Tuesday, 2 June 2009

ACEOs - Oh, Oh!!

The penny finally dropped at the weekend at what ACEOs are all about. I'd seen them listed on Etsy, but didn't really pay them much attention and was a bit befuddled about their purpose. After receiving some blank ACEOs in the post, I realised the reference to 'trading cards' and could understand their collectable nature.

Before I go any further ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. The only stipulation is that they are artworks of 2.5" x 3.5" in size - miniature art basically. After a brief foray on Etsy, I decided I had to order a couple to start off my new-found collection of affordable artwork. I'm planning to store my ACEOs in a nice decorative box so that I can browse through them at any time - like having a little tour around an Art Gallery, without having to leave home! My own little stash of art work - all mine - Muhahaha!! Enough of the evil laughter, I'd better sell these 'beach-balls' below which I eventually completed yesterday, if I'm going to fund my new hobby!

P.S. You can buy ACEOs for as little as £4 ($6) upwards to £20($35) or more (try Etsy), depending upon the artist, intricacy of the piece, quality of artwork, etc. They are available in all mediums - oil, watercolour, textile, embroidery, mixed media, etc. Also limited edition prints, which I personally don't find so appealing. (ACEO producers can correct me on any of this info if it's not quite right!)

P.P.S. That nice lady from Cuteable has a lovely blog specifically about ACEOs here! What a lovely idea they are and quite kind to your wallet too - affordable original art, what's not to love!! I'd better get crafting!

6 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

careful, you might end up with dozens of boxes full of cards ;)

Swirlyarts said...

The balls are fabulous and be very careful as ACEO's are addictive to make and very addictive to collect!

Tweed Delights said...

Now I'm getting nervous, what have I got myself into? - hehe :)!

theothermousie said...

Mmm, I keep thinking about ACEOs too -bit worried about the addiction bit though!! x

janet said...

How do get those beachballs so perfectly round...fab! I think the photo alone is wonderful. Bravo to your creativity.

Tweed Delights said...

Thankyou - the 'beach balls' take a whole lot of stuffing!!