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Once again I am being asked....what is an aceo

I am often asked “What is an aceo?“
So again I will give a small explanation.
ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals.
An aceo is a miniature painting or drawing or artwork, that MUST measure 2.5” x 3.5”.
The concept was started in the US , when an artist who was struggling to sell his work realised that it wasn’t because people didn’t want them, it was because they didn’t have enough wall space to hang any more larger paintings. He came up with the idea that if he could paint miniatures, people could collect them and display them in photo albums…just like people collect football cards.
The idea quickly caught on and thousands of people started collecting.
Today, People all over the world have many hundreds in their collections of these tiny artworks.
A way to collect art at reasonable prices without worrying about where to put them.
ATC’s are in effect the same thing except that ATC’s (artist trading cards) are made to be swapped and not sold…apart from that, there is no difference.
SO…can we tempt you to start a collection?..or join us in making some aceo’s?
If you have any aceo’s to show, please share them on this thread.
I have many of them in my folksy shop…here is one of them and if any other artists want to show their aceos, please add them to this thread.


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Thanks for the explanation! I always wondered what a aceo meant but never dared to ask! :blush:

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Thanks Brenda for starting this thread. I like to work in series and I have two series of ACEOs for sale. One is crayon drawings, an example shown here.

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And my other series is based on a trip to Australia: https://folksy.com/items/7458518-Fitzroy-Falls-NSW-Australia

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Lovely work everyone…keep showing what you make.
If we keep showing them, then we might encourage people to start collecting them

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Great idea to have an aceo thread Brenda @teabreaks

One of my floral aceo’s;
https://folksy.com/items/7470657-Original-Watercolour-ACEO-Flower-Basket-3-5-inches-x-2-5-inches-

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Years ago Tina @DaisyWings we had a special thread for aceos but then decided to combine it with all other art and somehow, the aceos got lost along the way…so keep showing your aceos…I have over 60 in my shop, so I can easily keep it going but might need your help…lol

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that is lovely…is it a wagtail?..we often get a pair of them in our garden…
Please keep showing your aceos, so that people get to know what they are…
Here is another one from me
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Yes it is a little Pied Wagtail, they are so cute with their ever bobbing tails!

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Here’s another one from me! Happy to add more ACEO’s to this thread. :slight_smile:

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my aceo today is a fantasy one with glitter
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https://folksy.com/items/7528075-original-art-aceo-fantasy-painting-ref-F-220-

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Jelly fish

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I will Brenda, I’ll have to do some more :slight_smile:

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Lavender;
https://folksy.com/items/7278666-Original-Watercolour-ACEO-Lavender-

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another little Aceo to keep it going

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well done everyone …great work
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What a lovely idea Brenda. Here’s one of mine.
Ice Cream Cone with Flake