I’ve had a kind of a rough year and haven’t had much time or energy to get back into painting or anything creative, really. When life issues strike, I would have thought that I’d want to paint more – but it wasn’t the case. It was more like, the creative things I loved to do […]
All this talk about bad weather everywhere. I think we need a little sunshine to get us through. 😉
Here’s the Frida ATC all painted with watercolors. I really like the way this turned out! (She looks a tiny bit angry though. lol)
Here are a couple of new ATCs I’ve been working on. The Santa was inspired after watching the Macy’s Day Parade. Christmas with a twist. The other Frida / Catrina card was inspired by a Mexican folk art compact I bought a few months ago. I’ve never done any other types of skulls besides traditional […]
I’ve been ignoring my blog lately. But, I’ve been working on projects the whole time. Here’s a selection of some things I’ve been doing. A couple ATCs. One was for a friend’s family member who she sends copies of my cards to. She loves collecting them, and I thought it would be nice to make […]
I’ve been super busy with work, so not alot of time to create right now. Here are a couple ATCs I did over the past couple of weeks.
Set of 5 aceos / atcs. Found these in an envelope. Guess I forgot about them. Glad I found them again.
3 ATCS in pen and ink and watercolor. I left a couple with blank areas. I was thinking about doing cards at Zazzle where people can change the type to whatever they want. They’d make pretty cool business cards. 😉
Some black and white ATCs done over the holidays. The ‘Many Tears’ card was done after my dog Luna passed away on Christmas Eve. The rest are mostly doodles I did to keep my mind off of it. Art Saves. 😉 I’m working on painting the color onto these. Will post the color ones soon.
A few more ATCs / ACEOs I finished. All of these were done on reclaimed / recycled card stock. Some of them have words from the advertising still on them. One is painted on a piece of heavy cereal box paper. The black and blue cards, I used a white sharpie poster paint pen for […]
Here are a set of 9 ATC journal cards colorized and scanned. Some are done on 140lb. watercolor paper and some are done on recycled card stock I cut up.
I went crazy and doodled a whole pile of ATCs this week. Some are done on old postcards I chopped up. Next I’ll work on coloring them with watercolors. I’ll post the finals when they are done.
4 more Copic ATC doodles just completed. I’m going to work on a line of illustrations for note cards (Celebrate, Thanks etc.) Celebrate is the first.
I got a couple Copic markers recently and I was playing around with the brush end of them. (The Copic markers have two ends, one soft and fluid like a brush and the other chiseled and hard.) I like the way the brush allows a thick and thin line depending on how much pressure you […]
Just listed a Day of the Dead skull ATC on eBay. This is a hand colored linoleum block print. I carved the block, printed it and then went back in with watercolors.
A Way to Use Old Christmas Cards in Your ArtworkI recently took down a stack of Christmas cards. There are so many neat papers, foils and textures on the cards I hate to throw them away. Every year I go through each card and trim off the prettiest parts of the cards and throw them […]
Here are a few of the ATCs I made when I had friends over for an ATC night. It’s been awhile since I did traditional collage and it was fun to get back into glue and paper. I had to explain how to make ATCs to a group who had never made them before and […]