Where's the rest of the "up-cycled" deck of Playing Cards?...It's actually here. September 19 2015, 0 Comments

Welcome to the second half of the deck of "up-cycled" Playing Cards. Here are the remaining 28 cards that come from the deck I blogged about last, titled "24 Playing Cards turned into art...what a great way to "up-cycle" your husband's poker cards". They were created using various mediums like acrylic paints, watercolor pencils, rubber stamps, embossing powders, glue, glitter, Gesso and markers. Phew! right? I know it seems like a lot of "stuff" goes into these little canvas' of art but you'd be surprised how much of this stuff you probably already have in your house to create your own. I started doing these Playing Cards as I was researching mixed media techniques. I used them to practice applying Gesso and modeling pastes, gels and creams. I'd already had stamping and embossing down to a science, plus I'm pretty confident with my paint brushes, markers and watercolor pencils to add on more layers. 

The results, many different looking cards, including Halloween themed ones. Some cards have similarities due to using the same rubber stamp. This was a great opportunity to show you the different variations you can come up with if given the same supplies to use over and over.  If you don't have any rubber stamps, try using paper to add layers like I did in the sunshine themed pics below. Decorate your paper with any pencils, pens, markers or paints you may have, then glue or decoupage it on. When you put it all together, you'd be surprised what you can create. Remember there are no limits to creating in Mixed Media art.