ACEOs are Art Cards, Editions and Originals.  Other terms include Art Cards and Artist Trading Cards.

All Art cards are 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size, and as ACEO suggests, they can be either original works of art or editions (usually limited), of reproductions of original works.

Painting miniatures is as equally challenging as painting larger canvases.  The challenges may be different, and the techniques may be different, but each still needs the thought and skill.

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    All that's needed to create ACEOs or Artist Trading Cards is a little space

    It's been a difficult few weeks and my studio is stacked full of large boxes from floor to ceiling. But I do have a little space to work. It actually reminds me of my imaginative childhood when we created little dens out of boxes to play in. So, I am for the time being working in a little den!

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     Art Cards, Editions and Originals are miniature art. Fun to do and a challenge if you are used to painting big! They are also known as Artist Trading Cards.

    Artist Trading Cards were originally used in the old days by artists to give to prospective customers, a bit like the business cards of today, except they were miniature originals. Nowadays, Artist Trading Cards tend to be swapped amongst artists, or still given to prospective clients as small gifts. There is one rule, they must measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches.