Episode 146: The Gals Swap Altered Cabinet Cards

In their first ever swap episode The Gals talk Altered Cabinet Cards! The intro to this one is extra long… The Gals hadn’t seen each other in a while so there was some catching up to do.

Go look at the awesome Pintrest board for this episode here.

This episode was delayed on the count of heat so I am going to keep it as short and sweet as possible!

To learn a little more about cabinet cards and the process of repairing and altering them check out this great article on friend of the show, Lisa Vollrath’s GO Make Something site. http://gomakesomething.com/ht/collage/altered-cab-cards/

Here are a couple collections of some pretty badass altered cabinet cards!



Here are the process shots from an altered cabinet card Katie did for a swap in her mail art group a couple months ago.

Look at this handsome fella just waiting to be turned into a super hero!

First lightly sketch the alterations you will be making onto the card.

Then block in colors by applying a light coat of paint to the areas you just sketched in.

Start adding shading and building texture in the areas you just blocked in with color.

Save the background for last. It gives your work crisp edges!

You can leave the original cabinet card frame or you can alter that as well.




















































And here are Katie and Loni’s cabinet cards!








This was such a fun experience and we think you all should jump in and give this a try!

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No new episode next week because 4th of July! The following week The Gals will be back to talk about vacation art supply kits so you can make pretty things while on your vacations this summer, so until then… make some cool shit, yo!


About 2artsygals

Podcast Producer. Artist. Writer. Cat lover. Unicorn worshiper. Narwhal enthusiast. Next level proficiency in swearing. Aging GenXer/Riot Grrrl with a True Crime fascination. I also like cheese.
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