I started making these cards when I found out that some members of The Society of Layerists in Multi-Media (SLMM) were exchanging Artist Trading Cards (ATC) next year. ATC or ACEO are 3.5 x 2.5 inch art pieces. Since I have put these up for sale on Daily Paintworks, I call them ACEO Cards (Art Card Editions and Originals) which are, basically, ATC (Artist Trading Cards) that are sold rather than exchanged.
I have a “serious” art-making side and a whimsical side and making these satisfies my whimsical leanings. Plus, they exercise my imagination. I confess that making them has become addictive–or I have become obsessive. I set a goal of making 365 and deciding then whether to continue. When other projects are stalled, I make more of these so that I’m not spinning in circles.
If you would like to see a short video of how I make them (created with my iPad, so it won’t be fancy,) please let me know in the Comments. The fact that these are symmetrical, and that I call them Rorch Art, after the Rorschach Test, gives you a good idea of how I begin.