This video is the first part of my mixed media card journal project.
Inspired by Seth Apter’s tutorial video, Card Play, available from Interweave online store, I have decided to use this project to make myself a mini journal of cards for inspirational quotes and affirmations that I live by.
The beauty of this project is that you can use as many cards as you wish. As Seth suggests in his video, you can use a full 52-card deck and have one card for a project a week; I have decided, however, not to decide just yet as you can add extra cards as you go along.
- a set of playing cards
- black and white gessoes
- stiff paintbrush
- a selection of craft paints (I am using the Artiste acrylic craft paints)
- Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic paint in Titanium white
- a selection of stamps (clear and handmade foam)
- a stencil
- make-up sponges
- ink pads (I am using Ranger Archival ink pads)
- bubble wrap
- heat tool
- round gelli plate and stamp platform
I started by gessoing some cards, back and forth. I started with white gesso and soon realised that the coverage would not be sufficient so I decided to carry on with my black gesso (I was initially planning to have all my cards black on one side and white on the other).
I then randomly slapped some colour on most of the cards, and kept building some layers by using a variety of paints, inks, stamps, stencils, my gelli plate and marking objects.
But this is only the beginning of the journey these transformed cards are going to take.
Part 2 to come soon…