First I dug out some printer paper. I lined some cards up on a single sheet so I could see the best fit, and then I lightly traced the cards out with a pencil. Then I put the cards away and retraced the pencil lines with a Sharpie. For following pieces of paper I just laid a new piece of paper over the original, and traced the Sharpie lines that were visible:
That took five sheets of paper (I did the mat in the 8x4 +4 structure). Then I wrote the House and number on each card spot, and lined all the pages up to make sure they matched up with each other:
Finally it was time to try out a Grand Tableau! (Not for the faint of heart!!)
|Grand Tableau with Gilded Reverie Lenormand|
I expect that eventually I'll have to replace the paper mat, though for now I'm storing it in pieces in a folder for safe keeping. But it took only about twenty minutes to create, and it's really invaluable!