Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Playing Cards

For as obsessive I can be about cleaning... dang if I can make a really proper mess. Look at my desk!! It is a disaster!

I spent the entire afternoon working on ACEOs. Basically, an ACEO or ATC is a miniature work of art. They are always the same size, 2.5in x 3.5in, and they are made with the idea that since they are small, they are more affordable and easy to collect/exchange.

For mine, I podged together 4 playing cards as my base. That took time. Layer by layer... building up the bases... making sure the edges were lined up and no air bubbles inside. I have about a dozen bases ready to go nuts with.

The only sign (ha ha, pun intended with this photo) that these were once playing cards is the soft pattern that has been sanded away on the back. Each one gets signed and dated, of course.

See... playing cards before and after.

I am very tempted to fill the hole in the bead with resin. Yeah, resin and some wire scraps... that would be cool, huh? We'll see. Maybe the next one.


Anonymous said...

It looks like you had fun! I look forward to seeing what you do with the other bases.

Michele H said...

I like this a lot. So Kerry, I was curious what you will be doing with all of these ACEOs. I would imagine the price of something like this would be more in my price range. I like a lot of your stuff, but I can't afford to purchase it most times. Hint, hint....

Kerry said...

Thanks gals.

I hear the hint Michele, lol. I will (hopefully) be posting these sometime next week, when they are all ready. I think they will be in the $20-$40 range, depending on the beads. I think that will make them more affordable. It is hard to let them go though after spending 2-3 hours each on them!!

Anonymous said...

I love these but I also loved your other paintings. They just weren't in the colors that I need.
since we are doing hints, how would a neutral painting look. Like beige/tan/browns. That my decor at the moment...Hint...