Thursday, March 20, 2008

How many ways are there to display ACEOs?

ACEOs are affordable and collectible miniature works of art. The only specification is the size: 3.5"x2.5" or 8.9cm x 6.4cm.

As a seller and also a collector, I've always looked for different ways to display these little pieces of art. I want to list as many different ways of displaying them, so that other collectors and potential buyers can see how fun it can be to collect and display them.

I have asked my art friends to provide their own pictures and links and hope you enjoy both the ACEOs and the different ways to display them. I will keep adding to this post rather than create new ones, so I can use one link in my listings.
My thanks to all the wonderful art friends who have been so willing to share their ideas. Clicking on the pictures will take you to the contributor's Etsy shop.

1. Display ACEOs on a tiny easel - from martaharvey

2. Create a mini ACEO galery - from readingsully2

3. Display ACEOs in a painted and distressed wooden frame - from Vintagesnapsandscrap

4. Use magnets to display your ACEOs on your refrigerator - from readingsully2
(you can buy a magnetic frame or make your own by attaching a magnet to the back of an ACEO sleeve)

5. Use a mat and frame to display multiple ACEOs - from arteest

6. Display on a windowsill - from chimeracreation

7. Frame and display on the wall with other art - from chimeracreation

8. Place the ACEOs in sleeves and pin the sleeves to a wall or corkboard - from chimeracreation

9. Display in a custom made ACEO box - from readingsully2

10. Display your collection in a binder - from laurali
(You can get 9-pocket acid-free binder sheets from comic book shops)

11. Mat and frame the ACEO in a larger frame - from MoranArtwork

12. Hang on a line with clothes pins - from LittleGreenJellyBean

13. Display in an unlined journal using photo corners - from LittleGreenJellyBean

14.  Get a mat to fit any frame and display a set of ACEOs - from MartaHarvey


kae1crafts said...

Marta, this is a great idea for a series. Love the copper aceo on the easel.

Kae of Kae1Crafts

Gallery Juana said...

Wow, love the rich copper-brown and intricate design in your aceo! Hopefully, I will have a pic to contribute soon.

Jean Levert Hood said...

Your copper piece on the easel is wonderful. I really like them displayed on tiny easels. It's so easy to move them around that way.

Kathy~Vintage Snaps & Scraps said...

Hey Marta~
Thanks for adding my way to display ACEO's...And the work your doing here!

ZudaGay said...

This is so great, thank you so much for collecting these ideas!! Mine are sitting in a drawer until I can figure out what I want to do with them.

Denise said...

Love all those ideas!

Miriam said...

This is a wonderful will be fun to watch it grow with ideas! :)

dianeclancy said...

Hi Marta,

This is a wonderful post and I am working on ideas to contribute!! Thank you!

~ Diane Clancy

rosebudinnh said...

Wow Some great ideas ! Thanks Rose

Celina said...

You write very well.

Anonymous said...

So many great ideas! I have passed this blog post on to so many others. Can't thank you enough for compiling all of it!


Marta said...

Glad you enjoy it, Kayce. And thanks for letting me add your ideas :)

Kathleen said...

Great ideas! Thanks for posting all of these =)

Debbie Shirley said...

Wow - love all the ideas! Great post!

Ayala Art said...

I love this post! I'm going to twitt it

whyte said...

Just ran into your link reading the ACEO team discussion on etsy, this is a great article, thank you!

Purple Joanie said...

Just found your blogs and blown over by the apron and also the information shared on 'how to'
Thanks a million for sharing, Can't wait to try some out .