Friday, October 30, 2009

Fun with Vintage Ephemera

I'm starting fresh with a new blog since my old one is sadly neglected  and I've been doing some new things. Since my retirement and moving to Arizona half the year I have been collecting vintage books and ephemera ostensibly to sell on Etsy. Now it seems that I'm inspired to keep this stash for myself mostly and make my own artist trading cards (ATC's) or ACEO's Art Cards, Editions & Originals.

The art cards are required to be 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches and can be in any medium as long as they lay fairly flat and not so embellished that they are too thick to fit in a collector's album. 
They are fairly addicting to create I'm finding and I've done my first two batches in the last few weeks.

My main craft however is lampwork bead making which I have been doing for over ten years now. You can find my beads for sale on Etsy and can see an extensive gallery of my finished and mostly sold work in my online gallery on my website.

I also have been posting on my fan page on Facebook. If you care to become a fan you can get more day to day small updates regarding my business.

Here is my first batch ever of ACEO's that were made with vintage cabinet photos collected in antique shops on my last trip to Maine. I use vellum, mica and text from vintage books. a few of the images I got from a site online that  provides free vintage images for your crafting.


  1. What a treasure to have the vintage magazines. Your cards are great. It would be hard to give these up.

    You are very talented with doing the lamp beads, ornaments, art cards, etc.

  2. I do I do too! (love to to mix and match ephemera. Thanks for all the inspirations.

  3. Okay! Now I know what the caps stand for... I've heard of the ATC before. Going to check out the link.


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