Friday, January 30, 2009

Beautiful ACEO's

Remember my post about this...............

© 2009 Tracy Borders

........well I made it for a Technique Swap in Surface Design & I traded one of mine for each of these fabulous ACEO's below.

This was made by Michelle Bonds. She used UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) on fabric & while the UTEE was still warm, pressed rubber stamps into & then painted it. (I've tried using UTEE many times before & have never really liked it, but I LOVE it used here!!) Thanks Michelle!!

This wonderful ACEO was made by Aynsley McKay (sorry no blog). Her daughter saves her the funky plastic bags you get from stores & Aynsley fused many sheets of these bags together & printed with a rubber stamp on top of them. I think there might be a "how to" on something like this in the last Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine? Aynsley & I have traded many times before & I'm always excited to see what she's going to do next!! Cool colors, Aynsley, thanks for another wonderful trade!!

This precious ACEO & the beautiful envelope it came in was made by Marga Korioth. The envelope is just as wonderful as the ACEO that Marga sent me. She used untreated canvas, paper & watercolors. The colors are just gorgeous, thank you Marga!!!

This wonderful ACEO was made by Mags Roberts. Mags painted papertowels & then machine stitched it & rubbed a little Treasure Gold onto them to highlight some of the surfaces. (Love, love, love the colors!!) Thanks Mags!!!

I have a great admiration for people who can create landscapes from fabric (because I cannot) & what's even more fabulous is that Judy Alexander created beautiful landscapes on such a tiny scale. (Judy gives a full description on her blog on how she made these.) Thanks Judy!!

This soft & fuzzy ACEO was made by Jan Ziebol. Jan created this card using wool, silk & soluble bonding and stitched over that to hold everything in place & then disolved the bonding. Love the colors & the depth of the card. Jan & I have traded many times before & there's never been a disappointment! Thanks so much, Jan!!

LOVE this ACEO that was made by Debbi Baker. (I wonder if she knew that I'm a squiggle gal?) :) Debbi painted & stamped crinkled tissue paper & then machine stitched it. (She gives a better description of the techniques involved on her blog.) Thanks for the really cool ACEO, Debbi!!

The work that came from this trade was absolutely fabulous & it's nice that I've made some new artist friends from it as well. Thanks ladies!!!


Michelle said...

it was a great trade! hope you are feeling better.

Sherry said...

Wow, you are one lucky lady. All the cards are beautiful. Can't wait to see yours up close and personal.

Scrappy Cat said...

You received some gorgeous ACEO's - lucky you!

Karen said...

Gorgeous pieces Tracy.

Elizabeth said...

Hey Tracy!
Love all of these ATC's - this was a great swap and yours is wonderful!

Jacq said...

What a wonderful trade. All the cards are beautiful.

Margarita Korioth said...

Thank you for your beautiful ATC, love the texture and colors. Nice detail with the card featuring your work! Was a great swap!

jgr said...

Thank you for sharing! These are amazing! Great cards and techniques to try.
Oh, dear I feel a new 'obsession' coming on. . .