Thursday, February 24, 2011

The art of aceos - new and improved!

I've been working on improving my ACEO cards. I have always printed them on 4x6 paper to allow me to mat them for shows. Many people at art shows I attend do not know what aceos are, or the shows require that I display prints in mats. So until now I trimmed them down for customers who requested it.

Slavic costume girl ACEO print/card

I recently learned that the cards will fit in trading card sleeves, even with a tiny border included. All new cards will be trimmed and mounted on heavy archival watercolor paper. The thickness gives card a really nice feeling.

ACEO card close up

You can still find them untrimmed and matted at any of the shows I do, or if you'd like to use a larger frame simply request "untrimmed" with your order.

Matted ACEO - it's not art without a kitty.

Here are a few ACEO cards made from details of larger fantasy paintings that are now available. All my available ACEOs are listed here.

ACEO prints

If you don't know what an aceo is, you can find more information at

"ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions and Originals". These cards have one main rule - they are 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches - the size of a trading card."

ACEO Art cards can be open or limited edition prints, or original paintings and drawings. The only rule is that they should be 2.5x3.5 inches in size. They will fit in tiny wallet size photo frames, trading card sleeves or collectable card binder pages. Art cards can be displayed as a group in one frame or group of small frames on a wall, kept in a wallet, used as a bookmark or traded with friends.


AJ said...

Love the artistic pictures of your ACEOs, especially the first one with the brushes in the background :)

Meredith said...

Thanks! I got access to a really nice DSLR and am having lots of fun with that. I couldn't help putting a kitty in the background too.

Elizabeth McClung said...

I like the ACEO's. I was not familiar with them until now.