Saturday, October 11, 2014

Altered Playing Cards 9 and 10

This 6th week Claudine is working with a Halloween theme, tissue tape, stamps, torn napkins, and a stencil.   You can see the cards she made at her blog HERE.

Early on, I decided two things about my set of cards:
1) I would NOT do a mix of horizontal and vertical designs because I want all the cards "going the same way".  This has limited me in some product choices.
2) Even after the discussion regarding memorizing the cards by their designs, I DO plan on actually using this set--even if it's only to play Solitaire.  Therefore, I'm resisting the temptation to turn them into ATCs by using 3-D embellishments or going beyond the borders.  I'm really hoping these can be shuffled when all is said and done.

Card 9:

I chose a card where I had added crushed tissue paper when applying the gesso base coat.
I painted the card with USArtQuest Perfect Pigment Acrylic Orange.
I added USArtQuest Vintage Mica Color Copper Pipe Watercolor Paint, highlighting the folds and creases of the tissue paper.
Instead of covering the card with tissue tape (since it already had the tissue paper base), I added two patterns of washi tape to fill the void..
acrylic stamp of houses is from a Martha Stewart set.  I knew I wouldn't get a clean stamped image because of the textured tissue paper but I like the eerie effect that was created--almost like ghosts are popping out of the windows.
witch digital image is from Gecko Galz Little Witches collage sheet

Entering Card 9 in the following challenges:
Anything Goes With a Twist--this is a new challenge blog and this week is Challenge 2 with the twist FEMALE
Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Facebook Group:  Halloween Ladies of the Night

Card 10:

I chose a card where I had added drywall mesh tape when applying the gesso base coat.
I painted the card with USArtQuest Perfect Pigment Acrylic Orange.
I edged with what was left on the paint brush from highlighting card 9 with USArtQuest Vintage Mica Color Copper Pipe Watercolor Paint
I was able to find the same paper napkin that Claudine used and created the torn napkin effect.
rubber stamp of eye is Red Lead Paperworks
Poe digital image is from Gecko Galz Poe collage sheet
Dylusion stencil and black Sharpie pen down right side
black ink splatters
old numbers and letters from stash

Entering Card 10 in the following challenge:
Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Facebook Group:  Halloween Theme - woohoo!  I WON!!


SusanK said...

Both are cool! Since I haven't prepped all 52 cards I'll try to remember to add tissue paper and mesh tape to a few. And maybe some really thick gesso on a couple. I decided to not care about the orientation because I have no desire to play with these cards. Mine are super thin and probably wouldn't stand up to more than a hand or 2 of solitaire.

Michele said...

these are beautiful and in addition to the wonderful design work I especially love the color saturation. I wish I would have started my altered deck with the same assumption that I would keep all cards going in the same direction with no overlapping but maybe that will be for the NEXT altered deck I make! love your work! xo

ionabunny said...

Hi, these are great. Love the strong orange colour. That eye stamp is fab. Impressed you are hoping to shuffle these when they are finished. Even though I am trying to keep mine flat they are still considerably fatter than when I started. Love the tape, especially the keep out. Very cute. Hugz

Sophie said...

Tolle Halloween-Karten

Claudine Criner said...

I love how you have altered the designs to fit your ideas for how you want to use your cards and wanted them all vertical. Awesome and way to go with this week!!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

These are both great! The crinkled tissue background really produces a nice effect for the background.

I originally thought I would use the cards also, but now feel they won't hold up well enough to shuffle. I am also having too good a time piling everything on!

Terry said...

Oh I love your altered playing cards! Great Halloween design and spooky elements. Love the texture. How fun! Enjoy!

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