Wednesday, June 13, 2007

History of the Art Trading Card

Art Trading Cards were started back in 1997 by a Zurich artist named M. Vanci Stirnemann.
The idea was to make small 2.5 X 3.5 inch minature works (either prints or originals) of most any type of art that could be traded with anyone in the world. It was and is a way to meet other fellow artists.

ACEO which stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals are basically art trading cards that are sold and not traded so that the non artist could also participate in obtaining these cards. The cards can be collected and or framed. They are very affordable and
extremely popular to sell and buy.

"Desert Sunset" and "Until the Last Leaf Drops" are original watercolor ACEOs that come in a cardholder and with a minature certificate of authenticity.

1 comment:

Sarah Ridgley said...

I just made my very first set of ACEO's. They are so fun! I can't wait to start trading them