Yayyy! I'm part of Jess Brogan's Inspirational Deck Swap this year!
I've heard great things about this swap.
The rules are easy:
1. Create a deck of 52 cards in your own art style following the theme of inspiration
2. Mail your deck to Jess
3. Receive a full set of 52 unique cards from 51 other artists!
I'm going to show you my process.
|First I chose a backing paper and glued all of my cards to it.|
|This is the adhesive that I used.|
I laid the paper face-down on my surface, sprayed the whole back with a fairly good layer of my adhesive, and placed my cards out in a grid. This layout made it easier to cut out later (thinking ahead!)
|Here you can see the pretty paper that I chose for the backs of the cards.|
|Once the glue had dried, I covered the faces of the cards with a turquoise acrylic paint. |
Again, MUCH easier to do this when they're all in one large sheet.
|Once the turquoise had dried, I got out my turquoise metallic Lumiere and sponged on some texture.|
Isn't it lovely?
|After all of my paint was dry, I decided that my backgrounds were complete, so I cut out the cards.|
|I love copper and turquoise together, so I edged my cards individually in metallic copper acrylic paint.|
I did this with my fingers, dipping my finger into the paint and then rubbing it along the edges of the cards.
|On the backs of the cards, I spritzed a light spray of Adirondack Ink in Espresso and added a sticker with my name and blog address so that recipients can find me if they want.|
|Unfortunately, I spelled my blog address wrong - Realties instead of Realities.|
I'll have to see if I can peel them all off and re-print them. (yeeesh!)
You should check out her swap! The decks have to be to her by November 15th, so you have two weeks!