ACEO’s are Fun!
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
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This is beautiful Diane, very peaceful indeed!
I have often bought cards, etc, just to admire them! Im glad to hear that its not just me!
Your ACEO’s will be great for your fair!
Wow! Another thing in common! I did collect other artists’ greeting cards for the same purposes as you. I did tons of aceos and sent them to Rima (maybe they will be up soon). The archival envelopes are a great idea. Thanks!!! I will visit your etsy store now. Hugs, my friend 🙂
I am glad you are still here making beautiful things. When my ship comes in, and I have a credit card, I will know where to spend the money. How are you Diane? Is life treating you well? Is art still the greatest? I think it must be, looking at you site and everything. I have been away too long and promise to stop by more often. Cheerio! Take care.
Great that you are being so productive! This is a nice peaceful image, and I think that pink is the most relaxing and soothing of colours.
Hi Nicola, Thank you … and I am glad to hear you buy cards too to look at.
Hi Neda, Cool that you collect cards too … they are just so inspiring!! I am eager to see your ACEOs!
Hi Irene, thank you so much for coming by! It is very nice to see you! I hope your ship comes in soon … especially for your sake. I am ok … and I hope you are too!!
Hi Beverly, Thank you! I love pink too …
Hi Diane, great to see you do ATC’s as well. I make them on and off and have collected quite a few! I guess it is not hard to progress from larger collages to the ATC’s once you have your head around the size and how that limits the colours and amount of detail etc you can use!
Hi Lisa, for the originals, I am still having trouble getting my”head around the size and how that limits the colours and amount of detail etc you can use!” That is for sure … but I am eager to do it … probably more by Jan.
Thank you, Diane