I’m a bit proud of my small collection of washi tape that I managed to build up. As you can probably tell, I love foiled washi tape! In the background, you can see my small terrarium I bought a few weeks ago that I still haven’t filled up yet. I hope everyone is having a great week!
Hand built scrapbook stills from Trolls. This was apart of Poppy’s matchmaking plan for Bridgette and the King. Materials include faux fur, styrofoam, wool, felt, embroidery, glitter, sculpy, sponge, foil, paper, cork and gems.
[Card Reveal] Gather! In the name of the Raijinto! Two copies of this “Eldest of House Hoshido, Ryoma” card are included in the February issue of Dengeki Nintendo, launching tomorrow! Its image of Prince Ryoma fighting together with his siblings and vassals shines and sparkles in holographic foil! (Illust. Yuugo Ookuma)
[Card Reveal] Unite! In the name of the Siegfried! Two copies of this “Eldest of House Nohr, Xander” card are included in the February issue of Nintendo Dream, launching tomorrow! The battle of the Nohrian royal family and their vassals is beautifully adorned in glittering holographic foil! (Illust. Yuugo Ookuma)
Lenka Clayton (British, b. 1977, Cornwall, England) - Sculpture For Keyboards. Every letter key of a keyboard rendered useless by an object beginning with that letter: Quinoa, Wood, Eye, Rock, Thumb Tack, Yarn, Upholstery Nail, Insect, Orange Peel, Penguin Almond, Sequins, Die, Foil, Glitter, Hand Cream, Jewelry, Kool-Aid, Lima Bean Zip(per), X-Acto Blade, Candy Cane, Vitamin, Button, Hazelnut, M & M Conceptual Arts
Get this sneak peek to the Elena Of Avalor Feliz Navidad book out this September 13 2016
Based on an actual episode of ‘Elena of Avalor,’ Elena decides to host one big Navidad celebration in the park so everyone can celebrate together. But each community is trying to prove that their traditions are the best. Can Elena help her subjects see what the holidays are really about?
Celebrate the magic of the holidays with Elena and her friends as Princess Elena brings different communities with unique traditions together to celebrate Christmas.
The book features gorgeous and brand-new, full-color illustrations adorning every page, plus glitter and foil on the jacketed cover.
First, decide if you want to go traditional or digital. You are welcome to make a fully digital deck on any program you’d like! If you are planning to print out your deck, I would recommend looking up the dimensions of the card size you’d like to have (playing cards, mini cards, standard tarot, extra large cards) and making a file with them handy.
Good programs include Photoshop, The Gimp, and even Microsoft Paint will suffice if you’re handy!
Most of these further materials will be geared towards traditional art. If you are inexperienced in digital art or design, I find that making decks with your hands may have a more cathartic effect and be less frustrating. But do whatever works for you and will have the best effect for what you need.
Cut these into 22 (with some extra) squares or rectangles, of your own custom size and shape!
Computer Paper/Standard Paper: Probably the easiest material to get ahold of, a deck can be made with plain computer paper or even any recycled paper as long as one side is blank. Pens, colored pencils and crayons are the best bet for this material. The one downside to standard weight paper is that it is flimsy and not great for shuffling - but a mini deck can be easy to shuffle if you’re careful, and paper can be folded, taped together in layers, or mounted on cardstock for further durability. If you want something cheap and easy you don’t have to think about, this is most likely in your home already.
Construction/Craft Paper: Similar to standard paper, Construction paper is easy to use and cut, but may be flimsy if not mounted. More colorful and durable for markers and collage use.
Cardstock: Sturdy, reliable and can be purchased in many colors or styles, and good for use as a backer. Great for both drawing/writing and collages - just make sure your utensil of choice will not smudge or indent if not desired.
Watercolor/Acrylic/Paint paper: More expensive and may need to be backed on cardstock, but is ideal for anyone interested in using painting, water magic/liquid applicants, or watercolor pencils for their deck.
These options are already ready to go.
Blank Notecards/Index Cards: One of the most versatile options, blank notecards come in a variety of sturdy weights and nice colors, can be both drawn on and used with collage, and can be further cut down to a custom size.
Blank Business Cards: A small, handy size, and may come on nicer paper than an index card.
Blank Playing Cards: Some craft stores and online shops may sell pre-cut, high quality blank cards ready to go and be shuffled! If you are willing to invest, these cards may be the best for an immediately functioning deck. Many are also printer-friendly for digital designs.
Tips: *If you want to shuffle your deck easily, buy blank playing cards or create a deck you can later laminate.
*You may need to treat these cards with a little more TLC than a published deck as they are made out of more fragile (but easily accessible) material.
*When deciding what to use, think about size and shape! Consider making a mini deck for extra ease and cuteness, an XL deck for more design opportunities, or a square or circle deck for extra fun! Check out the paper and cardstock samples at your local craft shop for a better idea.
*If you want your deck to have a strong upcycled/repurposed or chaotic magic feel, consider using recycled newspaper or a plain pack of playing cards and modifying them to fit your designs.
An amazing deck could be made with an entire craft shop’s worth of supplies or a single pen. Some materials you might want to consider using:
A black pen
Marker (permie or washable)
Paints or Watercolor pencils
Scrapbook or origami paper
Scissors for resizing or making scalloped edges
Magazines, newspapers, and printed images for collaging
Pictures and photographs
Stickers or sticker paper/label paper
3D texture materials such as string, confetti, sequins, glitter, foil, fabric, tissue paper or plastic wrap
Glue sticks, paste, glitter glue or glue guns
Organic inks and stains such as tea bags, berry/plaint stains and charcoal smudging (great for infusing magic) (if you decide to burn any edges don’t burn your damn house down)
Anything to preserve your deck if needed (laminating sheets, sealant spray to preserve chalk or paint)
Tips: *Think about the purpose of your deck. A heavily mixed media deck may be more fragile and hard to shuffle, but will be truly creative and unique. A simple illustrated or written deck may seem “boring”, but will be easy to use and elegant.
*For this project, be creative, but pick a technique you think you’ll be able to do quickly/not get stuck on.
*Have fun! Raid the clearance section of craft or hobby stores, check out your back to school sales for good deals on pens and markers, bookmark websites with cool pictures, and just see what you have lying around the house.
Before you begin creating the cards, have 22 cards cut and ready to go and have your supplies handy.
Now might also be the time to decide what kind of deck you’d like to make.