Friday, February 05, 2010

Got the ATC bug.

Well I have been having loads of fun making ATC's (artist trading cards 2 1/2inch by 3 1/2 inch).

Artist Trading Cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern baseball cards or 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches (6cm X 9cm),small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets. The ATC movement developed out of the mailart 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). The cards are usually traded or exchanged rather than sold.

I have joined group where each month a theme is given and you make something with that theme.

This was dreaming in colour theme-
Collaged cello

Layers of butterflies. Base is postal stamps from around the world and topped with 3d butterflies.

The three below all have pockets and have a vintage theme.

These are my 1930's ladies.

I am having a blast creating these and trading with other people around the world.

1 comment:

Madison said...

Those are GORGEOUS! I am going to make some for the fair this year
! Thanks for inspiring me!

Love, Madison