Sunday, June 6, 2010

ACEO-X (3.0)

I've been meaning to organize my third ACEO exchange, ACEO-X (3.0), for some time now. I kept delaying because I was busy with my classes & Master's work... but now it's the summer & I'll be off on vacation come July... So it's now or never!
ACEO-X (3.0)

If you're unsure what an ACEO is, check out my webpage for more information.

The purpose of this exchange is to make an original ACEO & swap it with another ACEO-X member. I expect a picture of your finished ACEO so that I can post them all in a blog post. The partnering will be kept secret so that in the end you can anticipate which ACEO will be yours. The submissions for ACEO-X (1.0) & ACEO-X (2.0) can be seen by following the links or by checking out my webpage. There is no theme this time - let your creativity soar!

The schedule:
  • June 6 - June 12 : 1 week to sign up
  • Sunday June 13 : partners assigned
  • June 13 - June 26 : 2 weeks to create an ACEO

If you don't think you can make an ACEO in 2 weeks & send it off by the deadline, June 28, please don't sign up! Also remember to take a look at the rules below for more information.

Interested? Want to join?
To sign up, send me the following information via Etsy convo (Ulixis) or email (
  • name
  • email address
  • mailing address (so that I can give it to your partner)
  • Etsy shop / blog links, if any
The first 2 exchanges were completely successful & a lot of fun for everyone involved! Hopefully you'll be able to join us this time around & add another fabulous ACEO to your collection (or perhaps start one off)!

The rules:

1. Create an ORIGINAL ACEO. It must be 2.5" x 3.5" (in either orientation). NO prints, reproductions or photos (although photo elements may be used in your design) - please put in lots of love and effort so that you would be proud enough to give your artwork as a gift or sell it in your Etsy shop.

2. Sign-ups will be open for 1 week. Feel free to help me get the word out - the more people in the swap, the more fun it is! After sign-ups, I'll randomize the shops & let you know who you are sending your ACEO to (this won't be the same person you're getting an ACEO from). Please keep the partnering a secret - the anticipation is the best part!

3. You have 2 weeks to create you ACEO. Please make sure to include the title of your piece, your name, the date & ACEO-X (version #) on the back of the card (or on an additional piece of paper).

4. Take a photo of your ACEO & email it to me by the end of the 2 week creation period. This allows me to ensure everyone has participated. These photos will be archived in the Submissions lists at the top left. I'll also use these photos in a blog post so you can wonder which will be yours (and comment when you get yours)!

4. You have one additional weekend to package up the ACEO & send it off. Please be prompt! It's unfair to your partner if you delay. You may ship your ACEO out ahead of time, but waiting the full 2 weeks allows me to make adjustments to the partnering if someone happens to drop out. You must be open to international shipping!

5. Please let me & your partner know that you've received your ACEO. You can do this in one shot by commenting on my blog post showing all the ACEOs in the exchange. You can refer to the Submissions lists above (left) to see if your partner has received theirs.

6. To sign up: send me your name, Etsy shop & blog links (if you have them), email address & mailing address via Etsy convo or email (


Kate said...

Hurrah! Is there a theme for this one?

Adventures in Art said...

Sounds like a lots of fun! Sent you my convo.

Kara Lennox said...

I'm so there!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see all the ACEOs. :)