Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Three Muses Challenge - Card




Claudia Roulier shared a wonderful technique for altering playing cards. She begins with a coat of gesso then adds layer upon layer of gel medium, pages from the telephone book and gesso. She rips the telephone book pages to add texture and leave the imprint of the information on the pages. Sometimes when I'm particularly tired or creatively challenged, I'll just sit down and alter a deck of cards. These three atcs are created using Claudia's technique. They are my entry for the Three Muses challenge this week.


18 comments:

Taluula said...

Oh my goodness Heather what a feast for the eyes! You are so clever and talented and deserve a Standing O from me.

johanna said...

they all look wonderful! and a great way to make a background!

Janet Ghio said...

These cards are really wonderful!!

Lorraine said...

great technique thanks for sharing....hope you feel better soon

Ozstuff said...

What a superb card collection! Each one has its own very individual personality. I think my favourite has to be the careworn cowpoke. Fantastic.

Great artwork as always, Heather.

Hermine said...

They all look fantastic

indybev said...

Thank you for sharing the concept, Heather. The cards are such fun, but the cowboy just cracks me up. He could seriously HURT someone with those horns, and all three look the least likely to be wearing wings! What fun!

Rein said...

These are all fantastic!

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful cards with excellent images and vintage feel!

Marilyn Rock said...

Wonderful with the masculine flair! xxoo

Saskia said...

Gorgeous ATC's!

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

These are just stunning :) I want to see the rest of the deck :))
Inka

Judy Bates said...

These are just awesome. You are so creative !! Your friend Judy.

Jackie said...

They are fabulous. I am going to have to try this!

Kim @ Forget-Me-Never said...

I love your man cards! They turned out wonderfully.

Carol said...

A pleasure to see these! I love the last one. Love your technique.
juno
xx
Juno's Place
Cards by Carol

LiveArt said...

LOVE these Heather!! You've got such a great eye for detail and composition. Thanks for sharing the link too :) It's always so inspiring to look at your work my friend!!

Hugs,
Linda

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

these are great Heather! What a nice treat to visit your blog.