Handmade Paper & Artist Trading Cards
ACEO / ATC by Shellie Lewis
I’ve been making ACEOs / artist trading cards for sale or trade, but I went and got attached to this one. It’s drawn from a photograph of a gargoyle on Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. My friend Will McShane gave me a bunch of handmade paper he crafted himself. The sheet I have been working with is variable in thickness and has a lot of surface interest and color changes. I have been drawing on it in pen and ink and using a little watercolor, except the gargoyle above: that one is white Prismacolor pencil over pen and ink.
I have been doing a series on yoga poses. (They’re hard to draw!) I may stop at about twelve or so. I think they look nice with the handmade paper. Here are a two of my favorites of the group I put on Etsy.