Friday, February 15, 2008

making an ACEO card

There are many ways to make an ACEO. I am only going to give a brief outline and hope this will help get you started.
An ACEO has to be only 2.5” x 3.5”.
You can put anything on top of card as long as it is not over ¼” thick. **********************************************************
Use any kind of foundation to put design on. Water color paper, mat board, fabric, metal, and wood.
Almost anything goes.
There are a lot of books out on this subject but it is hard to look at a picture and make an ACEO.
I have found that the ACEO’S I make come from deep within me and my imagination.
When I start making an ACEO I have no idea of what I am going to make. Sometimes even I am surprised at what I made.

I am showing how I made one card and try to take you through a few steps.
This is my turtle ACEO card.

First I painted a mat board using good paints. Golden paints are my favorites.

I used a rubber stamp in the back ground. Next I selected a picture from a page that I had run off earlier.
Be sure and use copy right free pictures are your own photos if you plan on selling the card.

I used a permanent glue stick to paste my pictures down.
I let these cards dry and then I put a coat of clear varnish on for protection.
Don’t forget to sign and date on back of card. Hope this helped a little.

Have fun and once you get started it is hard to stop.
Don’t try and copy what others are making, it can get very frustrating. Come up with your own


This is an ACEO that I made from fabrics. Maybe another lesson?