By Professor Spellbinder
Force Field is a special tray for forcing a
jumbo to ultra jumbo card from a packet of cards. It can be
adapted for regular cards, but there are so many ways of forcing
regular sized cards, it is hardly necessary. The effect appears
to the audience as follows: You display a packet of 10 to 20
jumbo or ultra jumbo cards, fanning them out to show the cards
are different, spread the cards out on the Force Field tray,
backs facing up, mix the cards around and allow a spectator to
freely choose any one of the face down jumbo cards.
I also include my variation of Percy
Naldretts Phantom Artist, as a bonus effect, but
the tray can be used any time you need to force a jumbo card for
whatever routine or reason. The templates for making jumbo cards
with Halloween Monsters are also included, but you can easily
adapt the effect for almost any theme.
Halloween Routine Effect:
A packet of Halloween Cards is displayed,
showing all the different monsters kids might want to be for
Halloween. A child is selected to choose one of the cards. The
cards are spread out face down on the Force Field Tray and the
child then selects any one of the cards, sliding it into an
envelope, still face down. From the same envelope, the child
removes a blank sheet of paper and hands it to the performer.
Then the child holds the envelope and the performer never goes
near it again. The performer goes into a trance,
taken over by the Phantom Artist. He begins clipping
the blank sheet of paper wildly, snipping and folding and turning
it as if controlled by unseen forces. When he finishes, he hands
the still folded paper to another child to carefully open. The
child holding the envelope removes the chosen card, showing that
he picked Frankenstein (for example). The blank paper is
carefully opened up and pressed flat on a black felt background
to show a cut-out of the selected Halloween character,
I also describe how to make your own cut-outs
from almost any source, and as a purchaser of this effect, you
may also request free copies of the large jpg images used in the OM Billet Box effect
as well as in this one.
Finally, I describe how to build the Force Field
principle into a Table Mate, which can serve both as a table and
as a display stand for the final Phantom Artist cut-out.
Presidents ........... Superheroes ...........
Movie Stars ..... Celebrities
Make seasonal and theme card sets of your own
from these sources:
.......................Presidents......................................Super Heroes...........................Black History
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