Inked aceos and gift tags

Little tags

Little tags

I sat down for a while this week and inked up the blanks I made.  I started with the smaller gift tags because for some reason they are less intimidating.  I had the impulse to put an iris on one of the skinny ones and I rather liked the way it turned out, so I did several more as well as a few of the more standard abstract flowers.  When I started on the larger aceos, I made a few with bunches of irises too.

One with a more horizontal flow of paint  reminded me of my little painting of the dog walker so I quickly sketched that one out. It might be fun for a house warming gift.  I am going to make a few more with an architectural theme.  Just thinking about it, it might be productive if I consider different event uses for them and let that help dictate what I draw.  Maybe birthday gifts, shower gifts, I don’t know.  I do think I will list some of the iris ones.  I am most pleased with them.



I thought the ones with blue on them might work as a water theme and drew the turtles on that one.  I think  am least pleased with it.  I have 10 aceos left so I will probably do a few more.

I went to the craft store to buy some different colored printing ink but all they had was the red. No yellow or green, so I didn’t ink up the latest linocut.  I really wanted to blend those two because it is a plant print.  The store hasn’t had a lot of colors lately and not been restocking so I might have to try the other craft store.  It is farther away so I go to it less.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 14:17:25

    I like both of them but especially the little tags. I don’t think you should use them as little tags. I like how you displayed them, here. If they were dry mounted like that and framed? Beautiful!


  2. Cindy D.
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 10:44:14

    Wow, they look so great all together like that! I like all the flowers best. Wonderful variety. A group of them (maybe 9?) in a grid on pillows for a sun room would be really neat! (I have no idea where to go to print on pillows, though. Just throwing ideas around!)


    • ruthsartwork
      Feb 18, 2013 @ 14:30:16

      Thanks, Cindy. I have been thinking about this and have decided to take a few and attach them to cards with scrap booking supplies to make OOAK notecards to sell. I think some of the iris ones would be nice not to punch holes into. I need more blank cards in my shop so I might be able to kill two birds with one stone. I bought what I needed today so maybe tomorrow I’ll post a few pics.


  3. northpenninegallery
    Feb 21, 2013 @ 15:30:36

    These are great.


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