Trimming tarot decks - barbarism or helpful?

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Re: Trimming tarot decks - barbarism or helpful?

Post by CharlotteK » 13 Nov 2017, 14:25

Trimming session this eve.

Have almost finished Night Sun. Really pleased with the result. Been wanting to do it for ages.

And I decided to butcher a Doreen Virtue Angel deck I got in an ebay bundle that I can't seem to even give away. The borders are truly horrific but without them it's quite a cute little oracle.

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Re: Trimming tarot decks - barbarism or helpful?

Post by theFeeLion » 13 Nov 2017, 15:10

CharlotteK wrote:Trimming session this eve.

Have almost finished Night Sun. Really pleased with the result. Been wanting to do it for ages.

And I decided to butcher a Doreen Virtue Angel deck I got in an ebay bundle that I can't seem to even give away. The borders are truly horrific but without them it's quite a cute little oracle.

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They look so good! :D
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Re: Trimming tarot decks - barbarism or helpful?

Post by CharlotteK » 13 Nov 2017, 16:33

On a roll. Crystal Visions :) :)
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Re: Trimming tarot decks - barbarism or helpful?

Post by Charlie Brown » 13 Nov 2017, 16:49

All that work looks great, Charlotte.

I think I'm kind of in the same place as FeeLion. I see how much better a lot of the decks look but, like Fee, it's a difficult thing personally for me to alter a printed object like that. It's taken me years to get comfortable writing marginalia and/or highlighting my texts and I still feel icky and regretful about it most of the time.

I also totally doubt my ability to trim or edge the deck without making a right mess of the whole thing.

Tangentially, I do have a borderless RWS and am really enjoying it.
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Re: Trimming tarot decks - barbarism or helpful?

Post by fractalgranny » 13 Nov 2017, 17:25

Well, I'm Cruel, but I don't trim. A, I'm too lazy, C, I'm not the most crafty person, and B, I like most borders. I like those images to stay in their place - it always makes me slightly uncomfortable when, like in the Morgan-Greer, the images seem to overflow their, well, borders. But boy, am I ever irreverent towards my cards. Often I have a spread sitting on the dining room table. And when I schlepp them around - there's usually one in my backpack - they don't fare too well, either. I don't mind people touching my cards and have never cleansed them under the full moon. Maybe I'm not cruel, just a User :icon_lol:

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Re: Trimming tarot decks - barbarism or helpful?

Post by CharlotteK » 13 Nov 2017, 17:35

Oh I love the MG style of overflowing from the borders :icon_razz: Not on all decks though. Some do need containing,

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But I made a wee bit of a mess of the Eight of Pentacles. Poor lassie with her spinning wheel is about 1.5mm shorter than the other cards. Never mind.

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Post by 2dogs » 13 Nov 2017, 23:53

They do look nicer trimmed, especially the Doreen Virtue angels :thumbup: .
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Re: Trimming tarot decks - barbarism or helpful?

Post by Wolfy James » 15 Nov 2017, 05:00

I have trimmed a few decks, the Druidcraft Tarot, The Green Man Oracle, the Druid Animal Oracle, the Liber T Tarot of Stars Eternal, the Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery, and I had started the Vampire Tarot and the Druid Plants Oracle too, but stopped, I have yet to finish them. I did most of them because of their large size and wanted to have an easier time to handle them, though all I did was remove the white borders of the cards and not include the borders of the cards themselves, since I like their borders.
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Re: Trimming tarot decks - barbarism or helpful?

Post by CharlotteK » 19 Nov 2017, 05:21

Edging decks as a family enterprise:)
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Post by CharlotteK » 20 Nov 2017, 07:11

Scary Mary morning - edged my Bohemian Gothic mini.
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