On a lazy Saturday afternoon, Jane and her partner Toby got inspired to create a beautiful art piece out of Lacroix Playing Cards. With a stick of glue and a little creativity, Jane and Toby created a beautiful Picture frame that now is beautifully propped in a cosy corner in her living room. Proud of her efforts Jane posted the picture of her Instagram @rockettstgeorge and all of sudden we were inundated with questions of how she made such a beautiful piece! So to help you create a Lacroix Playing Card picture frame we have come up with a step-by-step guide to help you make your own masterpiece...
What you will need:
- A beautiful frame
- A stick of glue
- Card to stick the playing cards on
- Pack of Maison De Jeu by Christian Lacroix Playing Cards
- Ruler / Measuring Tape
Step 1. Lay it all out.
Have a little think about how big you want your DIY artwork to be. We suggest picking your favourite cards and laying them out on your dining room table or floor and deciding how many cards you would like to use - remember, you don't have to use all 104 cards!
Step 2. Measure it up
Once you have decided on how many cards you would like to use, measure the length and width leaving room for a border on either side. Once you're happy with the measurements get moving and source a beautiful frame. Bespoke frames can be expensive so if your budget is tight consider finding a standard frame size and adjusting the number of cards that you use.
Step 3. Get stuck in
Now for the part that requires the most precision and concentration! With a ruler or measuring tape in hand lightly pencil the lines on the card to get everything straight. Once you are satisfied that it is all in order use a little glue on the back of each card and stick it in place.
Step 4. Let it dry
Take 15 minutes out and have a cup of tea or read a mag and let the glue settle.
Step 5. Frame it, baby!
Slot your DIY artwork into place and stand back and admire your masterpiece!
Step 6. Hang it up high for all to see!
Prop it against the wall like Jane, make it a stunning feature piece or as part of an epic picture wall ... the options are endless. If you are in need of tips to help you make the most of your art we totally recommend checking out our blog #RSGSTYLE: Make The Most of Your Art, for top tips and ideas to make your walls beautiful!
Spotted on Instagram ....
Credit to @Meet_My_Home for creating her very own beautiful art
Don't forget to Instagram us with your creation - @rockettstgeorge / #rockettstgeorge.
To purchase your own set of Maison De Jeu by Christian Lacroix Playing Cards head over to the Rockett St George website.