Friday, January 11, 2008

Meet Claire.

With all this 'free time' that I have lately, I've been trying to do productive things and have been trying to get into artwork more. I'm really fascinated by a genre of art called ACEOs, which stands for Art Cards, Editions, and Originals. The only "rule" is that this artwork be 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches, the size of a standard playing card (and many people actually do use a playing card as their canvas). Any medium can be used - paper, paint, wood, metal, fabric, anything, and they can also be originals, prints of originals, or photos.

This is actually the second ACEO I have done (the first one was blah). I used textured cardstock, a rubber stamp, ink, a flower sequin, and Swarovski crystals. The image of the girl is from an ad in a magazine I have from 1969 (I love the ads from that era!) - I did *not* draw her! .. I'm not that good. :)

So what do you do with these things? A lot of people collect them. I'm just starting my own collection, and you can buy baseball card binder inserts and keep them all in a binder. Or, there are picture frames this size that you can use to display them individually or in groups. You can also make a collage out of several of them and have it framed that way (which looks really cool).

Class dismissed.




Valerie said...

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dvd said...

flippin' sweet!

High Desert Diva said...

great ACEO