My "fortune telling" cards
Updated: May 18, 2022
So these are my “fortune telling” cards, now finished. I made 16 cards to remind me of all the ways I like to work. Sometimes when I’m feeling blocked it can help to stop thinking of an image made in one form and try to produce it in a completely different way. I can shuffle them and lay out 4 randomly and see what comes up.
These are all the backs
And these are the fronts.
marks / stains/ bleeds/ bleach
line drawing free hand, very loose
line drawing (tracing) and coptic markers
cutting through, cardboard cut outs
3d models, sets
collaging with paper scraps
stencil work with spray paint etc
rubbings with oil pastels, graphite
printing press work; lino, reliefs, collographs
hand done monoprinting
inversions using wax, bleach, stencils, printing
patterns, colours, textures
humour /playfulness / emotion / pathos
I'm actually really pleased with them and wish I'd thought of making them before.