Monday, September 26, 2011

Our Artist Trading Cards are done and ready to be mailed!

Our Artist Trading Cards are done and ready to be mailed! 
We had a great time making these and are so excited to see what school we'll be trading with. We should find out later this week. 

The cards look great displayed all together in the hallway. Check them out! Here is a quick summery of what Artist Trading Cards (ATC) are all about:

Originating in Switzerland over 15 years ago, an artist trading card (or ATC for short) is a tiny, original piece of art created with the intention of swapping or trading it with another artist, not selling it. The one rule an artist trading card must adhere to is the size. An ATC must be 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Why? That's the size of the original collectible- sports trading cards.
On the front of an ATC an artist creates an original work to showcase their art. On the back the artist puts their name, title of the ATC and the date it was created.
Artist trading cards can be made in any medium and using any technique, whether it's painting, drawing or collage. You are really limited only by your imagination!