I am part of a wonderful Facebook group called Tarot with Scissors. Its a group for modifying Tarot and Oracle decks. Don’t go there if you think altering your cards is a crime. 🤷♀️
Yesterday one of the member posted that they had trimmed their Wisdom of the Oracle deck. It looked gorgeous! I have had this deck forever and it is just too damn big. Plus that big white frame just irked the shit out of me. So I decided to do my very first deck mod.
I started trimming with a paper trimmer but my 5 year old wanted to try and she sliced off an extra 1/4 inch on one side. Plus it was hard to get the rounded corners after using the trimmer to cut the straight edges. I attempted an exacto knife… it was dull. So scissors it is!
Scissors worked best.
Chaos and Conflict Before
Chaos and Conflict After
Deck finished and edged.
After all of the borders were trimmed off, I edged the deck. I separated the cards by the dominant color on the front and then used stamp pads to color the edges. I used dylusions and distress ink stamp pads. The colors came out darker than I would’ve liked. I have no idea if the stamp pads are archival. Considering that I was willing to trade this deck away before and now I LOVE it, I think it’s a win. Even if it falls apart in a year, I can always get a new one to modify. Now I’m eyeing up my other unused decks to see how I can modify them. 😈
Deck used: Wisdom of the Oracle