I made altered playing cards using Altered Pages' Vintage Babies image sheet. Each card was prepped by sanding the glossy coating from the face of the card leaving corners visible. A light coat of antique white acrylic was applied. Two types of shelf liner were used to create a grid pattern on the cards using either red or pink acrylic paint. Using gel medium, a piece of vintage dictionary page was layered onto each card before adding images from the Vintage Babies collage sheet. Distress ink and Golden glazes were used to add depth of color. A checkered-pattern stencil was used on each card to further coordinate the five cards. Once dry, a sewing machine was used to zigzag stitch around parts of the images. Stamps were used on some of the cards and embellishments were added using Beacon 527 glue. A thimble was dipped into the antique white paint and a circle was stamped around a word on each card. Red acrylic was dabbed around the border of the cards using a cosmetic sponge. Black dots were added for a final touch using the end of a paint brush dipped in black acrylic paint. The box was altered following the same directions.
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