|(altered cabinet card by Cathy Calamas)|
Altered Cabinet Card Books
7-for-7 Altering/Mixed Media
All Skill Levels
Hosted by: Jeri Aaron
Due: Sign up by August 31, 2011; Postmark mailout by October 16, 2011
Theme: Time - featuring clocks, sundials, hourglasses, or other timepieces; Postage/binding fee: $4; When I look at cabinet cards I'm always wondering about the person - who they were, what were their dreams, etc. Sometimes I even create small stories about them. I adore cabinet cards and therefore wish to preserve the real ones.
Here is how I create "faux" cabinet cards: Go to Google, choose Images and type in "cabinet cards". Many of these are free, so copy/save a few for your own use. I use the free program Picassa for printing my images and artwork. I print the cabinet card images out using the 6"x4" size and then adhere them to 6.5"x4.25" mat board or 140# watercolor paper. You may have a printing program that allows you to print them the exact size of 6.5"x4.25".
The front of the cards are to be altered to represent the theme, "Time" (time, sundials, hourglasses, clocks, etc). The back of the cards are to be lightly decorated incorporating the Time theme and perhaps using something as simple as a swirl stamp. Include your name on the backside.
Send your 7 cabinet cards to me by October 16 postmark along with $4 - I'll swap & bind them into book form and mail back to each of you. You will receive back one of your cards plus 6 others. Please be sure to not add any bulky embellishments on left side of card - I need about 3/4ths of an inch for binding them into a book.