mtgaltersbymel:

My latest pride and joy - an entire deck with altered Forest, mountain, and island panoramas, Honden set, Genju set, Ghost-Lit set, Sotorami and Shimmering Glasskite. Day-am they look good together! Email me at melissiaelisa@gmail.com if you want some altered cards of your own. 

REBLOG: This was the most amazing set I’ve ever done (so far!). I absolutely appreciated that the client gave me so much artistic license to make his cards amazing. 

Trying to keep your dash full of awesome mtg alters while I’m studying for my anatomy test (not as fun). 

mtgaltersbymel:

Kinda love these Sol Rings, this was a super fun project! The colors were incredible to play with.  Available at mtgaltersbymel ebay store. 

REBLOG: Again not much time to make new work, but these seemed to be an absolute winner in the mtg altering community. These particular cards have all been sold to happy players, should I make more?

vedalkenghurl:

Orticulteur by Payouu

LOVELOVELOVELOVE!

vedalkenghurl:

Orticulteur by Payouu

LOVELOVELOVELOVE!

(Source: deviantart.com)

aeons-altered:

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth - Speedpaint acrylic and ink alter - AON
Quick commission for a Bay Area player. 
By far one of my fave cards in mtg, flavor for days.

aeons-altered:

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth - Speedpaint acrylic and ink alter - AON

Quick commission for a Bay Area player. 

By far one of my fave cards in mtg, flavor for days.

REBLOG: One of my earliest altered cards EVER - its amazing to see how far I’ve come! Now I cringe with the thickness of the paint and uneven stats borders, but its nice to see progress. 
Again, I have a bunch of cards available under mtgaltersbymel on Etsy and eBay.  Hopefully I’ll have time to post new work this weekend. *fingers crossed*

REBLOG: One of my earliest altered cards EVER - its amazing to see how far I’ve come! Now I cringe with the thickness of the paint and uneven stats borders, but its nice to see progress. 

Again, I have a bunch of cards available under mtgaltersbymel on Etsy and eBay.  Hopefully I’ll have time to post new work this weekend. *fingers crossed*

flameabp said: Hi, this really isn't a question, but more me just saying that I love your work, I find all your pieces to be very aesthetically pleasing. I hope I can one day be as good as you at card alterations. Good luck with future projects and I hope to see more of your amazing work!

You seriously made my day.  MADE IT. If you have questions about altering that you think I can answer please let me know. Thank you so much for sending fan mail and I appreciate that you like my work. :) 

REBLOG: One of my most favorite commissions ever - I was commissioned to do a set of Kamigawa forests, islands, and mountains a few months back, and I had an absolute blast working on these cards for him.  If anyone has Kamigawa cards they want altered I would LOVE to do the work for you.  

Set of 4 Kami Forests, and foil Kami Forest with shimmer paint. 

REBLOG: Seasonal Gray Merchants, sold a few months ago on eBay.  I still have a few unaltered Gray Merchants around, maybe another set? 

Trying to keep the dash moving even though I’m swamped with school.  :) 

papparoh:

Check out what I got from mtgaltersbymel today. Gosh danggit this is pretty. Awesome job!

Thanks for the love! Hope it brings you luck on the battlefield! -M

papparoh:

Check out what I got from mtgaltersbymel today. Gosh danggit this is pretty. Awesome job!

Thanks for the love! Hope it brings you luck on the battlefield! -M

Wanted some tips on altering

Big fan of your ouststanding work!

I’m a watercolor artist and I’m having a hard time adapting to acrylics. This was my first shot at an alter. I was hoping you could give me some tips on making something like this look a little sharper.

Thank you so much :)Izzet Charm

Hi! So sorry for the late reply, school has been taking all my promo/altering time these days. 

I like the card, looks like you got a nice opaque coat which I’m sure isn’t the easiest thing for a watercolor artist.  Golden has an acrylic paint line called Open which is super slow drying acrylic paint and allows you to mix for longer and wipe off mistakes easier too. Its also very thin which is great for these small cards.  Also, I might invest in a paint pen - especially if you’re going to be doing more of those strong white lines for sparks and lightning bolts. It makes a clean and opaque line which is so difficult sometimes with acrylics.  

I would also suggest opening up the background artwork to cover the borders, the card would look really cool with the machinery (or sparks!) covering the borders.  

All in all, awesome technique and I hope you continue to alter! Thank you for being such a fan of my cards too, hope they are inspiring :) 

-Mel