Monday, September 29, 2014

Altered Playing Cards - Week 4

I finished up my week 4 Altered (not) Playing Cards today....

Claudine's first card had a Home Sweet Home theme using acrylic paint for the background and Gelli Plate prints for the houses & clouds.

So I did the same...I started off with one of the long 3x9 flash cards

I then stamped it with a Home definition stamp.

After the ink was dry I spritzed the card with water and added a couple dollops of acrylic paint.

I swished the paint around the water on the card.  I also added a touch of green to the bottom...

I had some paint left on my brush and you know me...I didn't want to waste it so I spritzed a tag with water and painted it as well.

I pulled out some gelli plate print scraps and stamped these wicked houses on the various bits.

I wanted to do something a bit different for my clouds.  Since the card is so tall I needed some dimension to help break up all the space above the houses so I decided to make some gesso clouds.  I hand cut a cloud stencil...

and then applied the gesso with a palette knife.

And scraped off the excess onto that tag I painted.

And here is my finished Home Sweet Home card....

Claudine's second card was about shopping (oh yeah!!) that was also made using acrylic paints...

I again used acrylics as well...  a bit of yellow for the background

 with some magenta and orange over top.

a bit of washi tape, a couple fun shopping women...

and I'm all set!

And here they are together....

Week 4

Now I'm caught up and can work on this weeks cards :)


  1. What a great use of Gelli Plate art! Love these.

  2. I so LOVE, LOVE what you are doing on your blog!! Delighted to have discovered a wonderfully inspiring site...Thanks heaps...

  3. wow, i love what you've done! these are gorgeous. xo

  4. What fun little pieces! I especially like the tall card with the houses.

  5. These are both fun, I love that your going outside the box. Nicely done Roni!

  6. I absolutely LOVE your cards. I really like that house stamp that you have. And how you made your own cloud stencil. Such great ideas here, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful art work.


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