Monday, February 23, 2015

APCC Week 23~Steampunk Altered Playing Card Set


Happy Monday!

To get things started this week, I have my altered playing cards for week 23 of the 26 week challenge created and organized by our lovely hostess, Claudine. Please stop by her blog for all the wonderful how-to's and creative prompts. You can hop over by clicking HERE.

I used a stencil to create the masking effect. I love this stencil of gears and cogs by Crafters Workshop. To me it uses negative space to define the shapes, so it seemed like a mask. I inked this stencil over the Folk Art acrylic painted bases.

This set of cards really picked up a lot of the texture from the gesso covered playing cards. I like the texture, but it made the stamping a little 'off'. I am using a new set of playing cards that I found at the dollar store. They are playing cards used in a Las Vegas Casino, that is why the corners are clipped on two sides. They actually have the casino name on the backside, too. Kinda cool :)

The stamps are Tim Holtz, Hampton Arts and Rubber Cafe. I used Jet Black Archival to stamp the images.

Thanks for reading! Now I am caught up with this challenge (again) and so excited to play with this week's prompt, use washi tape!! yay!!

Have a creative day!

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  1. Great playing card alterations, I love those rich colours!! xx

  2. These look so cool with all their stenciled goodness! Love the grungy feel!

  3. Excellent ATC's Kim! I love the colours and the wonderful work you did on the backgrounds with the stencils! hugs :)

  4. These came out perfect, really loving the backgrounds you have achieved. Only one more week to go and your all caught up.


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