magic card alters

During this lull between the end of the Wii U and the arrival of the Switch, I’ve been taking an opportunity to catch up on games that have been sitting on my shelf I haven’t played. So I finally got around to finishing Kirby’s Return to Dreamland. And as I often do after finishing a game, I look for fan art. I came across this image of Kirby riding Landia and of course, I got inspired to make a card.


This was requested a while ago, but unfortunately, I still have not been able to obtain a camcorder. These pictures will have to do for now~! 

Let me know if you have any questions! My partner is the one who told me how to do this, but his method might be better and more efficient, so I’ll modify this later. : )

1. Your materials: 

  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint palette/plate
  • Tape
  • Tissues/Rag
  • Cup with water
  • Pencils, pens, eraser
  • Fine Detail Brushes
  • Toothpick

2. Mix colors to make your base coat. I chose a medium gray. Cover the area you want to alter. Let dry.

3. (I forgot to take a picture of this, sorry! I’ll do a quick image tutorial on another one soon.) I like to trace the outline edges of the card on a separate sheet of paper, then map out my drawing there using a pencil.  

4. Paint away~! Let dry between layers.

5. Use a fine-tipped pen if you want to create a cleaner outline.

6. Use a toothpick to pick away at the areas you don’t want paint on.

7. All done~!

The finished Venom piece will be up this upcoming week. : ) 


Magic: the Gathering - Alphabet Soup

Check out these SWEET-ARSE blank MTG tokens from the brilliant and witty mind of card alter gal Ellie Shakirova (her Etsy shop over here).  This is a full alphabet set of 26 cards with matte lamination with appropriate place for you to pen in the token name and power / toughness.

God Bless the souls of the Redditors who also had a bit of fun with this project at the expense of a certain ubiquitous blue mind-mage -


That totally messed up Grapeshot I posted a while ago? It’s fixed now.

And melting my eyes …

Original title/type bars, stripped everything else. Just a test print, so none of the usual card text or artist credit. I normally destroy tests, but this one got a top coat and will be burning a hole in the not-for-trade section of my binder for some time.