I collect DIY's in a Pinterest board I call CREATE52. One of those DIYs came from a very talented lady over at DANS LE LAKEHOUSE. She painted some notecards based off of a painting she made when she was inspired by the artist Mark Rothko. It is his No. paintings that she (and, well, I) found the inspiration for the painting and notecards.
While I was visiting Jeff one weekend he had to work, I brought along paints and paintbrushes and notecards. Simple craft. Simple DIY. I really like the abstract paintings by Rothko, but even more so because, while I could never in any way, shape, or form, re-create a Rothko masterpiece, I did have fun playing at creating notecards that are 'similar' to his masterpieces.
For the set of 4 notecards, I used three bright, complimentary colors, and swiped paint across the 'page' of the notecard in varying sizes using either two- or three-color schemes whereby making a complimentary set notecards of complimentary colors.
I most definitely will paint more notecards because these were super easy and fast. I may even try a more carefully crafted toward Rothko's paintings try for the next set.
I was concerned the wet paint would make the card flimsy once it was dried but I didn't find that. I used regular acrylic craft paint and while the side I painted has a slightly 'flimsy' feel it is still sturdy enough to write on the other side. So, I'm pleased with the finished set of note cards.