"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Friday, March 23, 2007

ATCs

























ATCs (or Artist Trading Cards) are small artworks made especially for trading, much like the calling cards of the Victorians or baseball cards. There are only two rules: they must be 2.5" x 3.5" and never sold. Otherwise, any medium or foundation can be used. I've seen them made from paper, metal, fabric, shrink plastic, playing cards and wood. They should always be signed by the artist. They are great for swaps or for trying new techniques and ideas. Here's some I've made in the past.

2 comments:

Christine V said...

Susan - I love these ATC's and I love your blog. That cowgirl one is quite "saucy". :) And the Monet one is quite gorgeous.

bleintz said...

Susan- great ATCs- very eye catching composition and you've used some of my favorite things-rickrack, ribbon, sewing notions.