If you don’t know what an ACEO is, here is the accepted definition.

ACEO is the acronym of Art Cards Editions and Originals, and originated in 2004, when Lisa Luree began selling art cards on Ebay. Today, they are so popular that some art stores carry blank art cards for artists. ACEO is an art movement which has started on eBay and it’s a great way for art lovers to buy affordable art. For sure ACEO is a highly collected art item what you can see on Ebay.
The difference between miniatures and ACEO is size. While miniatures can have any small size, ACEO can get the standard size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches, only! NOT ACEO if another size

Ball in sea 500

How to Create an ACEO Art Card?

The only real rule to creating an ACEO is the dimensions – 2.5 X 3.5 inches. Other than that, the sky is the limit to the possibilities. Art cards generally should not be flimsy, such as on thin paper. Create them on bristol paper, bristol board, or anything that is sturdy.

The only difference between an ATC artist trading card and an ACEO is that the ACEO’s are for sale – ATC’s are not. The art card can be a print edition or original and can be done in any 2-D medium, including watercolor, oil, acrylic, gouache, pencil crayons, markers, mixed media, digital art, photography, etc. ACEO’s can also be a great way for those who cannot afford expensive pieces to easily collect work of emerging and established artists at affordable prices.


What should you include on your ACEO?

Usually, on the front of art card artists place their initials but some of them write thin signature or art name

On the back of the ACEO you should place:

  1. If you have a title, include it first
  2. Your full name with hand written signature
  3. The date
  4. Number of copy ( if it printed edition )
  5. Mediums used in the ACEO or trading card
  6. Your location – City and country.
  7. Contact information – Include as much as you are comfortable with here, including a phone number and email.
  8. Artist website
  9. Ebay, Etsy, etc. link where you sell more art cards and larger artworks

Let's have fun 🙂 Enjoy