Work In Progress: Jet ACEO

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It has been quite a while since I did an iris folding ACEO. So today I decided to print off some patterns. So far I have only done 1, I started with a Jet. Some patterns you have to shrink a bit if you are making a ACEO, as they are more the size for cards.

First I chose my papers, then with my exacto knife I cut the pattern out. And taped the patten down to the table, my table is a hard plastic utility table so the tape is really easy to get off. Do not tape to a good kitchen table.

Next I cut out triangle corners from hard card stock and taped them and the pattern down where I wanted them.

Next I consulted my bird... Jessie James to make sure I was doing everything correctly. He said I was so I continued. He helped with the whole process unlike the other day when he really didn't feel like helping! lol

Then I started following the pattern using my 4 colors, light brown, darker green brown, dark green and orange.

I kept going until every piece of the pattern was done.

Here is the finished back. I use scotch double sided tape, it is sometimes hard to find but I find it works nicely.

Here is the finished front before I cut it down to ACEO size.

After cutting it down I added more tape around the sides and areas that were not taped to make it a bit more even. Then I added glue, I used API's Crafter's Pick Memory Mount. I then wiped off the excess glue and stuck it under a pile of pop can boxes.

This is the finished ACEO. I noticed that some glue leaked out right in the center and tried to gently take it off, but you can still see it unfortunately. But oh well it was fun to make!

Here it is having some pressure on 3 parts that were thicker, making sure it doesn't come apart!

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Featured Artist: artistsuetaylor

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I was browsing Etsy the other day looking at all the art for sale and came across some larger work by Sue of artistsuetaylor. She is a really talented artist. I don't realize I am doing it but sometimes I forget to look at the larger pieces and mostly pay attention to ACEO size and so totally missed these... click on the images to see the listing.

Floral Swallowtail Butterfly - Watercolor and Pastel

Floral Monarch Butterfly - Watercolor and Pastel

Horse - Color Pencil and Pastel

Abstract Wrought Iron Detail - Color Pencil and Pastel

And I can't feature Sue without sharing a few of her ACEO's, to see more check out her shop!

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I won a $25 certificate...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

yesterday, for one of my favorite artists... Christy Dekoning. She is a really talented watercolor artist, I love to see the new art she creates! Want to see more by Christy ? You can check out her shops... ArtFire and Etsy, her website and her blog. Thank you Christy!

These are all ACEO's, which means they are 3.5 x 2.5 inches, the same size as a hockey card. The first is an original and the others are prints.

And while trying to decide what to choose, I found I wanted this one too so I purchased it! What a beautiful kitty! It is a print as well!

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