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Painters have started using credit cards instead of brushes.
Well, actually, that’s an old-school impressionist technique (my 60-something high school art teacher used to endearingly whisper this trick to me like it was her impasto secret recipe.) Recently, though, the blogosphere has exploded with scans and photos of painters’ thick-stroked, globtastic credit card creations.
I decided I had to try it. Here’s the result:
It was pretty sweet. My old debit card worked better than a palette knife or brush because:
Conversely, it kind of sucked because:
Overall, it was a cool experience, and you should check it out if you’re into painting or need something to do with your expired plastic.
Oil and acrylic is hard to peel off, though, so just use outdated and junk-mail cards — not the plastic you need for tomorrow’s Macy’s spree.
Anna Bleker, CreditCards.com multimedia intern, is also an avid painter.