Well this is one of my first attempts at a work in progress! lol I hope to do a few more work in progress posts in the future that will be better than this. My pictures are horrible because the lighting in my room is horrible. I will have to keep that in mind for next time, maybe bring it somewhere else for the pictures.
I started with a 140 lb Strathmore cold press watercolor paper. Cut a bit bigger than needed.
I then added some peach and black watercolor mixed with water and dabbed it off with a kleenex.
Then some red and dabbed off and some black and dabbed off.
Added some green, used a small cotton like pad to dab it off.
And some more red, used a small cotton like pad to dab it off.
Then I added some simple flower parts, I didn't add water to this paint so that it would show up a bit darker.
Then I cut it to ACEO size. 3.5 x 2.5 inches. And I had a watercolor ACEO set aside that I had splattered paint on all over, I used my flower face punch to make the flowers. And used brads with silver to attach the flowers. I used my exacto knife to cut a small slit in the flowers and then also on the ACEO.
This is the back, notice the mess, I was having fun and didn't notice the back. See how the brads get attached.
Here is the final ACEO, the colors are not exact. I have entered this one in the June 2010 "7 Card Draw" prize pool on Etsy. If you haven't heard of the "7 Card Draw" yet, you can visit this months thread here. The listing for the ACEO is here.