Thursday, August 30, 2007

I have been inspired by.......

Artist Trading Cards

The concept is fun and amazing!!!!

"The Stamp Collector": ATC with a postal stamp by Trish LaPointe

Artist Trading Cards are individual art miniatures which pass hand to hand.

Artists produce miniatures for trade or self-promotion.

The only rule for these cards is their size (2.5 x 3.5 inches, the same as commercial trading cards, such as baseball cards and cards for trading card games).

There are, certain conventions usually observed by those who make and trade these cards, such as the expectation that they be traded, not sold, and that they be created as unique works or small limited editions of prints

Artists generally sign and date the back, and may also include a title and contact information.

The face-to-face trading session is considered an integral part of the concept, although many people find each other via the internet and trade by mail.

Artist Trading Cards are typically made on a base of card stock. However, ATCs have been created on metal, stiffened fabric, plastic, clay, balsa wood, leather, embroidery canvas, acetate, heavy watercolor paper, and many other materials.

The art on the cards can be done in any media: textile arts, pencil, watercolor, acrylic, oil, collage, scratch board, mixed media, assemblage, digital art, calligraphy, beadwork, rubber stamps, carved soft block stamps, pen and ink, colored pencil, airbrush, and many others - anything artists use.

Cool hey :D
I sooooo want these two books! I have them on my wish list! I'll get them soon fingers crossed ;)

Cards can be traded here:

These are some cool cards displayed in a tin:

These are cards in plastic pockets:

These is a card displyed in a frame:

These are some cards stung together or a cord:
Soooooooo many cool ideas hey!

I love this artist:

And these cards to........

Love Lisa