All posts tagged: Altered Playing Cards

100 Days of Altered Cards 81-100

All done. Finished. Hurrah! 100 days of drawing, painting, inking, gluing, stenciling, printing and embellishing vintage playing cards. I am so pleased with my pile of one hundred little pieces of art. Never have I worked on such a small area and I have loved the tiny ‘canvas’ which a playing card presents. There were some cards I didn’t alter because there was only one of them and I wanted to keep them as they are.  I also kept one of each card I used in it’s original state. The ‘Wild West’ illustrations are so cool, I wish I had more of them and the girl in the checked trousers looks like she is equal parts innocence and mischief! Here are cards 81-100 – That’s a wrap! I think I will look for an album to store them in, maybe like one of these Project Life albums.  Or I could keep them in a nice box, but they might get damaged just loose in a box. If you completed The 100 Day Project, well done …

100 Days of Altered Cards 71-80.

We are almost at the home straight of The 100 Day Project and I was thinking why I like it so much.  I like challenges with prompts and instructions which are usually a month long, but this is a different beast.  Over three months of the same (ish) project which you thought up yourself and only really have yourself accountable for. I post my cards on Instagram every day using the hashtag #100daysofalteredcardsbycatseatdogs and that is pretty much my accountability. I know, I know, it could have been shorter! So, here are ten reasons I like The 100 Day Project so much. 1. The time frame is huge but so satisfying (especially once I got into double digits). 2.The body of work you make is going to be fairly big and hopefully useful 3. You can’t help but land on a style or a way of working which you enjoy. 4. I have learnt to work small. 5. I have learnt to take off the pressure to create something amazing each time.  There is always another go …

100 days of altered cards 51-70

Only 30 more days to go, one month of the 100 Day Project and all done.  I am enjoying seeing these little cards made into something new.  Now I have a collection of them I am wondering what to do with them when I am done. I think I will put them into a photo style album maybe using the Project Life pages and albums. Looking over them as a whole some have become mini art journal pages.  You can tell when we started to swim at the YMCA as part of our regular summer routine and when the poppies came into bloom in my garden. If you fancy a challenge which is not quite as long as the 100 days, Rachelle at Tinkerlab has a new Tinkersketch prompt list for July.  It is a fun thing to do for a month, the prompts are vague enough to allow you to do your art thing, but there is also enough guidance to keep you going. I think the ‘Swim’ card is my favorite, I just …

100 Days of Altered Cards by CatsEatDogs, Days 31-50.

I have made it to over half way in The 100 Day Project!  Yay! I am really enjoying altering my little box of vintage playing cards, little artworks with no pressure. Well apart from the ‘one a day’ pressure of course! The first 30 cards in the project are here  and here. If you want to follow my project daily over at Instagram, my hashtag is #100daysofalteredcardsbycatseatdogs.  Happy Tuesday x        

‘I Like’ Friday. The 100 Day Edition. Days 1-10

  The 100 day project.  One hundred days of constant, consistent artwork.  I have 10 days done and now I am into double digit days and still going strong, mainly because I am loving these little pieces I am creating each day. My project is to randomly pick out a playing card from a box of over 400 vintage cards (not all different) each day and alter the picture side.  I have been using the picture as part of my final card on some days and some I have completely covered in paint and made my own image. I am posting each card on Instagram using the hashtag #100daysofalteredcardsbycatseatdogs. So far I have doodled and gesso’d in black or white. I have stamped and collaged and tied ribbon. I have even written a little tiny story. What will be on the next card?  I am not sure, but I do keep a section in my ideas notebook for ‘100 day project’ specific ideas which I keep adding to, so that is a great back up …