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One of the fun things I made myself was blank ACEO cardstock for artists. (ACEO stands for art card edition or original, and indicates artwork that is exactly 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Highly collectible, and great for media experimentation and quick sketching.)

I bought a stack cutter and a heavy-grade die punch that cut 2.5 x 3.5, with lovely radiused corners, stocked up on various art papers, and provided oddball kinds of specialty paper that were perfectly cut for art cards. It's a little time-consuming to do the punching, but the radiused corners are really cool looking. I also can do hard corners on my stack-cutter, which is WAY easier, but not quite as awesome. I kept this equipment, and I have some of this stock left! If there is enough interest, I may keep two or three kinds of paper in stock and start offering them generally for sale again. The rest of this stuff I consider leftover, so it's gotta go, too!

Japanese Sketch Paper: http://www.dickblick.com/products/yasutomo-japanese-sketch-paper-pads/
This was a 9x12 pack, but the end has been chopped off, so it's now 9x8. You can have what's left, uncut, for $4. I will chop it into ACEOs (~288) for $10. Punchcut will be $35. (1 available)

Stonehenge drawing paper. http://www.dickblick.com/products/stonehenge-drawing-paper-pads/
Uncut 9x12 pad with 1 or 2 sheets missing off the back: $5. Cut into ACEOs (~90 cards): $12. Punchcut for $35. (1 available)

Japanese Rice Paper: http://www.dickblick.com/products/yasutomo-japanese-rice-paper-sheets/
Unopened pack of 100 sheets, 9.5 x 13 inches. Uncut, $4 - but it's large, so will require a minimum of medium flat rate box. Cut into ACEOs (~900 cards): $15. Punchcut for $35.

Strathmore Bristol, 300 series. I have smooth and vellum! 150 cards for $15 cut, $35 punched. I will probably not carry this again, because Strathmore wised up and started offering this size themselves.

Fredrix fine grain gessoed canvas. 50 cards for $12 cut, $30 punched. (I only have three available!)

Arches Hotpress, 140. 50 cards for $15 cut, $30 punched.

Arches Coldpress 140. 50 cards for $15 cut, $30 punched.

Arches Coldpress 300. 45 cards for $20 cut, $40 punched (this is a one-card-at-a-time process, and hard on the wrists!) (only 2 available)

Mi-Tientes colored paper, the assorted colors collection. 100 cards, $10 cut, $35 punched. (I only have 4 available)

Scratchboard: white, gold or silver: 50 cards, $5 cut. $25 punched.

Crazy miscellaneous pack: 100 cards, $10 cut, $35 punched.

And... I haven't done a drawing for a while, so anyone who comments here (OR at the Facebook mirror) is entered to win 50 miscellaneous cut blank ACEOs. No purchase necessary.

Master page of all specials and deals is here! Bundles still available! http://ellenmillion.livejournal.com/1403112.html



( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 24th, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
This is a really interesting offer, buuut a bit too much for me.
So I'd like to enter in the drawing and cross my fingers. :D
Oct. 24th, 2013 08:12 pm (UTC)
man, I want a die-cut thingy like that.But probably not worth the investment or me. So, just entering the drawing, pls. :)
Oct. 24th, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
I love all the ACEO papers I got back in our trade. The different papers were really fun to experiment with! :D

Our finances are currently tapped out or I'd be on this in a minute. :) I'll poke you around the end of the year to see if you still have some in stock, as I should have some sort of birthday funds. ;)

I do think that you might want to offer some for sale. So many people I know are into ACEO drawing, I know they'd love seeing the paper selection!

Would it be okay to link to your facebook post on Tumblr, get a few people to look at this awesomeness, or are you keeping it to a small group of people for the moment being? :)
Oct. 24th, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, certainly feel free to spread it about!

I suspect I will have some left at the end of the year. :) :)
Oct. 24th, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
Pretty sure I'm ending up with a medium box anyway, no? So I'll take the rice paper uncut, if it's still available!
Oct. 24th, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
Yours! :)
Oct. 24th, 2013 09:42 pm (UTC)
Pretty paper is always tempting, but I suspect I'd stash it rather than use it. :-/
Oct. 24th, 2013 10:03 pm (UTC)
Dang I see someone called the Rice Paper, but I have a list - all Cut not punched:

Mi-Tientes Assorted ($10)
Scratchboard White ($5)
Scratchboard Gold ($5)
Scratchboard Silver ($5)
Two Misc packs ($20)
Arches Hotpress ($15)

Shipping to Texas!
Jenny Heidewald
Oct. 24th, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
Aiiieee! ACEO papers, my weakness! :D I hate cutting them myself because my cutter cuts crooked at times. Drives me nuts. I looove your punch, I thought it was just a punch though and not a die cut!

Here is my list, all cut please(love the punch, but am miser *haha*):

1 Fredrix canvas -$12
1 Arches Hotpress - $15
1 Mi-Tientes Assorted -$10
2 Scratchboard White - $10
1 Crazy Misc pack - $10
Lookit what you can do with white scratchboard:

BTW, I shared on the FB fantasy group, and my art page. :)

*checks list obsessively* No, no, gotta be good, or I'll have paper coming out of my ears! :D
Oct. 25th, 2013 07:22 pm (UTC)
this is an awesome giveaway ellen love to enter :)
Ava Schwark
Oct. 25th, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
I hope I am not too late to enter the drawing!! If, you plan to sell them again, I would be interest. Cutting aceos is a pain and I would rather buy them. >.>
Mayumi Ogihara
Oct. 25th, 2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
I'd love to enter the draw :)
Oct. 26th, 2013 05:37 pm (UTC)
I followed an LJ link here:


I've been doing more electronic artwork than hand-rendered recently, and must think about using this card format, should I win your drawing :>
Oct. 27th, 2013 02:46 am (UTC)
I would like to enter the drawing.
Oct. 29th, 2013 10:52 pm (UTC)
I'll comment for the drawing! I could get lucky!

Where did you get the punch?
Nov. 7th, 2013 01:42 am (UTC)
I got the punch on eBay, of all places!
Oct. 31st, 2013 03:01 am (UTC)
I'm definitely wanting to be in on the drawing! I'll want to order some too, though I'm pondering what...

What colors are in the Mi-Tientes pack? Also, what paper and weight would work best if I were to set aside a pack to make something like a set of divining cards? (I don't suppose the punch came with a round setting...)

Please reserve me a gessoed canvas and a crazy pack, both punched.

Edited at 2013-10-31 03:26 am (UTC)
Nov. 7th, 2013 01:45 am (UTC)
Canvas and misc pack both reserved for you!

Alas, no, the punch didn't come with a round setting. I can make square cards - I just got a corner rounder that will work with any size. (But it would still have straight edges!) So I could make some 3" squares for you with 1/4" rounded corners.

For divining cards... I think probably the arches hot press as the heaviest smooth stock. The coldpress 300 is super heavy, but has a very rough surface.
Nov. 7th, 2013 03:35 am (UTC)
Hm...how much better would that be than the Bristol? The price difference is significant.

I will think about square, but will probably go with ACEO size as more versatile, if I can't get rounds. It would be cool to do Torn World divining disks, but square doesn't seem right for that, and the ACEO size is more versatile.

Also, sometime when I'm online, let's talk about my website. :-D
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