I have always been familiar with the term ATC (Artist Trading Card), but am now discovering the term ACEO (Art Cards Editions and Originals).
I was looking at some really neat ones the other day in the ETSY shop of mLee and today I saw this Fiberart ACEO on an ACEO site. I really wanted to know who made that Fiberart ACEO, but it would have been millions of sellers. Luckily, tonight I was in the chats and ran into DebiDesigns and discovered she was the amazing artist behind the mystery ACEO.
Anyways... it got me thinking. I have my 3rd though 5th grade students make ATCs and it would be wonderful for them to see actual real artist ATCs and ACEOs. I posted a thread in the Crafting and Business Forum to see if anyone would be willing to donate or swap and got a HUGE RESPONSE! Many Etsy artists are going to send examples of their work to share with my students! In return, I will be sending them student examples, photos of our trading day where students will get to trade their own with each other, and hopefully have a few letters to send out with the cards. I will also be featuring the artists in a few of my blog features, as well as a link area to their shops.
This will be such a great experience for the students and I am amazed by the response so far by the ETSY community. If you or anyone you know are an ACEO or ATC artist and would like to donate or would like more information, please send me a convo on Etsy or e-mail to email@example.com.