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Coco26

Coco26
Date Joined: June 4, 2009
Last Online: November 16, 2017
Birthday: January 28
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a jack of all trades and a master of nothing! I paint, draw, cut, color, collage, sculpt, and decorate.

I'm a scientist, a thinker, a dreamer, a pragmatist, a cynic, an optimist, and am finally confident enough to say.. I am an ARTIST!

Favorite Crafts

I love love LOVE to collage! I typically work on canvas or upcycle found substrates for larger pieces (anything up to 3 or 4 feet) but I'm also a big fan of art journaling, artist trading cards, & funky mail art. Cut it! Paste it! Paint it! That's my motto :)

I love to use a variety of techniques and am always looking for new ways to learn and experiment.

I love to explore the darker, macabre, morbid, and just creepier side of things and juxtapose them with items of beauty.

I incorporate science into almost all of my artwork through technical drawings, schematics, vintage biological illustrations, macro photography, and human/animal anatomical illustrations.

WISH LIST

  • Images of the human body contorted into any variety of beautiful ways (mostly black and white) - dancers, circus folk, etc.

    • Glazes or glazing mediums
  • Vintage papers/book pages

  • Foreign language papers/book pages

  • Stencils

    • Alcohol markers, paint pens, watercolor pencils/pens/markers (new or used, as long as they still have some life left in them)

    • An alcohol blending marker!

    • Applicators and blenders for inks, chalks, and accenting mediums

    • Spray inks

    • Antique medical, dental, veterinary, or biology images, advertisements, or ephemera

    • RUB-ONS!! I absolutely love the Basic Grey Olio's but they must have stopped making these

    • Alice in wonderland-esque supplies (just not playing cards - I already have every size, shape, color, and theme imaginable)

    • Transparencies and transparent images

    • Embossing powders

    • For all you die-cutting machine addicts... I make art with layer upon layer upon layer! I would love handfuls of paper die-cuts in swirly shapes, silhouettes (people or plants), outlines of various geometric shapes, lacy papers, flowers, and again... lots of swirly shapes! :) I use them for background texture. Paper doilies are so thin though that they're practically useless for my needs.

  • I would love love LOVE small toys/figurines (like the ones from Happy Meals) or stickers of vintage 80's or 90's cartoons: Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers, Duck Tales, Gummi Bears, Tailspin, Gremlins, Ghostbusters, Tiny Toons, Pinky & the Brain, The Simpsons, etc.

Favorite Stickers

The types of stickers I like and use the most are ones that I can easily incorporate into collages or are just plain funky and cool :)

Design elements

Stickers on clear backing

Swirls, whorls, abstract shapes

Mushrooms!!

Anything you might expect in a Tim Burton movie (the odd and unusual)

Vintage stickers from the 80's and early 90's!!! I love cartoons from this era

Pretty much anything except preschool age kiddie stickers or superhero stickers.

Dislikes/ No Thank you!!

Scrapbooking phrase/word/title stickers

Brads, eyelets, or ribbons

Letter stickers (I have a huge tupperware box of them!)

Cutesy, country kitsch - little girls with bonnets/roosters/buckets of flowers/geese - you know what I mean

Candy wrappers/food wrappers

I don't use buttons. I don't like buttons. Please don't send buttons

Used postage

I really don't care for tea or hot cocoa. But I'd never say no to real chocolate!

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks!I'm over the Moon with your package!
tangerine rated for Send 10 Things Swap #5 on Nov 16, 2017
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Comment: OMG what an awesome package of goodies! I love it all, and especially the stamps and the transparencies and the bird stickers are just WONDERFUL! Thanks!!
letterloveblog rated for Send 10 Things Swap #5 on Nov 16, 2017
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Comment: Wow!! Thank you so much for the great package! I loved absolutely everything you sent :)
Christine6035 rated for 20 stickers x2 #3 on Nov 13, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great stickers!!!
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Comment: Love it all, Courtney. Thanks for reading my profile. Wish I could give you another heart.
kssunlover1947 rated for 5 Sticker Sheet Swap 2 USA on Nov 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the Stickers and extras. I will always like elephant stickers no matter if they are cartoon or what.
skydancer rated for CC: Monochrome ATC-Orange on Nov 7, 2017
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Comment: I really love this ATC! It is so wonderfully bright and well crafted. Thank you. The envie is also great, and thanks much for all the interesting extras you sent.
Tinker60 rated for Clean Out The Stash - 2 on Nov 7, 2017
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Comment: Wow - I feel like I hit the jackpot by you cleaning out your stash --- what a great selection of PCs you chose. Thank you so very much and hope to see you in future swaps ~~
jenlovespsu rated for 10 Sticker Sheet Swap 1 USA on Nov 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun stickers! :)
candybeads rated for Envelope of Stickers #6 (USA) on Nov 5, 2017
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Comment: Thanks a lot. So cute
bjmonroe rated for CC: Sender's Choice October 2017 on Nov 5, 2017
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Comment: Beautiful postcard, thank you. As for a name, I did some research. I decided that her name is Kiku after a Japanese flower the blooms in the Fall. Hope you like her name!
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Comment: Thank you for the vintage craft supply. I like the squared stickers a lot!
marija rated for 3 sticker sheet swap 10-13 on Nov 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, Mary
graciepie49 rated for CC: Exquisite Corpse postcard on Oct 31, 2017
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Comment: Hi Courtney :-) . . . . First time having you for a swap partner, so Howdy! . . . Your Exquisite Corpse postcard is fabulous! Such well coordinated elements, and I like how you outlined the overall shape. I love the background a lot! I hope we'll be swap partners again sometime. Thanks for a great swap :-) . . . PS: I love synchronous irony.
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Comment: Thanks for the stellar envelope packed with lots of inspiring bits and pieces! Hope my envelope arrives soon !
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Comment: Yowza Batgirl! What a great swap partner! Love the ads, vintage ephemera, PC's, and Tarot card. Love the old photos even more. But your decorated envelope is the BEST of all! Thanks
LouiseW rated for EJ: Ephemera in a Decorated Envie #5 on Oct 27, 2017
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Comment: What a fantastic envie! The decoration and contents were outstanding, thank you so much, I can't wait to use some of them!!
mylove4craft rated for Vintage Ephemera Envie on Oct 27, 2017
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Comment: Wow, everything you sent is so amazing! I am still in awe! I want to hear more about this urban exploring you do! Thank you so much!
Frithsrah rated for 4 sticker sheets 10-8 on Oct 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! That season opener of TWD was a blast! haha Happy Halloween!
snickerdoodle21 rated for MMPC - Handmade Envies - USA on Oct 21, 2017
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Comment: They are addicting to make! I need to write more just to be able to use them! Thanks so much!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 405 62 66
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Comments

thegrantgirl on Oct 11, 2017:

Oh. My. Gosh. Thank you so much for the RAK! How awesome to get a truly random bit of amazing happy mail! As soon as I saw the envelope I was all googly-eyed! I recognized some of the stickers! :) I loved it all! You totally made my week. #forreal If the envelope is any slight indication of the collage work you do, then wow, it's got to be stunning. Thank you again!!!!

madhatter76 on Apr 28, 2012:

Hope youre having a great weekend!

anrtist on Apr 22, 2012:

i meant painting swap!!! ;-)

anrtist on Apr 22, 2012:

hey, thanx for joining the 1POSH ART GROUP! I also have a public paining swap going, just look under swaps i am hosting ;-) Blessings, cc

RebeccaLynn on Mar 16, 2012:

Thank you a million times over for the lovely stickers you sent! Thank you for angeling for the Nifty 150 Stickers swap. And thank you for the postcard and the sweet note. To answer your question, no, the experience with the flaker did not scare me away from swapbot, but it's made me less naive, and more careful for when I host swaps. :) Question for you: are you a lefty? I ask because of your handwriting. I'm a lefty.

naturenerd3 on Feb 20, 2012:

I can't remember if I thanked you for the C+P postcards so sorry if this is a double message! I really like the card you made. It's fun to see how you used the supplies. Thanks again!!

HannahsMommy07 on Feb 14, 2012:

I'm glad you got it and liked it! I would love to do a swap with you sometime ... let me know:>

Margothecat on Jan 30, 2012:

Thank you so much for Angeling the Nifty 150 sticker swap - some of those stickers are just gorgeous! Never seen anything like them. Thanks again!

Kessie on Sep 13, 2011:

Hey, I just got the postcard you made from the 'Supply Chain' materials I sent you - It's exactly the type of slghtly creepy, surreal image that I love, and I have it up on my wall now! I do have some little metallic brads that I might use for the screwholes of the escutcheon (what a great word!) - but for now I think I would feel too guilty messing about with someone else's creation!

17Papergoddess on Sep 1, 2011:

would you like to do a private swap to unload some of your buttons?

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