I received a inquiry about the mini pastel cards and their smudginess (I'm pretty sure that's a word) AND what can be done to prevent smudging.
Collectors of ACEOs not surprisingly, want to display their miniatures. Pastel is delicate, and requires thought to their display so I've put together a couple ideas for you to consider when purchasing and collecting trading cards created with pastel.
They are called shadow box frames, your best choice for framing pastel.
If you like the look of a cut mat this is a great way to display your ACEOs.
Instead of cutting a mat with an opening, I cut a mat to the size of the outer lip opening and adhered the card directly onto the mat. It is then assembled so that there is still a gap between the painting and the glass. This allows you to see the full card with edges.
Two easy and inexpensive ways to frame your ACEO's.