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Coco26

Coco26
Date Joined: June 4, 2009
Last Online: March 6, 2018
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

CharlieChick86 rated for Ephemera pack swap: vintage on Mar 7, 2018
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Comment: Love these, already have a project in mind
adaywithmom rated for I Love Ephemera Swap! on Feb 21, 2018
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Comment: I love everything! What a really package. Thank you so much!
Kraftylady777 rated for 20 stickers x2 #3 on Feb 19, 2018
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Comment: thank you so much
JocysMom rated for SUSA - Send 5 Postcards on Feb 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fabulous swap and extras!
charophyta rated for Mega stickers on Feb 13, 2018
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Comment: Great stickers! More than expected! Especially love the crystals- where did u find those?
anna96 rated for Mega stickers on Feb 13, 2018
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Comment: What a beautiful card!!! I'm not sure I'll be able to part with it. =) There was a sticker on the outside envelope that I loved too, the Yes eye Can sticker. I carefully peeled it off and put it on my laptop. Thank you for an awesome swap!! xo
Rabbitfreedom rated for USAPC: Valentines Day Card on Feb 12, 2018
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Comment: Wow! What a delightful surprise to receive such a great swap, not just for the extra kit but for the amazing quality of the card you made! I am keeping this one for myself to save and display!! Maybe I'll try to make one for the hubby! Thanks so much!
Jsereg001 rated for Mega stickers on Feb 12, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome stickers!!
nolagirl rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 9, 2018
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Comment: Great stuff! Thanks!
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Comment: Such a great envelope! Love everything you sent!
AliCrafter rated for TIAZ: One Word Swap on Feb 5, 2018
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Comment: What fun waiting for me when I got home from the hospital! I love the monkey card and all the other goodies you sent. You found really great items for the one word swap C-R-I-S-P. The heart ribbon is beautiful and will be fun to use on a valentine card along with the "interesting elements." Thank you so very much.
pianoheart rated for HUGE Craft De-Stash #5 USA on Feb 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you :)
Saba rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! This was a great swap!
emeraldawn rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Jan 31, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for all the great items
SouthernBell rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Jan 29, 2018
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ayates rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Jan 29, 2018
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Comment: thank you for sending
Whimsy1 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Jan 28, 2018
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Comment: Thank u for all the goodies! Loved the envelope!
Elizabeth6277 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Jan 26, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you! :)
Ryleighsmom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Jan 26, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 448 62 66
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Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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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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