Hi friends, hoping everyone has been having a wonderful weekend so far. Friday I was working in my art journal and just not really feeling it. Seemed like no matter what I did just didn’t come out. So instead of continually trying to force it I just left it and went to enjoy some sunshine. Later that evening I sat down in my art studio again and thought I’m not even picking up my art journal I’m going to just play with something different. So when I was shopping the other day I found these cards at Target for $1.00 in their back to school section.
I have been seeing on Instagram people creating altered playing cards but the larger ones. I haven’t been able to find them so when I saw these I thought why not give hem a try for a dollar you can’t beat it. They have 36 cards in them.
So I stared by applying white gesso to one side of 6 cards then I just randomly added a layer of paint in various colors.
I have been playing around with Mark making so I pulled out a piece of cardboard that I had kind of forgotten I love the marks it made and applied some paint with my finger again changing the color for some of the cards and alternating the lines some vertical and some horizontal.
I used these 3 stencils by Jessica Sporn for the stenciling in the next step. I know the one is a Christmas or Holiday stencil but look at the parts and pieces that you can use of your stencils. That is how they become a very versatile tool don’t always just look at the big picture 🙂