Sunday, August 17, 2014

Altered Playing Cards

Good day everyone, here's hoping your having a wonderful sunny day wherever you are. 
I have been training for a half marathon and it sure was hot, hot, hot today. I ran 6 miles but the heat makes it seem like 12. 

Anyway, I have been working on altered playing cards lately. I have to say that these are so fun to make. I've just been working on them here and there while I craft, it's simple and there is no pressure.

I may do another set after this set is done. I might even do a weekly or bi-weekly blog post and post a "how to" each time, maybe you can follow along? What do you think?

For starters I made my background and prepped all 52 cards


Then I just sit them on my work desk and make them here and there. I think I started these in April so its slow going but I love it

Here are a few of the cards I've finished so far











I will post more as I finish them but so far this is all I have done. I'm hoping to get this first set done soon and then start the tutorials here on the blog.
Have a great day!!

14 comments:

  1. Love the cards. I would love to see the tutorials. How did you prep them?

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  2. Love your art. Tell us how you started the cards please.

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  3. Well done on the run in the heat, that is tough! Keep training,girl! Lovely cards, vibrant and fun xx

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  4. Wonderful. Love the colors you used. QUESTION: How did you go about prepping the playing cards so nothing shows through?

    Marilyn

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  5. A lovely post, Claudine! I would love to follow along as you create a deck of 52! What you have shown here is a grand start!

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  6. What a beautiful and colourful little line up, the backgrounds are wonderful. I have been doing the 52 Pickup course but have not been brave enough to show mine! It would be lovely if you did a how-to at some point.

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  7. Good start, Claudine ! Can't wait for the rest .
    Corrie x

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  8. Wow you've been busy.
    These are fabulous. Keep going (and keep running!)

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  9. Not sure if my comment went through....do you sand your cards first? I would love to skip this step if the gesso/paint still adheres okay ;)

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  10. I went through all your old posts and didn't see how you prepped these cards. I found you from Pinterest and really like your cards but not sure how you prepped them under all that great color!

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  11. Fabulous work Claudine, I love the bright colours and inspirational quotes, well done you :D xx

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  12. LOVE these! Each one so unique, so fun! LOVE!!!

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  13. Hi! I've done this too and I prepared all my cards with Gesso first. It makes them whiter and feels like You have sanded them first so.the color grip and the cards is not shining through. I don' know if You have used Gesso first of all but I just wanted to help all the people who've been asking about this!😊 Best regards Ulrika from Sweden!

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