Saturday, 27 October 2012

2012 Inspiration Card Deck Swap

 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 adhered torn pieces of book paper to the cards and again, over painted it with the soft pastel acrylics, the words still visible through the paint.

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 :-)

Friday, 26 October 2012

Catching Up

I can't believe it's been so long since my last post and I can't stay long this time.  Just to say 'Hello' and I'm still here and I hope to get you all properly caught up with my makings and doings etc in the next couple of days but here's just a quick glimpse of some of the 52 cards I've made for the 2012 Inspirational Card Deck Swap.
Back soon!!