The ArtWalk is drawing near!
The other day I went to a “First timers ArtWalk seminar,” and the speaker mentioned business cards. She said that any business course will promote a good business card. In my mind I pictured a clean cut card.
I didn’t go for clean cut for two reasons.
One, money. My boyfriend also needs business cards, probably more so than I do. So rather than both of us getting cards, to save money – I decided to make my own.
Two, being an artist I should be able to make my own.
First, I took a photo of my eye on my phone.
Second, I took a large piece of watercolour paper, and painted the image of my eye using watercolours. I then outlined the eye using acrylic marker and pen.
Third, I then painted the background in a light yellow/orange watercolour. I should have done this before painting the eye – but oh well!
Fourth, I splattered watercolour all over the watercolour paper. First I splattered violet, blue, green yellow…and so on. Just like the rainbow. It all seemed too light to me, so I also added some black. I really wanted some nice layering, and I think I achieved this.
Fifth, I cut up the watercolour paper with a ruler and an X-acto Knife. I kind of measured, but I mostly just eyeballed.
Finally, I tried writing on the cards, but it just didn’t look right. I had some left over clear full sheet labels, so I typed my information out on my computer and printed it off. I cut the labels out and slapped them onto the cards.
I made a little over fifty cards, but not all of them are completely finished. I ran out of clear full sheet labels. So today I have to venture out into the world. Perhaps to Staples…but first I have to clean the bathroom.