These ‘Old Fashioned Snap’ cards have been hand-copied from Victorian original line drawings and engravings. Humorous captions have been added in the same spirit as in Victorian ‘Snap’ games. Two sets are available.
These ‘Old Fashioned Snap’ cards have been shamelessly hand copied from Victorian original line drawings and engravings and afterwards printed off on to 350gsm NOT watercolour paper. I have juxtaposed figures into positions where I might offer a humorous (maybe) caption for each card. Printing on to watercolour is quite tricky because the paper has been prepared to absorb moisture and so the printer ink often leaves a very faded impression and many of the prints have to be improved with a black pen. My printer doesn’t really like 350gsm paper either. The name “NOT paper” means that the paper is “not pressed” and easily absorbs a lot of water. The black outline pictures are now hand cut into cards and the corners clipped off with a handy little craft tool. The entire pack now has to be rubbed along all edges on both sides of the paper with a bone folder tool to compress the burrs that the knife leaves when they are cut out. Before this process the cards don’t slide on each other because the burrs catch on each other. Next, using paint brushes, some really small, I colour the pictures and they come to life. I use calligrapher’s coloured inks, which work really well on watercolour paper, diluting and mixing to get the shade I want. Sets contain 48 cards – 4 each of 12 different pictures and the boxes are also hand made from coloured card. The whole process takes around 15 days from start to finish. If anyone feels that they can’t live without one of these packs in their collection I am prepared to make one for them but it will only be to order. I would charge £60.00 plus postage for each set. Contact Rex Pitts►