ACEO aka ATC

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ACEO or ATC – same thing different name. “Artist Trading Cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern baseball cards,

  • 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches (63 mm X 89 mm), small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets.
  • An offshoot of Artist Trading Cards are the “Art Cards, Editions and Originals” (ACEO). ACEOs originated when some artists began to create cards to sell, in addition to trading among themselves.“ Info from Wikipedia

Small works of art that are easy to swap. A friend has set herself the challenge of painting one every day for a year…I mentioned her here.

She painted this one for me.

She painted this one for me.

Here are a few ideas about how to display these mini masterpieces.

Decorate a bag.

Buy deck protector sleeves and add a magnet to the back or a matt to the front. These are clear sleeves. DON’T buy Ultra Pro sleeves, they have a holographic dot on the front of every sleeve.

Search Ebay or similar to purchase ready made matts. 

Some nice ideas in this Squidoo lens.

Again eBay has a range of display stuff for sale, from wooden pen pots to hinged frames. Just search for ‘ACEO frame.’

Muji have a great range of low cost great quality frames etc. Take a peek.

Also search Etsy, I have some custom made frames from this shop which are an affordable way to display postcards and such, (and Glenn is very helpful.)

  • Please let me know of any other links or ideas regarding displaying art cards. I know that collectors often store them in plastic folders in a ring binder or album…but I like to look at them. I also had a nice time today painting backgrounds for a few, they’re just the right size for me to tackle.

ACEOIf you created an art card, who would you send it to?

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