30 March 2008

Another new thing: ACEOs

I wanted to do something creative this evening, but I really didn't feel like sewing -- I have prepared most of the pieces to do a bunch more cthulhu finger puppets -- so I searched around for inspiration and decided to see whether I could pull together some ACEOs based on my monsters and aliens.

ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions and Originals" -- like the ATCs (Artists' Trading Cards) that inspired them, ACEOs are 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches -- the same size as trading cards.

It took me a little over an hour to do all four, once I found some watercolours (I used some of Kiddo's since mine seem to be hiding somewhere...)

I am pretty happy with the results, even if I didn't manage to stay inside the lines all the time... and I don't think I would paint another yellow sky.

I will be listing these on etsy in coming days; other ACEOs sell for $5 to $25 or more -- I expect I will start mine on the low side of the scale even though they are originals.

2 comments:

pastilla said...

Oh! Oh! Those are GREAT!

Cheryl said...

Thanks! I got more good news today, so these will be on the back burner for a bit....