House of Cards ll (2006)

These cards are not available, they were all entered into the House of Cards exhibit in 2006 



ID: Kersals "Y" is for Egg Yolk Yellow
Date: May 2006

I decided to send one of my Kersal letters. Love this one. 

White card stock. I used my rheostat, low watt iron and Copper embossing powder to outline the Kersal letter, then painted it in with Twinkles H2o's.  I added a sculpey sunny side up fried egg. I used a Black Zig marker for the words. I mounted it onto Yellow cardstock.

Rust - Peace #3: See below for the Rust background technique. Used Dreamweaver gold embossing medium on a brass template of a feather (Inkadinkado # 94429) and sprinkled lightly with some copper glitter. Added some real feathers. Wrote the word "Peace" using my embossing technique and gold embossing powder. Added a rhinestone butterfly.  Mounted it onto a gold metallic cardstock. 



ID. Bkgr'd Series Fool's Gold: See below for Acrylic Gold background technique.  I added some abstract lines using the Liquitex glass beads, a line plain and a line mixed with Neuberg-Ebel Gold Leaf Powder. I flicked my brush against the edge of the card with leafing adhesive (to get a random application) and then applied my gold leaf. Added the words with Dr Martins copper metallic ink and shadowed it with a black micron pen. Mounted it onto red cardstock Rust - Laugh Out Loud: Rust Bkgr'd see below. I encased the card with copper foil. I made swirls from decorative wire and interconnected them. Attached the wire to the card with a mini flower brad and added a dragonfly brad. Cut a bunch of fibers and strung it through one of the holes in the wire forms adding a mini dragonfly bead (hard to see it is mini). Added the words "Laugh Out Loud" with my embossing technique and gold embossing powder. Mounted it onto aqua cardstock.  


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Encaustic Sticks & Stones: I used waxed crayons and a mini iron to created the background. Added the words "Sticks & Stones" using a pointed tip on my iron. Added the stones using various colors of embossing powder and just building it up. Mounted the card onto dark green cardstock.
Acrylic Gold Background

140 lb CP watercolor paper. All over wash with Delta Ceramcoat Yellow "D" (bright yellow)  acrylic paint. Edges with Bittersweet #2041, then with Navy Blue # 2089, both colors spritzed with some water. When dry, all over with Dark Brown #2053, spritzed with water and then dabbed lightly when slightly dry. Sprayed with Moon Glows - Moon Shadows Bucket O' Blood & Golden Doubloons, heavily applied in some areas. Each layer of color was dried with a heat gun and produced some minor bubbling. 
It's a pity a scan doesn't do it justice because this background has such gorgeous nuances of colors and iridescence. It will be a miracle if I ever am able to create it again.


Rust  Background

I used Strathmore 140 Lb CP watercolor paper. I also use the products by Modern Options which included an Instant iron paint and an Instant Rust paint. I started by coating my paper with Rheotech gesso. When dry applied 2 coats of Instant iron and 2 coats of Instant Rust, drying each before the next application, The first rust application gave a yellowish color to the iron and the second gave a more orangey color. I then spritzed on liberally in areas Moon Glows - Moon Shadows Bucket O' Blood  and Glitz Spritz Desert Moon Tumbleweed Sage. I used a heat gun to dry this layer. 


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