What are art trading cards or ACEOS?

I like to make art trading cards.  They are small pieces of art that you make in different  art mediums; ; painting, mixed media, clay, quilting, or stamping. They are little miniature canvases that reflect an artist’s work. There is only so much space in any home or office to display large pieces of art.  This is a small inexpensive way to have an extensive art collection.

Some people trade them with other artists, and some cards are sold to collectors.  The ones that are sold are called  ACEOs = Art Cards, Editions & Originals. . ACEO stands for ‘Art Cards, Editions and Originals’. . They are the size of a baseball trading card , 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. People collect them to create a small art gallery.  Holiday cards are especially treasured since you can put them out on small easels to make a holiday display that does not take up much room.

I put our Halloween, Christmas, Easter and 4th of July cards in my  home that I have collected from artists around the world. There are interesting stories that come with each card. My guests are always curious about the medium that the card is made from and where the artist lives.  I have over 250 cards in my collection.  I keep them in a binder like you would keep baseball cards.newcards_0002

peace aceo 2004 01 01_jane_0001morepic_0132Here is one that I made yesterday.  It is a simple mixed media collage called Peace.  The dove was part of a recycled Christmas card that I received last year from a dear friend.  I like to use old Christmas cards to make new art for the new holiday season.  This one will be on my mantel this year.

2 thoughts on “What are art trading cards or ACEOS?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s