Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Artist Trading Cards

Everyone loves artist trading cards!!! (Or, "ATCs".) They've become popular very quickly.
In case you don't know: an artist trading card starts out as a 3-and-a-half by two-and-a-half square of thin cardboard. (The kind cereal boxes are made of.) It gets covered with a drawing or a collage with things cut out from magazines or old books. Your name, the date, and the title is written on the back, then you laminate it with clear packing tape.
   And, they are SO FUN! I don't even know why. It could be the simplicity of them. Sometimes a card will take about two seconds, other times it takes ten minutes, just because you've been searching all over for the perfect thing to put on and arranged it all just so.
     I keep all my cards in this tin.

   These ones are some of my favorites:

    Most of my cutouts are from two books of illustrations I have and magazines. Old books work especially well too.

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  1. aahh...just realized. The second card from the bottom, "never", came out backwards. whoops!

  2. these are amazing. So much so i want to make them and trade!!

  3. I meant to comment on this ages ago that I bet that Uncle Nuncle and Christie would really like these!