On a whim I decided to order some blank tarot cards. They arrived today.
They’re made by US Games Systems and it was only $8. The backs are a fairly ugly plaid so I won’t bother showing it off. The cardstock is very nice! The backs are a bit glossy while the front is just super smooth and matte, or mostly matte.
My initial thought was that I could just make art on the cards and not necessarily try to make it an oracle or tarot deck. I was thinking I could do my favorite collage-y mixed media-y style and maybe see if it works as an oracle.
Now I’m thinking that since collage would be bulky and make it hard to manage maybe I’ll just doodle. I could try doing a proper tarot deck but that’s just beyond me in so many ways.
98% of my art supplies are in storage so that presents another problem. Do I want to start working on ideas for each card and wait to work on them later? Or just work with what I have now? $8 is cheap enough that I figure I can make something with what I have and I could always do another one later.
This morning I woke up feeling a bit sick and I’m feeling even sicker by the moment. Hopefully it’ll pass quickly but now I have something nice and easy to do while I wait for it all to pass. The hardest part of all of this is deciding which direction to go!
What do you think, have you thought about making your own deck like this, just a OOAK little project for yourself?