My Art has been featured in a collection on Etsy!

Here is the link to the new treasury “Sugar and Spice” that has featured my new ACEO original titled “Tranquility”

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d2d35b848118eef20e064c3/sugar-and-spice

Kinwashi Paper Batik ATCs & ACEOs

I learned about Kinwashi paper about 2 years ago and was even given a sample, but I never did anything with it. I finally started playing with it and the results are below.

This Japanese paper is made out of bark and has some unique characteristics about it, such as the bark inclusions that are so beautiful in the finished piece. The paper also makes painting on it a whole new experience. It sucks up pigment like no tomorrow so you have to be very sparing on the water or the color will soak through the paper right under the resist. Also, if you wet an area that you have already painted the bleeds onto whatever surface is under the paper. The paper is translucent when wet so I paint on top of white washcloths. Oh, one more thing, the resist likes the paper too much and frequently doesn’t want to come up. I ruined one of my pieces when the resist came up with the paper leaving holes in the painting!

The results are well worth it though and I look forward to working more with this paper and painting some larger pieces as well for my Etsy shop.

More Batik Watercolor ATCs & ACEO’s

I have been having so much fun with this technique. Expect more soon!

June 2010 ATCs & ACEOs

                 

   

January – May 2010 ATCs & ACEOS

                 

The rest of 2009

Every artist goes thru their own version of “writer’s block” and this is no exception for me. The rest of 2009 was very slow and difficult for me artistically BUT I am overjoyed to say it is over!!!!! Here are the few cards I made between April through December.

           

October ATCs & ACEOs

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September ATCs & ACEOs

July & August are not represented because I was moving from one state to another and looking for a new job. BUT, I was back in full swing in September! Take a look:

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Non-Textile ATCs & ACEOs

I thought I would show some of my non-textile art to you all. In this group there are acrylic paintings, watercolor paintings, pen & ink wash, and prisma color pencil drawings.

June ACEO’s – been a busy month!

I think I may have been making up for the forced creative inactivity due to my broken hand because I have been very prolific this past month. Some of these are regular type of artwork, some are art on fabric and some are felt or needlefelted. Most have been listed in my Etsy store, a few still have to be listed. Enjoy!

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