Saturday, March 14, 2009

Artist Trading Cards

I spent part of this afternoon making artist trading cards (ATC). Artist Trading Cards are small pieces of original art measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches, that one artist exchanges with another. It was relaxing for me to get back to creating after a busy week at school. These are a few of what I created.
I'm doing an exchange with some people in a week or so. I invited some fellow art teachers and friends in on my first try at this. For this exchange, each participating artist sends 1-3 cards to a central coordinator (Me). These small artworks can be any medium or subject matter. I'll randomly choose and return cards back to each participant that were sent by other artists.
I've only gotten 8 cards from other people so far (I hope more arrive in the next week), how fun to see what other people are sending in. The people who have sent cards to me already all read this blog... I hope they had as much fun making their cards as I did! I used some base paper I had done printmaking and watercolors on, colored pencils, an ink pen, pencil and cut paper to create these.


Jane said...

These are lovely!
I curated an exhibition on atc's and aceo in England in 2005 they were virtually unknown here then, it was fun.
I envy you being able to trace your family history, I can on my dads side but mum was an orphan and records are a bit sketchy.
I enjoyed all the info you have written about them all.

Lynn said...

Amazing art work on such small pieces of art Diane :) Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I just recently started joining in some challenge sites and it's a lot of fun :)

Carol said...

Thank you for the exchange. It is fun to do, but wondered if they should be one sided or is 2 sided ok? How did you do the bird in the tree. It looks so 3D, Are the dark leaves and bird glued on a background? carol


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