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"Macks" Recent Artwork

This page contains a variety of art including Artist Trading Cards, 4x4 Art Squares, Assemblage Art etc. What you will find here are my most current pieces. ENJOY!!

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A Pretty Pink Dress - 4 x 4 mixed media collage.

I was intrigued by a old pink dress clip I found in a magazine. I covered the entire background with a page from an antique textbook page. The 2 little French soap labels were perfect additions, some ribbon and a vintage button, and finally a final glaze with gloss decoupage medium mixed with a touch of metallic gold paint.

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Lilac Dreams - 4 x 4 mixed media collage.

A just for fun piece. I loved the image of the old house and liked the contrast of the flowers with the greens. background is printed scrapbook paper on a chipboard canvas. Images are all magazine clips.

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Aztec Princess. Mixed media collage on art board.

For this piece I used a scrap of masonite covered with printed scrapbook paper. I then matted and added my favorite image from the Images of the Feminine collage sheet - this sheet is from my original photos taken in Mexico. I then added bits of matching scrapbook papers and 2 bone beads with turquoise beads added with jewelry glue. Finally the entire piece was sealed with a clear gloss decoupage medium.

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Artist Trading Card.

I used a matt board ATC canvas and covered with printed scrapbook paper. Image of woman in hat is from the 1950's hat ladies collage sheet on Fabrik-Paper which is slightly translucent. I then added a bit of lace to the bottom and a shell bean with a fiber thru it.

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Artist Trading Card.

I used a matt board ATC canvas and covered with printed scrapbook paper. Images are from the Mardi Gras #3 and Vintage Children Images #3 collage sheets. I ran a fine line of glue across the top and added some fur style fibers to give this card a whispy curtain.

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"at the edge of the mist "

7 x 10 inch collage, mixed media done on a recycled book cover that was layered with paint, old text pages and gel medium, images are magazine clips. Silver lace is a floral trim that I embedded in the gell medium..

 

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Artist Trading card Asian Chinese Children

Artist Trading card Asian Chinese Children

Artist Trading Cards with vintage children's books illustrations from the Children of China and Japan Collage Sheet

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Artist Trading card Asian Chinese Children

Artist Trading card Asian Chinese Children

Artist Trading Cards with vintage images from Flower Ladies collage sheets.

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Art Deco Style Artist Trading Card.

I used a matt board ATC canvas and covered it with one of the floral backgrounds from the Art Deco #3 collage sheet. I then glued the poster image from the French Art Deco collage sheet to a muted background piece of scrapbook paper that I edged with metallic gold paint. This I then glued to the ATC. I overlaid the 2 corners with a soft metallic lace (floral supply) I covered the are for the lace first with a coat of gloss medium and laid the lace into the wet medium, waited until it had dryed and added another coat over the lace to secure it firmly.

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Valentine ATCs - both these cards use images from the Cupids Valentine Collage Sheet

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"Fairy Square"

4x4 Art square on matt board. I first covered the matt board using the wrapped background technique with the green floral scrapbook paper then using deckle edge scissors I cut a strip from another scrapbook paper than had the fancy writing, glued that down and added the image from the Vintage Opera cards collage sheet and the wing from the Black on Tan wings #2 transparency sheet. I edged the 4x4 piece with cording. I then took the same script paper and covered a 5x5 masonite board and mounted the 4x4 on it.

 

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"Christmas Morning"

4x4 Art square on matt board. I first covered the matt board using the wrapped background technique with a scrap book art paper with an old ledger background, then used a magazine clip for the left edge. The image of the little girl is on vellum from the Vintage Photos of Children #2 collage sheet. Finished off with a cut out stamped image from Art by Moonlight and a bit of fiber on the right.

 

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Oversize Tag using an image from the Italian Scrap Valentines collage sheet.

I covered the tag with a script print scrapbook paper, Gingham heart is from a Sommerset art paper and the little girl with her wagon of valentines is from a Bmuse collage image sheet.

 

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"the Birds and the Bee"

8x10 inch mixed media collage on book board.

This is a colage I made using a old book cover covered with a large piece of background patterened scrapbook paper. The paper had an aged look which I added to with a grey ink and some Fresco Cream Golden Glaze. The bird images are from the Songbirds and Eggs collage sheet the calendar in the cornor is from the ATC collection paper pack and the bee is a great magazine clip I found. The round calendar stamp is from an unknown vendor the "aspire to be" stamp is from Inkadinkadoo.

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Oversize Tag using an image from the Collage Art Dolls image sheet.

Tag was first stamped with a leaf background stamp then aged with Distress inks. Heart image is from a Sommerset Art paper, lady with rose hat is from the Bmuse Collage Art Dolls image sheet. Tag was finished with a ribbon and an antique button attached with a glue dot.

 

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Collage on 4x6 masonite art board.

The art board was first covered with a piece of printed art paper. Then the image from the Antique Cookbook Covers collage sheets and a spice cake recipe from a vintage cookbook. Covered entire collage with a decoupage sealer varnish and added the real buttons with a glue dots.

 

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collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
Vintage Paris Fashions Artist Trading Cards. Both of these ATCs use images from the Vintage Paris Fasions collage sheet series. Other images are from scrapbook papers and books.

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Magazine Collage Paper Art Dolls I did on vacation.

Desperate for some art time and with only a couple magazines, scissors, glue stick and some watercolor stock I created these in the hotel room in Mexico.

There is now a new collage sheet of these dolls - Collage Art Dolls on the Altered Fashion collage sheets page.

 

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Magazine Collage Paper Art Dolls I did when I returned from vacation.

They were just too fun to stop making them.

There is now a new collage sheet of these dolls - Collage Art Dolls on the Altered Fashion collage sheets page.

 

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Small wall hanging. Collage on masonite art board.

The art board was first covered with a piece of printed scrapbook paper. The seed box image is from the Spring Planting collage sheets. The flower pots are from a magazine clip. I then added fabric daisies and tiny buttons for centers.

 

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Collage on 4x6 masonite art board.

The art board was first covered with a piece of printed scrapbook paper. Then the image from the 1901 Catalog Pages collage sheets. I then added the flower and butterfly image clipped from a magazine. Covered entire collage with a decoupage sealer varnish and added the real button with a glue dot.

 

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Collage on 5x5 masonite art board.

The art board was first covered with a piece of printed scrapbook paper. Then the image from the 1901 Catalog Pages collage sheets. I then added the ruler and small corner buttons from other sheets of printed scrapbook paper. Covered entire collage with a decoupage sealer varnish and added the real button with a glue dot.

 

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Collage on 5x5 masonite art board.

The art board was first covered with a textured handmade paper lightly gilded with gold acrylic paint.

The Image of the Japanese woman is from Japanese Art Collage Sheet #2. Tag is from scrapbook paper sand flowers are cut from Origami Paper.

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Collage on 4x6 masonite art board.

The art board was first covered with a textured Japanese book cloth which I stained badly in doing this with glue - I "fixed" this by staining the entire surface with gold acrylic paint which produced a aged look.

The Image of the Japanese woman is from Japanese Art Collage Sheet #1. Text frame and lotus flower are from scrapbook papers. The wrapped fiber embellishement uses several fibers together found on the Art Fibers page.

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4x4 fat little book page vintage decor

"Decorator's Time Card " 3 1/4x8 1/2 inch collage on a standard timecard. I first mounted the time card onto watercolor stock to make a sturdier canvas. Then used Distress Inks (Ranger) to add an aged look. I used magazine images, as well as images from the Slutry Ladies Collage Sheet, the cotton flower is from the Cotton and Corn Collage sheet and the furniture images are from Black on Tan Furnishings series found on the Architechture and Furnishings collage sheet page. I then added some old lace, vintage buttons and flag fiber.

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4x4 fat little book page vintage decor

"Decorator's Notebook" 4x4 collage on matte board. I used an old journal page, colorized and aged with color pencils, magazine images, old buttons and misc. fibers. the furniture image is from Black on Tan Furnishings series found on the Architechture and Furnishings collage sheet page.

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"Serenity." All images are magazine clips, further embellished small buttons and mulberry paper. 4x4 collage on matt board.

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"The elders said that she would come each year and bring the flowers to the woodlands." All images are magazine clips, further embellished with micro beads and bead strand. 5x5 collage on masonite art board.

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4x4 collage mounted on a 5x5 masonite art board covered with scrapbook paper. Balloon image is from the Hot Air Balloons collage sheet.

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2 collage ATCs that have been mounted onto a 4x6 Masonite Art Board covered with background paper. The balloons images are from the Hot Air Balloons collage sheets.

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Homemade Pies - ATC. Just a fun little card - using the Retro Signs Collage Sheet images.

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collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
2 Artist Trading Cards: Ms. Seashell and Jewels of the Beach. The main bathing beauty images on both sheets are from the Italian Bathing Beauties Collage Sheets. Other images are from scrapbook papers and books.

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Altered ATC egg
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4 ATCs from a bright and pretty mood:) All four Artist Trading Cards use images from the Cover Girls Collage Sheets.

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retro signs artist trading card

Vintage Floral ATC. Magazine images aged with gold paint.

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collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
These 2 ATCs will leave you with a mixed message:) On the left "Eat, Drink & be Merry and on the right a rather stern matron orders you out of the fridge. Both cards use scrapbook papers for backgrounds, images from the Retro Signs Collage sheets and found images.

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retro signs artist trading card

"Catfish Fashion" Artist Trading Card. This image of the catfish is one of my favorites from the Retro Signs Collage Sheets. Peeking from behind him (I think he stole her clothes) is an image from the Sultry Ladies Collage Sheets.

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Artist Trading Card sea images

"The Captain" An Artist Trading Card using a magazine background, an image from the Vintage Theatre Posters Collage Sheets and an old button I painted with gold metal paint.

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"Native White Man" Just a fun little 4x4 collage that happened - just couldn't resist using the image of the guy in his seaweed trunks. All found images from magazines and books.

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collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
2 Artist Trading Cards: Both with a soft peach theme. I used parts of book illustrations as the backgrounds and images from the Wistful Gaze Collage Sheets on Fabrik for the women and the small postcard image at the top of the card on the left is from the Letters from Afar collage sheet.

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"As you imagine so shall you become" original art card. Background of stained text page with an image from the Arts & Flowers collage sheet #3. Face is a magazine image.

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Artist Trading Card using the round watercolor tags as embellishments. These were "distressed" with several colors of ink using a sponge then stamped strung on a hand dyed ribbon fiber.

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2 magazine collage ATCs that have been mounted onto a 4x6 Masonite Art Board that I covered with and old text page that I had painted with sepia, green and gold paint.

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collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
These Artist Trading Cards are done as replicas of traditional Mexican Folk Art Spiritual Icons. Both images are from the 19th Century Mexican Folk Icons collage sheets.

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collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
2 Artist Trading Cards:For the background on both I used a large background stamp of Italian text stamped onto a old blank page from a book so that it had a soft aged looked - I further aged the background with soft warm earthtone inks with a small sponge. The main images are from the Art & Flowers Collage Sheet #1. Then added ribbon fibers and buttons.

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4x6 mixed media collage on masonite art board. This collage has a background of scrapbook paper, foreground images consist of old postage, magazine clips and images from the Vintage Gentlemen collage sheets and the Remember Me collage sheets by Catspaw Studios

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collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
2 Artist Trading Cards:both using magazine page pieces as backgrounds. Information on this technique can be found in the Techniques & Projects section of this website. The first card also uses an image from the Vintage Theater Posters collage sheet the second card the image of the older man is from the Vintage Gentlemen collage sheets.

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collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
2 Artist Trading Cards: the first one uses an image from the Costumes of the French Opera collage sheet with other found images. The second is done with a mix of old postage, Asian text pages, found images and ribbon fiber.

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Altered ATC egg
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And MORE Altered Eggs: These are essentialy ATC sized - 2.5 x 3.5 inches. I found the best base for these was the Water Color Stock ATCs - sturdy but still easy to cut out the egg shape. Images used from left to right: Sultry Ladies and Cigar Art collage sheet, the second egg uses magazine and book images, the third egg is another image from Sultry Ladies with a flag-style art fiber, and the forth egg uses magazine images with the little seed packet from the Spring Planting collage sheet.

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Altered ATC egg
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Altered Eggs: These are essentialy ATC sized - 2.5 x 3.5 inches. I found the best base for these was the Water Color Stock ATCs - sturdy but still easy to cut out the egg shape. Images used from left to right: Sultry Ladies collage sheet, and the last 3 images are from Cigar Art collage sheets.

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Altered ATC egg
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And more Altered Eggs: Images used from left to right: Cigar Art collage sheet, Sultry Ladies collage sheet, and the last 2 images are from Ladies Millinary #1 collage sheet.

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Spring Muse Art Doll. This doll was made using a variation on the pattern found in the Sommerset Workshop book, Pub. Stampington & Company. I used two pieces of 140# watercolor stock glued together for the body, a piece of soft handmade paper for an overall cover then added strips of handmade and printed papers. For the finishing touch I used a polymer clay face, buttons, and several art fibers found on Art Fibers by the Yard page.

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collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson artist trading card fish
An obsession with Fish:). These are four Artist Trading Cards I did using images from the Vintage Fish Prints collage sheet. In addition the first card uses a background image from the Antique Playing Cards collage sheet #2 and clips out of an the Old Map of Paris from French Ephemera collage sheet #3. The second card uses foreign text and printed scrapbook paper for a background. Third has a background of old maps. On the fourth card I used a vellum section from the Antique Map Assortment collage sheet over the tag. Both the third and fourth card use fibers available on the Art Fibers page.

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collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
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Its a Cat's Life! These are ATCs I did for a swap I am hosting. The main images are from 2 collage sheets that can be found on the Amimals collage sheets page:)

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collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
2 Artist Trading Cards: the first one uses an image from the My Home Town collage sheets with other found images. The second is on scrapbook paper background with an ad from the Vintage Postcards Ads collage sheet and woman is a found image from an old book.

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4x4 square art chicago

Art Square - Clown with circles. Done on 4x4 watercolor canvas. The background is a piece of old ledger paper.The main image is from the new Clowns and Jokers collage sheet. I used circles punched from a bright magazine page, fabric flower and button and gold netting.

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4x4 square art chicago

4x4 Mounted Art Square - "In a Jeweled Garden". Done on 4x4 matt board canvas. The background is composed of some scrapbook paper The main image is from the new French Art Deco Ad Posters collage sheet. Other images are cut from magazines. It is further embellished with a bit of ribbon and flower bead held on with a metal brad The entire 4x4 piece was then mounted onto a 5x5 masonite art board that was covered with a coordinating scrapbook paper.

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4x4 square art chicago

Art Square - Vintage French Theme. Done on 4x4 matt board canvas. The background is composed of some scrapbook paper and old French Text. The main image is from the new French Art Deco Ad Posters collage sheet. It is further embellished with bits of tumbed art glass and old postage.

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collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
3 new Artist Trading Cards: Done on Matt board ATC canvas. The first image uses a postage stamp over some embossed scrapbook paper and vintage map as well as one of the newer art fibers attached with a simple brass brad. The second ATC has a background of vintage music and images from Femme Fateles Collage sheets and the new Americana 18th Century ads collage sheet. The violin image was over stamped with a stamp from Time to Stamp.The third ATC also uses images from the Americana Ads sheet and another old vintage map.

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Artist Trading card with wall mount

This is an Artist Trading Card that I mounted on a small masonite strip that was stained with Distress Inks to match the colors on the ATC so that it could be used as a small wall hanging. The background of the ATC was a piece of patterened paper that I further distressed with inks, and a floral stamp by Art By Moonlight. To blend in the image of the woman from Catspaw Studios collage sheet I used a blender pen to soften the edges.

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4x4 square art chicago

Art Square "Vintage Chicago Travels." Done on 4x4 matt board canvas. Background is an old map of downtown Chicago with an image from See America First collage sheet. Further embellished with old buttons and art fiber.

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collage art chunky page by Rosalie Ackerson
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4 new Artist Trading Cards: Done on Matt board ATC canvas. Most images are from Bmuse Collage sheets - Stamp Credit for the overstamp image on the last card is from Lost Coast Designs.

 

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