I am having so much fun making and looking at these ACEOs that I am making. Art Cards Editions and Originals are a 2.5 x 3.5 ” piece of art. Artists originally developed then as ATCs (Art Trading Cards) to share with each other. Then someone realized that is it a way for anyone to be able to own a piece of work by an artist – and collect them – in an affordable way.
Morning of Peace, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
For years I have bought greeting cards by various artists and have saved them – to be able to look at and admire them …. and be inspired. I don’t know many other people who do that – but I love to look at art – in a manageable way. So, I am pretty psyched to have discovered this new (to me) genre.
At first I was hesitant, but tried them anyway … and now I am hooked! Other artists at Etsy were very generous with helping know how they made their ACEOs. So that helped me decide exactly how I want mine to look. I put the painting (or print) in an archival sleeve and then put that into a hard sleeve to protect them.
I have been making them for the fair this weekend (by the way we are now ready) and I want one of each. It is fun to be enjoying them so much!! And I have gotten excellent feedback from the people who have gotten them.
Any of my images on this blog or my site I am glad to make into an ACEO edition (print) for $6 plus shipping and handling. (Shipping and handling is $.50 for the US, $1 for Canada and Australia and $1.50 for other places.) If you want 3, you can get them for $15 plus shipping and handling. I can accept PayPal.
If you want to check them out in my Etsy Shop, please do. There are also lots and lots of fantastic artists who sell there. Thank you for indulging my sharing this new passion!!
~ Diane Clancy