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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Appaloosa Horse ACEO

Recently I found one of the first few marker ACEOs I created from 2006. This Appaloosa in profile is an original ACEO or art trading card, not a print. Staedtler art markers have been used to create this leopard Appaloosa on acid free Strathmore paper. Add this original wild and free Appaloosa to your ACEO herd!

Friday, January 28, 2011

I'd like you to meet "My Chinese Mudmen"!  I have spent the past five days with them and incorporated many of the zentangle design techniques, I have learned over the past several months, in this latest illustration.  I am very pleased with the finished piece and proud to share it with you at this time.

If you'd like to see the 5 day progress of this illustration, check out my blog "IrelandBrady - Musings To Ponder".
Take care and God bless,
Karen Anne

Thursday, January 27, 2011

ACEO Etsy Treasury!

Hello! I just thought I'd share some beautiful & fun ACEOs & ACEO supplies that I found on Etsy. (I also make Artist Trading Cards so there are some ATC things in there as well, but they can be useful for ACEOs too.)

I hope everyone is enjoying making new ACEOs! I have a bunch underway at the moment. :-)

Best wishes,

Monday, January 24, 2011

Be Mine!

Getting ready for Valentine's Day!!

It is better that I paint the candy, instead of eating it ;-)

Be Mine
acrylic on #140 watercolor paper
available here

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fireworks ACEO for ACEO Blog Challenge

 I created this ACEO for this month's ACEO Blog Challenge.  The subject was Fireworks!
Fireworks is an original ACEO created with acrylic paint & dimentional paint on 140 lb. watercolor paper. My inspiration was the many exciting fireworks displays that I have witnessed. The primary colors are green, copper, silver & blue. The ACEO measures the standard size of 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". It is titled, "Timeless Love".

The ACEO will come signed, titled & dated on the back. Because of the dimensional nature of this piece, it will come protected between cardboard. All of my ACEOs are originals.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

"Zentangle Design for mounting a favorite ACEO"

I am always trying to find a unique and unusual way to showcase an ACEO.  When I began this latest design I thought it would be interesting to try my hand at a border and see where that would take me.  Over the days that I worked on this piece I became intrigued with the idea that it might serve to make a nice background on which to mount a favorite ACEO.  So, as the work progressed, that overall idea became my theme.

Once I had completed my objective, I scanned the art piece to my computer and printed out a copy to see how it would work.  It was printed on an 8.5"x11" sheet of acid free paper and the printed area measures 8"x10.25".  I took one of my "The Letter B" ACEO's (with white background), placed a piece of double-sided tape on the back of the ACEO centered it on the blank center of the print and affixed it to the top of the print.  I then trimmed off the edges of the print to fit an 8"x10" frame and the result is what you see in the example I photographed and included here as a sample.

I think it turned out rather well and plan to list it in My Etsy Shop.  I would really like to hear what you think about this idea.

"Zentangle Design for mounting a favorite ACEO"

"Framed example with ACEO affixed to the center"

"Another example with Basket Full Of Posies"

I am not sure what I should call this, do you have an idea or thought?  A mounting design for an ACEO?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Moose ACEO

Here is another in my Moose On Parade Series: Cupid Moose. Love is in the air & this sweet moose has his quiver stocked with arrows ready to shoot. He is wearing his very best cupid sandals, too! It may be hard to see, but the moose is painted with white luster paint & has a dimensional wing with embroidered feathers. The ACEO measures the standard 1 1/2" x 3 1/2". Acrylic paint on 140 lb. watercolor paper

The ACEO will come signed, titled & dated on the back. Since it is dimensional, it will be carefully protected with cardboard. All of my ACEOs are originals.

Frommybrush: Support For Our "Girls of Summer

Frommybrush: Support For Our "Girls of Summer

Friday, January 7, 2011

"A Zentangle Sunset"

After I had completed "A Zentangle Sunrise" my hubby asked that I illustrate a tree with more personality and friendly mushrooms. Of course I was simply delighted to fulfill his request, especially since his birthday is just around the corner! The finished result is titled "A Zentangle Sunset" which I am happy to share with you as well.

The original drawing was executed on a size 9"x12" sheet of art paper and took about 4 days to complete.  I have listed it in My Etsy Shop as an authorized art print (printed on 8.5"x11" sheet of acid free paper) and in the reduced ACEO format size (2.5"x3.5").  

I really like how this piece turned out and hope you like it as well.

Happy Day!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Leftovers From 2010

Happy New Year Everyone!

I am really trying to clean up anything 'unfinished' from 2010 and thought I should at least post a few of the most recent ACEO's I did in 2010. December was CRAZY for me (as I am sure it has been for many!!) so the one way I could make sure to always create was to carry my little kit with blank ACEO cards and my Micron ink pen...ready to use at any down-time away from my studio. Let's just say there was A LOT of pen-and-ink work in December! Not a bad thing though. I really love pen work and I love ACEO's, so it was a successful month, too.
Blessings to ALL!

' Thinking' 2.5"x3.5" Pen & Ink on 140# Watercolor Paper
Available here

' Treasure Found' 2.5"x3.5" Pen & Ink on 140# Watercolor Paper
Available here

' Peaceful' 2.5"x3.5" Pen & Ink on 140# Watercolor Paper
Available here

Sunday, January 2, 2011

"A Zentangle Sunrise"

Happy New Year!

I have been so busy during the holidays that I had very little time for art work or even getting on the internet to see what is happening in the lives of family and friends.   After the hustle and bustle of Christmas activities I finally made time to pick up my pen and see where it would take me.

In this illustration I had nothing in particular in mind and just began putting pen to paper, the finished result is an amusing little piece I call "A Zentangle Sunrise".  I will be posting it later in My Etsy Shop as an authorized art print (8"x10") and reduced ACEO format size of 2.5"x3.5".

Happy 2011 to all!

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