Friday, May 30, 2008
Etsy : Mini Art Works
Ever heard of ACEO's ? I did not before I saw some on Etsy.
ACEO means Art Cards, Editions and Originals. It's a mini artwork measuring 9 x 6 cm (3.5 x 2.5").
According to Wikipedia: ACEO's are typically made on a base of card stock. However, they have been created on metal, stiffened fabric, plastic, clay, glass, balsa wood, leather, embroidery canvas, acetate, heavy watercolor paper, and many other materials. The art on the cards can be done in any media: textile arts, pencil, watercolor, acrylic, oil, collage, scratch board, mixed media, assemblage, digital art, calligraphy, beadwork, rubber stamps, carved soft block stamps, pen and ink, colored pencil, airbrush, pastels, and many others - anything artists use.
Here are some great examples on Etsy !
"Spray paint on wood from SwedishJewels" and "Paper collage from bndesign"
"Drawing from annarubyking" and "Glasswork from PamelaAngus"
So, I thought, why not an ACEO from BUTTONS ? And here it is, my first ACEO: