Monday, May 11, 2009

Trading Art Cards

My Watercolor Art Cards, Waiting to be Traded
I teach a watercolor painting class for adults and I introduced my students to the world of Art Cards - Artist Trading Cards - ACEOs. Tomorrow night we will all be trading amongst each other in class. Shown here are the cards I painted to trade in class. All of my art cards are original watercolor paintings.

ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions & Originals
ATC stands for Artist Trading Cards

The art cards are known as ATCs when traded and ACEOs when bought and sold. They are pretty much the same. The key important thing for art cards is the size. ACEOs and ATCs are alway 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. They can be created in any medium.

Buying or trading art cards is a great and inexpensive way to collect little pieces of original art from a wide variety artists.

3 comments:

Becky Brocato said...

Love these little atcs! I have a few on my Etsy shop also. I have a great time creating them!

Becky Brocato

christydekoning said...

I always enjoy browsing the art in your Etsy shop, and these are no exception. I'd like to see what your students came up with - maybe you can post photos?

Rita said...

Thank you ... and you all can check out my Etsy Shop anytime! ( http://squier.etsy.com )

I cannot wait to see what the class has to trade tonight too! I should have turned it into a party and asked them to bring cookies too. I will try to remember to scan the ACEOs I received tomorrow morning and post them to my blog.

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