≡ Menu

Proof I Should Never Clean Thanks to a Mixed Media Card


An index card turns into a mixed media card

This all started by cleaning off my paintbrush.  On an index card.  And then letting it sit on my counter for days (okay weeks – I don’t like to clean…) And then all the sudden, out of the blue it became a card.  And very quickly too!

An index card turns into a mixed media card



A piece of paper cut in sloppy scallops and glued to the painty index card.





An index card turns into a mixed media card


A quick burst of blue through a stencil by Andrea Matus DeMeng and now the card is coming to life.






An index card turns into a mixed media card



A little more blue to the blue birds.  You can never have too much blue in my opinion…





Some pops of color with layers of painted book text and scraps of paper and these scraps on the counter all working together have become a quick mixed media card.  And some proof that there is a great benefit to not cleaning…as if I needed any more fuel for my mission to avoid cleaning…An index card turns into a mixed media card

{ 9 comments… add one }

Leave a Comment

  • Corrine April 5, 2015, 12:25 pm

    Uh huh, no cleaning, or at least as little as possible and look what you achieved. Love the wonky scallops, makes it all the more charming! xox

  • Becca cruger April 5, 2015, 1:49 pm

    yeah… Yeah! THAT’S why I don’t clean. 🙂 love the grungy artsy feel of this.

  • Tamiko McCurry April 6, 2015, 7:25 am

    I think thats why I don’t either!! All the last minute goodness would disappear! Worked too hard to get it.. to let it slip away, by cleaning! HA!

  • CarolBinOK April 6, 2015, 7:46 am

    Great card. I only clean when in peril of avalanches. lol

  • Gabrielle Fabian April 6, 2015, 11:19 am

    Uh huh. The birds. Uh huh. The blue. Uh huh. The workspace hubris. UH HUH. Cleaning up is {mostly} overrated.

  • Misty April 6, 2015, 11:39 am

    nice!!! I’ll take any extra reason not to clean! 😀
    Cute card!

  • Jean Marmo April 6, 2015, 7:23 pm

    No cleaning seems to work together very well!

  • cathy April 6, 2015, 8:50 pm

    This is so beautiful – love those scraps! I hate to clean too – but don’t we all!!

  • Marit April 7, 2015, 9:38 am

    Never throw anything away and clean (refresh) only the water for the paintbrush… my idea! Beautiful card!