I was hoping someone could help me find the original creators of the following.
(Force / Control)
*Selected card is on top of the deck. When the magician cuts the deck, they retain the top card with their fingers, causing it to be controlled to the middle where the cut takes place.
(Color Change / Control)
*Selected Card is second from the top. Top card is pushed forward. When magician squares the top card, the palm of the hand pulls back on the Selected Card, allowing the Selected Card to become the top card.
[I've seen this method often performed towards the bottom of the deck with the faces shown so it looks as if one card visually becomes another.]
*Is there any history as to people removing pips by sanding or erasing?
I have a routine I've performed for years (predating my use of learning about other magicians through the internet). Therefore, to me, I've created an effect, but in the past few days, I've been searching & see many others have had the same general idea / routine as well that they've released. Here's two examples:
Jay Sankey "Reconstruction": http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/2735
Perseus Arkomanis " Bleed": http://www.ellusionist.com/bleed-by-perseus.html
Is there an origin to these effects?
Thanks so much for any possible leads or knowledge you have on this. Over the years, I've learned how it's important to credit those who have helped develop our art, and I'd just like to know for my own general curiosity as well.