Monday, March 23, 2009

First ATC or ACEO

This is my first ATC or ACEO project. It was made on bristol paper with a combination of inks, stamps, scrap paper and ribbon. The poem is a left over from a altered book of Emily Dickenson's poetry that I made for my daughter (you can see that book on my Flickr page.) The amount of time it took to make the ATC card was about 15 mins. I had to clear my art desk first and then cut the cards from the sheet of bristol paper. It was fun working on a small piece of paper and not having any expectations about it. I did not even hear my inner critic wake up. My Muse got there first and we had a fun time creating together.

It will be exciting to see what else I can do with these little canvases. I did a Google search of this art form and found some amazing pieces of art. It is crazy how much detail can be put on a 2.5 x 3.5 surface. You all that have yet to try making an ATC/ACEO should cut some paper up and have a go at it.

Fun! Fun! Fun!


Kim Zoph said...

I love working in this size. It has an intimacy that larger artwork can't achieve. Finished pieces remind me of little jewels. This is a beautiful piece--suits your art style wonderfully.

Ann said...

Wonderful! Make more!

Sarah Ketelaars said...

Lovely words and lovely pages.

Margaret Ann said...

I love that your Muse got there first...made me smile real big! :)

I really enjoy making these little cards too...becoming addicitve! :)