Thursday, May 2, 2013

Create Artist Cards Using Playing Cards

(card on left is being created using sharpie markers)

These artist cards were painted (all but one that she was using sharpies on) by my 16 year-old daughter.  She used acrylic paints.  Her art class project was to take playing cards, and paint them into beautiful pieces of artwork.  

When you have playing cards that have missing cards, don't toss them in the trash.  Stash them away for art projects like these.

Tip:  Crochet a frame for these, and hang in small rooms, campers or other rooms for a lighter weight decoration.  Make a collage or frame them individually.  And of course, these make fun artist trading cards, if you participate in an exchange with other artists.

For Framing Ideas:

Whirly Picture Frame Crochet Pattern (Red Heart)

Lacey Crochet Picture Frame (Caron International Free Project)

1 comment:

Serena said...

What a clever way to use up old or stray playing cards. Thanks for sharing.