Friday, February 15, 2008

making an ACEO card

There are many ways to make an ACEO. I am only going to give a brief outline and hope this will help get you started.
An ACEO has to be only 2.5” x 3.5”.
You can put anything on top of card as long as it is not over ¼” thick. **********************************************************
Use any kind of foundation to put design on. Water color paper, mat board, fabric, metal, and wood.
Almost anything goes.
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There are a lot of books out on this subject but it is hard to look at a picture and make an ACEO.
I have found that the ACEO’S I make come from deep within me and my imagination.
When I start making an ACEO I have no idea of what I am going to make. Sometimes even I am surprised at what I made.
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I am showing how I made one card and try to take you through a few steps.
This is my turtle ACEO card.



First I painted a mat board using good paints. Golden paints are my favorites.







I used a rubber stamp in the back ground. Next I selected a picture from a page that I had run off earlier.
Be sure and use copy right free pictures are your own photos if you plan on selling the card.

I used a permanent glue stick to paste my pictures down.
I let these cards dry and then I put a coat of clear varnish on for protection.
Don’t forget to sign and date on back of card. Hope this helped a little.





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Have fun and once you get started it is hard to stop.
Don’t try and copy what others are making, it can get very frustrating. Come up with your own


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This is an ACEO that I made from fabrics. Maybe another lesson?




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Kelly said...

lovely! thanks for the tutorial.

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