Freitag, 22. Januar 2016

Altered Card Swap- Part 4

Hello my crafty friends (:o)

Today i'm sharing my last set of 13 cards for
The first set can be found here
The second set can be found here
The third set can be found here

When it comes to painty, messy backgrounds (can't help myself, but i'm not a Gelli Plate artist)...i'm absolutely out of my comfort zone.
I'm total getting lost and all my backgrounds will turn out brown- ish, when i'm creating without any inspiration. With this type of backgrounds i'll always have a look at my favorite admired artists and in this case it's a journal page created by the full time mixed media artist, currently the Editor at Craft Stamper Magazine, Trish Latimer  

The base are sanded and pre - gessoed playing cards

I started by mixing DecoArt Media Fluid Arylics Titan Buff and Prussian Blue Hue

Below you see the different amount you need...

I painted with a sponge

Next i've stamped Media Fluid Acrylics Titanium White 
(Stamp from LaBlanche)

Applied also Media Fluid Acrylics Titanium White with a bubble stencil 

Same bubble stencil and Media Fluid Acrylics Green Gold

Below you see the background so far....
Stripes made with an old credit card, curves painted with a brush

Next colour Media Fluid Acrylics Pyrrole Red

Stamped circles with a lid from an empty bottle

 Some accents with black permanent marker

Now...for the embellishments....painted watercolour paper with the same colours i've used before
Ignore the grey.....i didn't used it

A sheet of patterned paper from an old basic grey line

Painted stripes with Spectrum Aqua Markers

The cutting part

Adhered the individual parts to the card
More painty accents with a small brush ( notice the tiny dots in white and red)
Sealed the whole card with DecoArt Media Ultra - Matte Varnish to get rid of any shine...

...because the only shine i wanted to leave was on the heart and that was archived with DecoArt Media Gloss Varnish

Yes, 14 cards...!!
 One for me...and 13 for you....if you paticipated the swap
I hope they arrive safely
Thanks for hosting the Altered Playing Card Swap's, Jessica Brogan 
Thanks for reading and if you feel inspired...
...thanks also for leaving your appreciated comments
Happy crafting!


Jackie P Neal hat gesagt…

Wow! These came out beautiful! I love the steps you've shared and the layers you have used. Great palette as well Elly!! Hoping to play along in the swap next year!! Thanks so much for sharing!
hugs hun,

Little Artbee hat gesagt…

Schicke Kärtchen Elly, sehen schon frühlingshaft aus,super gemacht.
LG Sabine

Candy C hat gesagt…

Elly...your altered playing cards are totally awesome. I would never have know that they were playing cards if I had not seen your pictorial tutorial. Great tutorial, by the way! These are really a lot of fun and very whimsical.

Team Clark hat gesagt…

These are so very cool! Great project!

Nan G hat gesagt…

Very cool altered cards! Thanks for sharing your steps for the background!! I will follow these steps so I don't end up with mud. :)