Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A.C.E.O.'s for a Mere $1. Plus Postage

I think I just about have this cold whipped.

I'm planning on making some ACEO's (Art Cards Editions and Originals). In the hopes of getting lots of my art out there and making it affordable for anyone to have original art, I'm dropping the price of each miniature art creation to $1 for the card and $1. for shipping and handling. These aren't prints. They are mini drawings, paintings, or collages. In the past I've sold these from $8 to $20 per card. But I could never find steady buyers. I'm thinking of making a million $1.00 ACEOs.  Of course if you want to buy 100 of them, I'm not going to charge you $100 for shipping. LOL. I'm sure I can do combined shipping.

If you do buy A.C.E.O.'s from me or anyone else, read the descriptions carefully.  Make sure you know if you are getting a print or an original. And a print (as made on a copy machine or computer printer) is not considered an original piece of art, whereas a linoleum block print or a letterpress print or a Gocco print is an original work of art. If the artist is applying ink to a surface, then pulling prints one by one those are considered originals and are often numbered like 1/100 (one of one hundred).

I haven't started the new ACEO's yet, but here are some I've done in the past. Remember, if it's not 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" it's not an A.C.E.O. If this is all new to you, I wrote an article on it here:  Designing and Collecting Art Cards.


Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

You are so bad! I've become intrigued with your post on ACEO and have decided to give it a try. Of course, as usual when starting a new hobby I felt compelled to purchase a few books on miniature art from Amazon. Thanks for the temptation!

F. Z. Harper said...

Hi Brenda,

It is good to have a few guide books. Though there is a lot of free stuff on the Internet as well. This gives you a chance to try out all those art supplies you have but weren't sure how to use.