Thursday, September 8, 2011

Launching my ACEO line

Hello friends,

As mentioned a couple of posts ago, I will be listing ACEOs (or Artists Trading cards as I like to call them) in my online shop. I've been drawn to creating these miniatures for a long time now and have become addicted to them. I find that due to my limited funds, they are the perfect size for me. I can experiment with mixed media and various effects - without blowing my budget! The sky's the limit with ATCs. If I can find a way to attach and secure found objects, fabric, embellishments etc to these cards, then I will!

Many traditional collage artists turn to digital scrapbooking techniques. I'm doing the reverse. After years spent in front of computers, I find handmade construction quite fulfilling. For me, there's a therapeutic quality about it. I love the tactile nature of it, and the use of various tools to create the finished pieces. It's akin to jewellery making or metal smithing - although I love making pictures too much to turn to pure jewellery making. Perhaps, jewellery with pictures in it? – who knows where this journey will take me.


View more of my ATCs at Crimson Circle Studios. There will be new pieces added in the coming days.


Enjoy,
Stella


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