the card, affixed a few UmWow chipboard circles and splattered the finished piece with gesso and coffee.
I am usually all about color but I thought I would try something different for this piece.
If you enjoyed this post, check out a few of my other Asian themed pieces: A Little Asian Box, PaperArtsy Asian Tag Trio, Bird Song Canvas, Konnichiwa Pop-Up Card, The Chinese Tea House
Are there any great TV series or movies that you have watched recently? I need more suggestions.
Thank your for reading!

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15 thoughts on “It's All In the Neutrals: Index Card Art”

  • Love your neutrals piece, totally cool, and very stylish, fan*tas*tic! I hope you drank some of the coffee, too….The last film I watched at the movie was Harry Potter, it’s always so expensive here. I get the DVD or download the film on Prime, and can enjoy it as I like, in PJs, with my feet up etc. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

    • Thank you, Valerie. Actually, the coffee belongs to my hubby. I am a tea lover. Yes, the movies are expensive. I love your idea of pj’s and your feet up! That is my kind of movie. Have a lovely day!

  • This is gorgeous Kate, love all the elements that come together so beautifully! And I haven’t been to the movies for ages. I am definitely a couch watcher.

  • What a beautiful neutral project Kate! Gorgeous! I love how you always mix fabric and paper – absolutely artsy in my eyes! I wasn’t at the movie for years but I really enjoy seeing the Netflix Original Series at home ! I am getting a bit addicted to it I fear….. the best is I can watch it whilst crafting if I want.
    oxo Susi

    • Thank you, Susi. The fabric and paper combination has been a new thing I recently discovered. I am loving it. We get Netflix but we get it by mail instead of streaming. I will have to look into their original series. Happy Wednesday!

  • A beautiful piece Kate, I love your neutral colour way and your chosen theme. I never seem to find the time to watch a full length movie or even venture off to the Cinema, but I like the idea of PJ’s in front of the TV especially now the nights are drawing in. Thank you for sharing your crafty creation with us all over at That’s Crafty.
    Best Wishes Tracey.

  • Beautiful neutrals piece and I love the oriental feel! We don’t go to the movies as a rule as we normally wait for the DVD to come out. The last time we went to the movies was this year to see the new Beauty and the Beast movie, it was a special treat for my birthday 😁 . Enjoy your week! J 😊

  • Another great project, Kate! I love all the elements you have brought together with the index cards. I am definitely Team Couch! We always wait for the movies to come out on DVD. So much more relaxing to watch them at home.

  • Oh Kate, I could get lost in your collages. You use the LP Asian images so beautifully again and again. This is a stunning piece. Thanks for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie for my A Little Rusty challenge. Hugs, Autumn

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