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01-18-2006, 05:23 PM
I'm new to ACEO and am fascinated.. Does anyone know where you buy the blank cards to use to make them??? Thanks
01-18-2006, 05:28 PM
I cut my own watercolor paper, canvas to the size I need. I always have scrap pieces that are the perfect size for these cards.
01-18-2006, 05:46 PM
Me too! I cut up 140 lb. watercolor paper and the smaller pieces that are left over get used to paint dollhouse miniatures! The cards are just the perfect thickness and stiffness.
01-18-2006, 08:27 PM
Thank you... I didn't know if you had to specific cards or use paper and cut it... It will certainly be a different kind of challenge to make some... How long has the making of these cards been going on ?
01-19-2006, 01:10 AM
I heard about them long before I made any and I made hundreds in the spring, early summer!
01-19-2006, 07:00 AM
If you go to http://www.art-cards.org you will find info on the history as well as other stuff. They have forums as well with answers to questions about where to get supplies.
01-19-2006, 09:06 AM
I was reading about picture copyrights... Can people use the images in the reference library for example or are they copyrighted by the person who submitted them...?
01-19-2006, 09:30 AM
The photos in the Reference Library are not copyrighted, and are there for the WC Members to use at any time they wish. If you use someone's Image, it is nice to just acknowledge whose Image it is. I hope you can find lots of nice things there that you would like to paint.
01-19-2006, 09:34 AM
I do have to say all of you are wonderful with your help. I am usually on the D &S and Portraiture forums and as a newbie here you jumped right in to answer my questions... :clap: Thank you.
Anyway.. Just one more question < i hope> What exactly do you have to put on the back of the card? How detailed must it be....
Thanks again.. Lisa
01-19-2006, 09:44 AM
Hi again Lisa,
We are here to answer any and all the questions you may have, and are only too happy to do it.
The wording on the back of a card varies from person to person, but this is what I write:-
Title of Card e.g. Orange Sunset, "Rusty" (being a dog painting and using his name), Spring Blossoms etc. etc.
Original handpainted ACEO by.....................
My State, Country.
I hope this helps.
01-26-2006, 11:49 AM
I don't know if this has happened to anyone else... Once the Card is finished the back got dirty, smudgy... What do you do with the back of the card??? Should I paint it and then put the info on it or just leave it dirty? Thanks in advance...
01-26-2006, 11:51 AM
I think either way would be fine. Looks like you work in pencil/charcoal so the smudges are part of the creative process. I, for one, don't mind smudges on the back as it shows the artist's hand in the work :)
01-26-2006, 11:56 AM
I usually end up with paint smears. It's like the side of a canvas when it's left unpainted...there are usually smears there too. Art is a physical process and sometimes it looks like it!
01-26-2006, 12:18 PM
I usually work in graphite but have been doing some ACEO's in CP too... thank you for your help...
Who here does series of ACEOs? and not just singles... I started one and wondered who does them and how they are responded to..
01-26-2006, 12:20 PM
Sorry double post
01-26-2006, 01:02 PM
Several of us do them in series. Collectors seem to like them.
01-26-2006, 08:43 PM
I'm only new to ACEO's and have just started my first series. But I really like it and I havn't decided to sell them yet, but it seems that once you get a bit of a following, series do sell well.
One thing I have found for keeping the back clean is a little doubled over loop of masking tape on the back, stuck to my wood board, then any marks I rub off with blu-tack. I have tried a few with acrylic backgrounds and on all of the the paint bled to the back - I am glad to see others have this problem and it is not just my sloppiness:)
01-26-2006, 08:54 PM
Lisa, you can also use standard playing cards and use gesso so so can paint/draw over them.
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