Friday, August 24, 2012

Paint Party Friday - Some ACEO's

Hi Guys,

Hope you've all had  a great week.....

Well this week I have been working on a couple of ACEO's I ordered in loads of these ACEO sized chipboard pieces ready for me to paint on! So I couldn't wait to get to work. I managed to finish two this week in between planning for a new mural and working on a new papier mache project with the Year 3/4's. I'm hoping to have something to show you next week regarding that!

So my first ACEO is my Redheaded Dancer.

 She is painted in acrylics!
 I decided to pretty up the back a bit by using Japanese paper which I then covered with a coat of diamond glaze for protection and shine. I also varnished my painting with a coat of varnish!
Then I created this burlesque beaty.


 The back!
I really enjoyed working on such a small scale and getting in as much detail as possible. I can see why these ACEO's can become addictive! :0) I'm already working on my next one so will show you that one next week! :0)

I just wanted to leave you with some pics of another 'paint party' I was involved with last week. This is a fun project I did with one of my preschooler groups. I set up the paints as usual but this time I put things like tooth brushes, cotton buds and twigs and bark for them to use as well as rollers.  Their mission was to create a face (like mine in the background) by using those tools instead of a brush.


 This is the after shot! I'd forgotten how messy things could get! ;0)

 They had a great time and it was interesting to see how they all used these tools differently.
 Some didn't get as far as painting a face but had so much fun experimenting with the different textures......
 Others managed to create a face with the tools. They had a great time and it was a really interesting exercise!
Now I'm off on a 'date night' with my 5 year old boy! :0) He is very excited we're going to eat Thai!!! I shall visit you all over the weekend! :)

24 comments:

WrightStuff said...

I love date nights with my son too. We're going to the cinema today!

Great pieces Nicola and it sure looked fun with the kids!!

Netty said...

Smashing ACEO's, didn't know you could order chipboard pieces this size. Happy PPF, Annette x

NatashaMay said...

Oh, yes. They are very addictive. :)) I first couldn't imagine why someone would want to paint this small but then when I started I couldn't stop. It's just a fabulous feeling you can accomplish a whole painting in such short time. :) Your girls are fabulous!

Pointy Pix said...

your ACEOs are gorgeous and I love the touch of adding the beautiful paper to the back of them! it is great fun to do art work so miniature!

Jess said...

Good work with the new ACEOs! The size of them makes me nervous to attempt in acrylic but one of these days I shall give it a go. :)
Looks like you had a fun Paint Party!
Jess x x

Mary C. Nasser said...

Fun and loving that the backs have been decorated, too!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Faye said...

Man oh man, you must be the bravest woman alive, Nicola, to supervise painting with a passel of pre-schoolers! Love the results they got! Your ACEOs are beautiful. I've done ATCs but only collages, not paintings. And to prettify the back like you did makes your paintings extra special.

Cathy Bueti said...

Very cool Nicola!! Love your girls!!

And messy can be good sometimes!

Happy PPF!

Nora Clemens said...

I love your atc's, particularly the girls. Nice!!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Beautiful! Love the dancer and the burlesque beauty. Well done. Happy PPF

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Dazzling and creatively done ACEOs ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Gloria said...

Excellent aceo's. Love them all. Great job. Happy PPF!

Magic Love Crow said...

Great aceo's you created! Can't wait to see more ;o) Loved how you did the back! It was fun to see what the kids did! Have a great one ;o)

Kristin said...

That IS a cool paint party! And your tiny painted ladies are fabulous! I love that you varnished them - I bet they have a lovely sheen. Thanks for your sweet comment too ;) xo!

Lynn Cohen said...

Cute ATCs and I love the kids art!!!! HPPF!

Natasha said...

Looks like a lot of fun was had. Stunning. And I love the burlesque beauty.

:)

Anne said...

Sweet ATCs and seems like it was a fun party! Happy PPF!

wednesday said...

Love the aceos, and your student's work is priceless. Hope you had a fun date with your boy.

bohemiannie! art said...

Love your ACEOS and double love that you worked that way with the kids. And of course, their art is spectacular.

bohemiannie! art said...

Love your ACEOS and double love that you worked that way with the kids. And of course, their art is spectacular.

denthe said...

Lovely ACEOs! And great idea to do the background that way! looks lovely.

Karen Smithey said...

Your ACEO's are wonderful--I have trouble making my fingers (and thus, my brush) cooperate, when i do something that tiny! Sketching, yes, painting, not so much...

Hope you had a fun night with your son--

Lessandra said...

Love your ladies! ACEOs are so much fun. My entry is also on an art card. I only wish you could blow them up on the computer to a larger print.

Carol said...

Love your ACEO's

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