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Art Cards, ACEO’s and Small Format Art

Art Cards, ACEO’s and Small Format Art..that is actually how I got into the business of art, about 8 years ago..I was swapping art cards..both prints and originals and then I saw on Ebay how they were being sold…hundreds a I this would be fun and it could really supplement my income and pay for my art supplies..Lolol..little did I know that it would turn into a full business..well not just art cards but selling my creations and starting a business. Never would I have thought that I would make a living or earn money as an artist.  But the truth is..that is how it started for me..with little 2.5 x 3.5 inch cards (either I cut my own from 140 lb watercolor paper) or you can buy from Inchie Arts (they are very high quality and very miniature canvas boards..I love Em).  I love small format art and its easy “takealongability”..and quick turnout..especially for someone like me who gets bored and easliy distracted..i love to change up things daily and that is why small format art is are a few Im working on again…Ive had some request for these and its been a few years since I created any new ones..

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most of the time I just create with ink and watercolor or liquid acrylics..and sometimes watercolor pencils as well..I always need to wear my glasses and sit very close to the about 7 inches from the table top..I do very intricate marks and lately its been a little harder to see these fine lines.. Lol …you can use anything you like to create these..collage, thick paint. pencil..just ink.. Gelli Plate give it a try..and share your pieces on my page at  …I’d love to see what you come up with..maybe we can do a swap if you like..!

here are some from years ago:





ICAD Guest Post… Collage


ICAD 2014

Hey There everyone..So I chose  collage to do for my card today.

…this collage has something in it from my first 10 cards for a little extra.

It has cut pieces from scraps of other cards,

the paper towel from blotting my watercolor,

a few pieces of inchie,

some stamp leftover,

some line design paper…

some words and some sparkly glitter pieces,

some thread.. paint colors I used in other cards..

and a stamp from a handmade eraser stamp that says ICAD.

Do you know that collage  is very hard for me..that I sometimes avoid it altogether!.

Do you know that I am very uncomfortable making, thinking about , putting together and especially showing to others my collages..

Ive always thought my collages “stink’..and was envious of others doing it so naturally, having fun with it, enjoying rummaging through their stash,

figuring out what goes with what….and then ..having it come out so perfectly spectacular..

Well No More..I am healed from my Collage Affliction..Thanks to ICAD  2014..

I now see the fun in it..the joy of rummaging, the excitement of not knowing how it will look…the  anticipation of  “what can come next..

the pride when I hold the finished piece..and most importantly..the  satisfaction of not having to be perfect,  of making something that may not look good,

of doing something just for the joy of it..of doing something without control..

That is what ‘s great about ICAD. . its a playground for the heart, mind and soul..

its accepting,  its stimulating and its healing..thank you Tammy..!

my name is Robin…

…and  “I Am Artist”

..and I Love my collage..

Organic gardening with acrylic..because I dont have a green thumb..

..but I do have many fingers with paint and glue on them…this is a mixed media collage with papers from my gelli prints and leftover journal pages.  I sold this a couple of months ago and just came across it again in a long lost folder…I wish I had taken better pics of it so as to use the images for other art or journal pieces..I really love how this came out, and may try another similar to it.

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