I thought you might like to see my stages for creating 52 cards for this fabulous swap
First I chose 3 soft pastel colours and painted the old set of playing cards with them, some all one colour, some a mix, depending what I had on my palette or brush. I then gave them a second coat, still allowing part of the original playing card to show through, adding interest.
I then took ripped up pieces of patterned paper napkins and pasted them over the top of the words and paint, sometimes covering the whole cards, sometimes only covering a section. I then stamped images on to the cards, adding a further layer of interest.
I then printed out the quotes on computer paper and cut and pasted them onto the cards, as they came out of the pack, no sorting out just working my way through them. I then highlighted around the quotes, roughly in soft pencil, to make them pop off the page.
I'll share some more quotes with you over the coming weeks :-)