I had such high hopes for today! Until a blasted migraine swept them away. :( Ahh, well…. it is easing now and so I have decided to at least get started on a project to carry over to tomorrow…. a fresh new day.
I have become hopelessly obsessed with ♥Artist Trading Cards♥ as of late.
I am 35% sure that 75% of you know exactly what they are, but for those who don’t:
Artist trading cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern trading cards baseball cards, or 21⁄2 by 31⁄2 inches (63 mm × 89 mm), small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets. The ATC movement developed out of the mail art movement and has its origins in Switzerland. Cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.) or even metals or cloth. The cards are usually traded or exchanged. When sold, they are usually referred to as art card editions and originals (ACEOs). — WIKIPEDIA
A few years back I participated in creating and swapping Digital Artist Trading Cards and enjoyed it very much. Now that I am spending more and more time with physical art and elements I thought it would be fun to get my online facebook group involved in creating and swapping. So far, we have around 10 people interested in participating! I’m very excited about that! (By the way, if any of you are interesting in joining a lovely group of people who enjoy creating and sharing their creations online, our facebook page is: Craft Swappers Unite! You would be so welcome to join!
I’ve been spending most of my migrainey day pulling ATC’s over to a new board on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/jstdawnee/atc/ . I hope you’ll take the time to pop over and check out what I’ve found so far. Links and pics are fighting with me today, but I did retain a slight sense of html writing even with a migraine!
First Crack at ATCs
Do you, or have you ever created ATCs? If you have pictures, I’d really love to see them!