Sunday, 5 February 2017

Altered Deck of Cards-Inspirational Quotes

Recently, our Australian Art Swap Group held a swap for 22 altered playing know the ones from a deck of cards. We had to alter them as well as put some sort of inspirational quote on them.

I used a sheet of 12 x 12 patterned paper, with the patterned side facing down. Then, I glued all my playing cards on to of the paper. This way I had a nice backing on my soon to be altered cards.

After giving the cards a very light sanding,I proceeded to gesso the substrate I am using (the glued down cards) and then once that was dry, I continued to decorate it by using some acrylic paints, stencils, stamps and really, anything I felt like doing at the the backgrounds were dry, I cut the cards out individually and ended up with 45 altered background cards.

My process for the background can be seen on my you tube channel here:

Once I had completed all the backgrounds, I then went through my box of bit'n'pieces to find some images I could glue down for some added interest. I also found quite a few Inspirational quotes on the net and printed them out. The last stage was for me to paste down an image with a quote and the end result can be seen altered deck of cards, ready for swapping.

Below is my video showing the finished altered deck of cards

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