Thursday, July 29, 2010
Making aceos trading cards
Making aceos ( art trading cards that you sell) is easy and fun. The only rule is that the finished sized needs to be 2.5 x 3.5 inches. You can make your card with any type of art. Aceos can be made into collages, watercolors, clay creations, photographs, fabrics and quilting. People collect these small pieces of art from artists all over the world. It is an inexpensive way to collect all types of art. They can be displayed on easels, in photo books, in baskets and on the walls of your office space. Some people collect themes like Christmas, Halloween, valentine's day, St. Patricks day or any holidays and then display them in a small group setting.
They are easy to make just get a piece of card stock that measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Make your art on it and then let it dry. You can spray your work with Krylon Triple-Thick Clear Glaze to protect it. You can put a certificate of authenticity on the back that says the name of the piece, the number of the edition, the artist's signature and your web site. Look at the photos that I have added to this blog message.
Then you can either sell your card or trade it with other artists. I have a collection of over 200 cards from artists all over the world. I keep them in a wooden box on my livingroom table for my visitors to look at. I also put up a small display in my office that features a theme like a holiday , a type of art ( like collage) or a story line ( like Alice in Wonderland, or Goddesses). People always love them and they ask about the story behind the art and the artist. But the best part is coming home from work and getting a lovely new piece of art in the mail from an interesting artist from far away.