I'm making progress on the Inspiration Deck a little bit at a time... This week I just went through all the cards and randomly glued some torn tissue paper on them. Next I will probably spatter a little metallic paint and put some gel medium over top as a sealer before I glue down my quotes and embellishments. Stay tuned!
I found this project on another blog awhile ago and wasn't able to make the deadline. But the host, Jessica Brogan, has decided to run it again, so I'm going to give it a shot! Details here: http://www.insearchofdessert.com/?p=8428
I tried the "iron-the-playing-cards-onto-freezer-paper" thing and it just wasn't working for me... Maybe if you actually know how to use an iron normally, you would have a better chance! So I ended up using double-sided tape. If it comes off easily, great. If not, I'll be sticking labels on the back anyways.
After that, I used the roller to gesso all the cards. (What a time-saver!) I gave them each 2 coats to completely cover the playing card graphics.
After that I took a bunch of different colors, painted the cards, and added a little texture. I'm letting them dry for now, and then I'll be adding some embellishments and the quotes as time permits.