I'm back on an ACEO kick. I just can't help myself.
For those of you who are not familiar with ACEOs (or ATCs), they stand for Art Card Editions and Originals or Art Trading Cards, and measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches. They are wonderful little collectibles and the perfect way to own original work without breaking the bank. They are also highly addictive to make and highly addictive to collect!
I love getting my fingers messy with collages. These little things are very satisfying and don't take hundreds of hours to put together. Plus, they are so tiny they can just fit in your pocket. I am a firm believer that tiny things are the cutest things.
I have also been itching to use the vintage children images that I purchased from Art-e-ology a while back.
This ACEO is made with vintage sheet music. The little girl image is copied from a vintage photograph and embellished with ink, acrylics, pencil, rub on word and three shimmery Swarovski crystals.
I wanted to be more loose in my drawing style with this ACEO. These cards are great for experimentation, and usually my style is very controlled and precise. This one was fun for me!!
This sweet cake is drawn in colored pencils and drawing pencil, on vintage sheet music and acrylic paints. A sweet little birdie sits on top and reminds you to love!! Again, I was having fun with a loose style. I think it turned out pretty cute!
If you have never made an ACEO before, you gotta try it! Throw your inhibitions to the wind, pull out whatever art supplies, glue, glitter, whatever you have and play around. You just might become an ACEO addict, too!