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Saturday, August 30, 2008

here is how to make an air drying atc card

Here are some samples of air dried clay cards I have been experimenting with lately. This is how they are made.

I made the card itself from DAS an air hardening modelling clay in white. I rolled it out in the correct aceo card shape 3.5" x 2.5" and let it air dry for 2 days. Then I painted the background with a mixture of different Ranger Adirondak paints. The rippled sides were painted with silver paint. The trees and the snow are sprinkled with diamond glitter. Then I glued a hand painted group of three pine trees standing in the snow to the surface and spray the entire card with a high gloss spray and let it dry. The top of each tree has a Swarovski AB crytal. It dried with one side slightly tilted up which adds to its artist flair.
If you need any help or have any questions , just convo me.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

~Art Is From The Heart~

~With Your Heart You Create Art~

Never let anyone tell you where to start.
Yummy Cup cake fairies and little butterfly kitties.
Crowned Blue birds, singing little ditties.
That is what my heart is made of.
My imagination lends to your sensation
So make no hesitation soon my art
Will flood the nation!
©Cute Art World

I carefully placed, the fairies hair strand by strand! The hearts and text is given the appearance to look like plastic! I enjoy designing new creations and also enjoy a challenge! Should you have something in mind that you would like for me to create for you please contact me! I accept commission work you can reach me at Double click on the picture to see a full size image of the incredible detail in her eyes,hair and just about everywhere! It is truly a great size to view!

The poem was written by Anitra you will receive a free copy with each Card!

You will also get two freebies!
Freebie #1

Matching ACEO Print

Freebie #2

Matching Key Chain Print

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Friday, August 22, 2008

In Case You Were Wondering...

where I live, I'm in the UK . Perhaps this ACEO gives it away? UK? OK! is a fun piece using map stickers and a vintage postage stamp on hand painted corrugated card. But I can be more specific than that. The second image is of 'Evening Star', which shows my Celtic heritage (I'm a Scot, living in England). It has the atmosphere of a late summer evening in the North of Scotland, the colours of the hills and moorland. I miss it.

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~Cute Art World~ Newest Creations~


"Mr. Otis Toad"

Mr. Otis Toad holds tightly to his apple
As he reads the ninth chapter of The Chosen Ones!
Yellow fairy Donovan yells hey maybe I am one of them!
Please do tell, Mr. Otis Toad!
White Fairy Baby Tree said no, no I think it's me!
Tell them Mr. Otis Toad!
Checkered fairy Cindy Lou gave a loud shout that was really rude!
“Tell us silly frog, I can’t wait any longer!”
Mr. Otis Toad ruffled his nose and looked at little Lou
“Well we know it is most defiantly not you!”
He cleared his throat and gave a croak!
“Oh My it is Lady Di and I!”
Di was delighted and most invited, to lay her prayers to rest.
Checkered fairy Cindy Lou turned blue
As she wished them both the very best!
Donovan and baby Tree whispered secretly
It was always meant to be!
©Cute Art World
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Kathy Martin Studio

This painting was created using 18 and 24 Karat gold leaf and then made to look antique. The branches were painted in copper leaf. A six step process was used to create this 3D painting. It is painted on a standard playing card as cards work best with the 3D painting process.

Dimensions: 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches (Standard ACEO size)

Both the Chinese and Japanese view butterflies as symbols of happiness and joy. The cherry blossom symbolizes feminine beauty in China and are believed to exemplify the transient nature of life, because of their short blooming times. Cherry Blossom (Sakura in Japanese) are omens of good fortune, emblems of love and affection, and represent spring time.

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Watercolor Autumn Landscape

(c) M Pruitt 2008

This my newest ACEO, "Autum Landscape 1". It is painted with watercolor on 140lb cold press.

Several special techniques were used in this watercolor landscape.

First, I used wet in wet to create the furthest trees. While the sky was still damp, I began painting the trees - delicately touching the brush to the paper so that the watercolor would spread in the shape of trees. I did several layers, with darker color, and then, while still wet, I used the tip of a pocket knife to carefully scratch in some tree trunks. This allowed the paint to settle in the scratches, making the tree trunks a bit darker.

After the background trees were completely dried, I complimented the darker scratched tree trunks with thinly painted trees using Daniel Smiths "Buff Titanium". It is a semi-transparent watercolor and added another layer to the trees for depth.

Another fun technique I used in this painting is a "Cheap Joe's" spatter screen. Spatters can be achieved in a variety of ways, but I really like this spatter screen. I used a variety of colors for my spatter and my rigger brush to turn some of it into grass blades!

(c) M Pruitt 2008

Here's another landscape I painted yesterday - "Autumn Landscape 2". Both ACEO's are available in my Etsy store - TheCreatorsPalette - click here.

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got a treasury with all aceos

I caught a treasury...all aceos...all new people I have never seen before...all different types of techniques, clay, fiber etc....Hope it inspires you to try some new ways of making art. :)

Monday, August 18, 2008

experimenting again, new card with clear tissue

I have been experimenting again. This time with some clear tissue paper I found at dollar tree. It has white flowers outlined on a clear background. I cut it out to fit the card and put one hand painted goddess behind it and one in front. Added Swarovski crystals to give it some dimension and here it is, a bounty card to answer my challenge of a goddess.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sorry I should have posted the image

here is a new card that used embossing

Here is an interesting card called DREAM. I am using some embossed materials which makes for an interesting card.


Here are a couple of woodpanel ACEOs that I made. They are in collage style. I hope that you all like them. :)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Anitra's ~ Cute Art World~

Cute Art Worlds
Newest Creation!

~Train Station, Travel Fairy~
"And His Shepherd Puppy"

Hi I did it! Finally I was able to get some alone time to complete another sweet Whimsical design! And in the end this is what came out.

Wilhelm and his little pup Duke have their tickets and are ready to catch the eight thirty train to London! Standing on the steps Wilhelm fret's over where he put black crows ticket!

"Special New Edition"
to my
~Travel Fairy Series~

Wilhelm & Duke

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Friday, August 8, 2008


These are two wood ACEO's that were done in Acrylic paint.
I am donating one of them to Breast Cancer research. Along with a couple 16" X 20" paintings, etc. :) I hope that you like them.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

~Dragonfly Witch Kitty~

~Happy Halloween~

"Trick Or Treat"

*My Dragonfly Witch Kitty*

I know, I know it is like three months away! No it is not really my favorite holiday. Actually Christmas is! I had this picture of this beautiful Kitty Cat and had to come up with a design. She belongs to my Niece, she was estatic when I sent her new kitty to You can find my new Dragonfly Witch Kitty on

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~Party Fairy Girl And Her Clown Fairy Kitty~

"Keep it simple"
Is what my Husband tells me constantly!
I worked so hard on this design. Starting with the digitally painted legs,hand and neck. That alone took me three days to complete. Redefining her dress and all it's little creases took even more time..Not to mention the socks and little black patent leather shoes. Then there was all the embellishments that I added. The little diamonds placed on her shoes,brooch,necklace and sweet delicate bracelet were all custom to fit her sweet little body! lol Hard work "YES" it was but I always learn a little more each time. Patience it truly a virtue with this form of art. Then hubby steps in and says .....
"Why do you add all that clutter, I like it when it was just her and the Kitty!"
So guess what ? There are two versions of this design. There is my favorite and also hubby's too!

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Endangered Species Artwork

This is the video I made for YouTube on my endangered species series artwork. I would like to do something similar for the team as we've been discussing in our team group forum.

ACEO Archival Print from my original acrylic painting

This sweet birdie is from my original acrylic painting on canvas board in an ACEO archival print. It's available at my etsy shop: Barbara Giordano Art

Acetsy Team 2008 Autumn Video