Monday, June 14, 2010

How to make a Kitty ACEO -Tutorial !

Hi there! its Monday again and its time to forget about all the troubles and terrible things going on in the world with this fun little tutorial.
Are you ready???

Today where gonna make this cool Kitty ACEO collectible art card in 7 easy steps.

Step 1
Where gonna start by cutting out a piece of paper thats specialized for acrylics or a piece of card stock into 2.5 x 3.5 inches (ACEO standard) and sketching out our design in pencil

Step 2
paint all the big "background" areas like the sky so that they dry and can be detailed later.

Step 3
Paint the yellow pedestrian and paint the red curtains!

Step 4
color Kitty's cushion choose a color that contrasts the color of your curtains and fill in Kitty w a light gray

Step 5
With a thick round brush dilute some black and give Kitty some dark "patches" to add texture, also give Kitty a nice collar :)

Step 6
With a fine tip brush grab some more black and add quick thin brush strokes all over Kitty to simulate "fur"

Step 7
finish of the details like the umbrella tip and the curtains with a fine point sharpie and.... UR DONE!

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial, have fun making your very own Kitty ACEO!
I would love to see how yours turns out!
But if you don't feel like going through the trouble this ACEO is for sale at my

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Please Support the Movement Protect The Wildlife Impacted by the BP Oil Spill

The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the April 20, 2010 explosion of an offshore oil rig has put local economies, wildlife and the Gulf's delicate coastal ecosystem at risk.

The National Wildlife Federation is on the front lines, assessing the damage and laying out a plan to protect wildlife as best we can. Be a part of this effort by joining the cause, recruiting your friends and donating to help fund NWF's work to help wildlife survive.