Sunday, March 15, 2009

Loteria ATCs

2009_365_073 Experimenting with ink
Yes, that's a dip pen in the above photo. I'm going old school! I made a few more cards for the March Milwaukee ATC theme "I'm Game" using images from the Teresa Villegas loteria set that my brother bought me in Phoenix awhile back. (Loteria is Mexican bingo, and uses images instead of letters & numbers.)
Loteria: La Muñeca de la Noche
I had made the backs for these last year and had them in my stash, and I laid out the images more than a week ago, but only got around to gluing them down yesterday and then started doodling on them with the white acrylic ink that I got at Artist & Display, where we had our February ATC meeting. I also added some color with Permapaque markers and Twinkling H2Os.
Loteria: La Telenovela
The faux filmstrip images are from Ten Two Studios. I love the vintage romantic couple juxtaposed with "La Telenovela." (Telenovelas are like soap operas in extended mini-series form.) The bandaging diagrams on "La Cruz Roja" (Red Cross) below are from a 1950s first aid manual.
Loteria: La Cruz Roja
"La Poetisa" features Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz and some nuns cut from an old art guide. The original card has a bit more shimmer than the scan shows. The background had metallic paints and there's a wash of Twinkling H2Os as well.
Loteria: La Poetisa
Crafting 365, Day 73 - worked on these while waiting for the breakfast muffins to bake!


Rosie said...

Carolyn - they are fab! That acrylic ink is a must-have - it's stunning! I see you're a serial doodler too! ;o)

Terri Kahrs said...

I really enjoyed seeing these little scenarios. Being on the East Coast, I've never heard of Loteria before. Love the white ink "dip pen" doodles. They really add a LOT of interest. GREAT work!
Terri :)

vintagepix said...

Thanks, ladies
@ Rosie - beware the serial doodler? :D
@Terri - you can probably find the more traditional Loteria in your area. Any Mexican grocery stores nearby? This is the place I got the Villegas Loteria set:

Terri Kahrs said...

Thanks, Carolyn! I'll have to check it out!

juanita de la vega said...

Hello! Thanks for stop at my little blog. The work you did on the Loteria cards is great! Are they vintage? I must say is the first time I saw Loteria cards, since in my country, Argentina, we do not play Loteria and in Italy, where I live now, we do only on Christmas, and the cards are different. I will make a post about it!

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Juanita - the Loteria images I used are modern by artist Teresa Villegas. The more traditional Mexican ones look like these: I'll look forward to seeing what you post in your blog :D

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