Today I wanted to share these (newish) listings. Because of the Spring Shops series, I’ve fallen behind with posting my latest work, so for the moment I’ll be catching up. As mentioned a while ago, I’ve discovered drawing inks. Since buying a set I have gone rather crazy with painting drawing upon drawing of patterns. I love them for three reasons:
1. I can apply them with a paint brush
2. They are waterproof and spread like silk paint.
3. The colours are fantastic! Strong and vibrant.
Anyway. This is what I got up too!
I painted a range of greeting cards and ACEOs, I am working at the moment on larger originals and prints.
If you had asked me a couple of months ago “What is an ACEO?” – apart from thinking it might be some charity or company I would not have be able to answer. I discovered them on Etsy and liked the idea so much that I produced a range of my own. ACEO or Artist Trading Cards. ACEO stands for “Art – Cards – Editions – Originals”. They are tiny works of art, the size of a trading or baseball card. They always measure 2.5×3.5 inches. They can be framed or arranged in an album. They are perfect way to collect art and make great gifts. I own two myself and hope to expand my collection in the years to come. Happily they are affordable, even for me and so make a perfect treat for myself when I have a little extra to spare.
Here are a few I’ve done myself:
In this picture you can see the size, they are very small. Below is an ACEO all wrapped up in tissue paper, ribbon and ready to go. I ship them with a cardboard support so they do not bend in the mail.
I’ll post the rest of my range another day. Which of these do you like best?
Have a creative day!