The Arts in the Cards atc group’s challenge for this trade is Fabulous Fakes. Karen Musgrave is our hostess.
I have to admit to being totally stymied and every kind of fake I came up with just didn’t fit the bill. When I started thinking about things that we value that turn out to be fakes, I thought of gold and how easily we can be fooled if we aren’t careful. So my cards are “Fool’s Gold”.
I used gold lame and two different golden ribbons on the background. The center golden pieces are the circle with a dot n the middle, the alchemist’s symbol for gold. This gave me a chance to tryout some of my powders I showed you in a previous post. They were wonderful! I used the brown powder and dusted it over the ribbons. It stuck the most where some of the fabric glue had come through but it still blended very nicely. I finished them off with a coating of workable fixative. As my way lately, I will leave the edges raw.
On the back is this quote:
Gold is one of the seven metals of alchemy. For the alchemist, it represents the perfection of all matter on any level, including that of the mind, spirit and soul. The symbol for gold [ a circle with a dot in the middle] could also be used to represent the sun in astrology.