52 Card Journal With Seth Apter


52 Card Journal 


52 Card Journal Back

52 - Front

52 Card Journal – Front Cover

52 - Back Cover

52 Card Journal – Back Cover

52 - Inside Cover

52 Card Journal – Inside Front Cover

52 Cards

52 cards in process

Happy New Year!!!! Today I spent the day creating with some wonderful folk, lead by Seth Apter of The Altered Page. We were hosted by the wonderful Barbara Buckles of MAKE ART in LA. We took a simple deck of 52 cards and created a journal out of the cards. It was pure heaven. Now I will take a card each week and art journal on it. I will post my cards here.

Happy Journaling!

2018-05-03T13:39:42+00:00January 18th, 2015|Art Journals|17 Comments


  1. Orly January 18, 2015 at 5:17 am - Reply

    GORGEOUSNESS!!!!! So jealous!!!

    • apaperbear January 18, 2015 at 5:18 am - Reply

      It was soooo fun! We missed you! You would have loved it Orly!

    • MaryAnn January 18, 2015 at 7:19 am - Reply

      I thought of you so many times today, Orly. You’d have loved this group, and they’d have loved you.

  2. MaryAnn January 18, 2015 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Today was terrific, Brian, and Seth brings magic and great fun w his work. What a wonderful community of artists! I’m so glad and grateful to be a part of this.

  3. Leslie van der Heide January 18, 2015 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Nice art Brian

  4. Terry Garrett January 18, 2015 at 11:07 am - Reply

    This looks terrific.

  5. emilyclineart January 18, 2015 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    omg, I LOVE THIS!! I wish I’d been there, but now I’m gonna follow you and watch this deck develop. Looks great so far! Love the free colors and distinct images on top! Did you gesso first?

  6. Seth January 19, 2015 at 6:05 am - Reply

    These are very cool Brian. And I know from personal experience that they are even better in person! Thanks for taking part in such a fun workshop!

  7. Kat Gottfried January 19, 2015 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    Beautiful. I’m curious how this book is bound. I see the copper foil on the spine, but can’t figure out how that would be enough ‘stickum’ to hold all the cards in place. Can you share?

    • apaperbear January 19, 2015 at 4:46 pm - Reply

      Actually the cards are NOT bound. There is a front and a back cover, made to resemble a book. We attached sari tape to the front cover and then the cards are stacked on top of the back cover and you place the front cover and and wrap the sari take around the entire “book”.

      • Kat Gottfried January 19, 2015 at 6:19 pm - Reply

        Thanks Brian! That’s wonderfully easy, and brings a whole new joy to the game ’52 pickup’!
        As I was looking at this (and wanting to start one of my own) I thought about a book making technique I learned a while back using covered binder board for the covers and spine. Instead of sewing in signatures, we built a box attached to the spine that opened on the opposite end. The box then held a collection of small journals. Could prove a challenge to do that technique prior to completing the cards though as the deck would likely expand as cards were completed. I guess it could be done after the fact. Hmmm, got my wheels spinning.

  8. rox January 20, 2015 at 3:37 am - Reply

    can’t wait to see what you do with the cards (and so terribly jealous you got to do this workshop w/ seth!)

  9. John January 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    So fun and now you can relive the experience each week.

  10. […] Card Pick-up class with Seth Apter. You can view the previous post regarding the cover of the class here. I really have enjoyed journaling on the backs, of these cards. I have given myself to be really […]

  11. Patricia February 22, 2015 at 1:06 am - Reply

    What a fantastic project Brian! Can’t wait to see what you do each week ;))

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