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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~ on: February 19, 2014 11:59:48 AM
Hi everyone, hope all is well. I've been sick for about 6 months now & quite honestly have not been able to bring myself to paint or draw anything, perhaps also partially because I'm in a quarter life crisis after graduating college, because school was my LIFE & I loved it. It's been tough. Anyway, a while back I made some cut out cards:

..so I thought I'd give some more a try. Lately I've been really into looking at different ball-jointed dolls & I think they're really cool, so they inspired me to make a few cards. Two of them have cutouts like the ones I've made before, & for the other two I filled the frame with hair... just because I love hair in the least creepy way possible, lol. I think you can probably tell when you look at some of my other work as well.

Anyway, these are all inktense pencils on acrylic paper. I like the inktense because they're easy to use & i'm just not up for getting all of my paints out & setting everything up... this way I can still achieve the look I like.

"Brown eyed girl"



"Sea Foam"

They're actually in the reverse order of the order I did them in, so the bottom one was first & the top was last. I'm planning on buying some more inktense pencils because I only have 12 right now so I'm a little limited. Hope you enjoy!
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Japanese & Chinese cutout cards on: August 07, 2013 12:48:44 PM
Hi guys, here are my latest two cards. My boss really liked the fish cards I made with the inktense pencils she gave me, so she gave me this metallic gold paper to try some stuff out on. It's a little difficult to paint on but I like it. I've made these two cards so far with acrylic paint:

& some deets

"Maneki Neko"

I tried to get some different angles to convey the texture/sheen of the paper

"Shanghai Streets"

3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: Another batch of fish cutout cards! on: August 06, 2013 10:33:39 PM
yes! i have inktense too! i tried them a couple times but then was painting alot. i need to get into them again. i kept having problems with my paper (bristolboard) kinda looking like when you rub over the same spot too much with an eraser after i inktensed and watered. any tips? msg me

love the fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks! Okay don't quote me on this, but I THINK most bristol is intended for dry mediums only unless it specifies otherwise on the package. If I were you, I'd try using something like watercolor paper or something else along those lines that's meant to get wet by nature of what you'd be using with it.


ps. Thanks everyone! I'm glad you're enjoying my cards!
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Another batch of fish cutout cards! on: July 26, 2013 03:11:16 PM
Hi everyone! My boss is more like a mom to me & buys me presents sometimes, so recently she bought me a set of inktense pencils. Neither of us had ever used them before, but one of her student assistants uses them frequently and highly recommended them. For anyone who hasn't used them before either, you can use them like you would watercolor pencils- they're made from watersoluble ink & are really vibrant. You can either leave them as they are or use water with them to drag the colors around & paint with them. Last night I decided to try them out & I really like them! I made a few more of those fish cards using those pencils & water.

& some close-ups

"Wear Moor Black"

"Something Fancy"

"Icy Hot"

"Calico Cat Bait"

Thanks for looking!
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: Two new fish cutout ACEOS on: July 03, 2013 04:30:32 PM
Thanks, guys! Yeah, I've been trying to find a way to play with the negative space while still keeping the cards relatively simple.. I like these so I might make a few more along these lines in the future.
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Two new fish cutout ACEOS on: July 02, 2013 06:05:29 PM
I hadn't made any of these in a while, so I decided to take a crack at it the other night. Enjoy!

"Sleeping with the Fishes"
acrylic on bamboo paper

"Thinking of You Pondly"
acrylic on bamboo paper
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: "Tide" acrylic painting on: June 28, 2013 02:24:33 PM
Beautiful faces!  Smiley


Thank you both! I'm glad you're enjoying my work! Grin
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / "Tide" acrylic painting on: June 26, 2013 01:21:23 PM
Hi everyone! I'm back with another painting. I've been trying to use my time productively since graduation. I've put a website together with some of my work it doesn't have a whole lot on it yet, buuuut i'm trying to make it look nice and (relatively) ~professional~ by only putting what I reeeally think should go there. I haven't gone through my older work yet, so there are only the latest projects up there. I still have to post my resume & things like that, but there's an exhibitions list if you're curious.

Anyway, onto the painting!

acrylic on canvas
36" x 48"

& a detail
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: "Peonies" acrylic painting on: June 22, 2013 11:49:23 PM
Beautiful! You are so talented.

thanks :]

Lovely piece and the peonies are gorgeous!  Good luck on getting into the show Smiley

thank you! i will find out at the beginning of july, i think.
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: "Peonies" acrylic painting on: June 20, 2013 11:30:43 PM

Thank you :]

A gorgeous painting!
And I love the flowers part most of all.
Unbelievable that you never painted flowers before. You're so talented.

Thanks! They've really just never "come up" in anything I've painted, which I guess is kind of strange. I like them though! Although I don't know if I'll pick peonies for any upcoming paintings too soon... haha they're tough.
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