ACEO & Art -

Original ACEO and Art Cards, postcard art, canvas and collages with a Vintage inspired style.

What is an ACEO?

ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. They are little works of art in any media with one rule - they must measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches (63 x 89mm).

The history of the ACEO:

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) have become increasingly popular since the 1990s. They were invented to be the same size as American baseball trading cards and can therefore be collected and displayed in card-collector folders. ATCs differ from ACEOs in that they are only made to trade between artists. That's great if you happen to be an artist, but the "general public" wanted to start collecting - so ACEOs were born!
The small size makes an easily collectable and affordable way to own a mini piece of art, whether it be a print or an original. Cards should be signed and dated on the back by the artist.

So what can you do with an ACEO?

Some people like to collect them as you would trading cards and keep them in specially designed albums or photo albums, or their small size makes them ideal for framing and hanging in a group on your wall, either in invividual frames or in montage frames which have spaces for several pictures.

Most of my stamped art uses rubber stamps made by Tim Holtz, Crafty Individuals, Paper Artsy, Lost Coast Designs and Sam Poole.

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