an Vintage Shutter-Style Bingo Card
This was a very fun project that I started with no particular
plan in mind - and there is no right or wrong way to do this, the
instructions below are simply how I did this one. A great way to
use some of those odd little things you just KNEW you needed to save
for something. And could make a great gift for a Bingo Crazy friend.
- I started out with the idea to just alter the original green
of the card slightly with the emerald green metallic, well it
didn't do much at all, the only thing that came of the this was
accidentally painting over the letter "O" at the top of the card
rather than just muting it as I had intended.
- Next I grabbed a bottle of sepia paint and truly smooshed it
around...better but rather boring and also managed to pretty
much cover the "B" :)
- Next the copper paint, now this was really starting to create
an effect I liked, more paint smooshing, copper here, sepia
there and a return to the emerald green metallic to bring back
the original color of the card a bit.
I really liked the aged metallic look now but had also lost the "G."
- To add more texture I tore bits from an old map and some old
text page and glued them down in the bottom right and mid left
side of the card, then went over these additions with different
- Now, I went looking for things and bits I could glue down on
the numbers, a scrapbook paper with letters provided the "a"
in the center and replaced the "B" at the top. With each addition
I used one or more colors of paint to blend the pieces in. A
scrabble tile fixed the "G" and an old wood button became an
- Next off to my stashes of what I call "chunky collage stuff"
- technical term. I spent some time getting the balance of what
numbers I wanted to cover and what numbers to leave open. I closed
some of the shutters and left one half open..the numbers themselves
are plastic so I found mixing the paint with glue worked well
to paint over them.
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