A new collaged tarot deck from spiritual artist Lisa McLoughlin, creator of the popular Plant Ally and Tree Wisdom oracle cards.
“Welcome to The Textured Tarot.
The creation of this deck sprung from a desire to make something for personal growth that is accessible to understand and fashioned in a way that felt more in keeping with my values around Nature, inclusiveness, compassion and kindness.
With a beautiful mix of visual ideas of what it means to be human– it is an eclectic fusion of traditional, contemporary, symbolic and quirky illustrations. I approached this project with an open heart, as an artist interpreting the information before me. The effect is created by digitally collaging fragments of digital images, layered textures, digital art, hand-drawn art with stitched textiles. The figures within the deck are not deliberately created to look like any specific person.
This tarot is loosely themed around the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. If you start at the Major Arcana, flow into the Court cards and then end up at the Pips, you’ll notice the subtle variation in style that evolved during my journey creating this deck. I love that about them!
This deck taps deeply into my vulnerability which leaves me with the sense that many people will benefit from this source of inspiration. I like to think that it is an approachable gateway for people new to tarot (particularly those who fear it), or a collectors deck for the tarot card lovers. I can also see it complimenting many other tarot and oracle card deck readings.
It’s up to you how you use the cards. I don’t think it’s my place as the artist to suggest what you do with reversal cards, energy clearing, and any recommended spreads. It’s open to you and your own experiences with using tarot cards. There are many rich resources around that have thorough explanations.
The 78 card deck is printed in full-bleed colour, plastic coated, 395um, Zanta Box Board and matt laminated. Each card is of Standard tarot size at 120mm x 70mm. The deck and mini booklet fits into a fully printed tuck box.
The mini booklet included provides researched word prompts and phrases behind the meaning of each card. This will help ground you in their illustrated intention. For this particular deck , I took a different approach using collaged pieces of digital photography mixed with textures, digital drawing and re-usable stitching on textiles.”
– Lisa McLoughlin
- 78 full-colour tarot cards measuring 120 x 70mm, on matt-laminated 395um card.
- Mini booklet with card descriptions.
- Presented in a custom tuck-box.