artist trading cards anyone?
this is a fun thing i discovered at the craft store and then i shared it with LF. she likes to doodle and make things, so we have started looking into getting in on the action. a good site to get the idea at is http://www.atcsforall.com/
you can google for more information, but essentially artist trading cards (ATCs) are small handcrafted works of art that you make and then swap with others. they are 2.5x3.5 inches (nice and small!), use all sorts of mediums (drawing, painting, cut and paste, etc). you then swap your cards with other people and collect the cards that people make for you.
does anyone else do this or think it would be fun? maybe if there is some interest we can put some kind of swap together
I have no idea where to get the artist trading cards around here. I used to see them all the time at art stores. I guess I need to find an art store here so I can get some good heavy paper to cut down at the very least! I don't have a paper cutter though, so you'll have to excuse me if they aren't cut perfectly.
I found art card paper today and went for it. My pictures are outlined and I made an extra one for beeps.
I bought expensive art pencils, too. I colored in one card and it didn't turn out the way I pictured it, but I've never used pencil before. I think I'm going to stop by Target tomorrow and get crayons. I like the way they blend better. Or I know how to blend them, at least. Next week I might get the expensive watercolor art pencils. The colors would probably smooth out better and I have a 40% off coupon.
One down. Be kind. I've always liked doing art, but I'm better at (i.e., capable at all at) three dimensional stuff.
i might be up for this... but regarding materials, where can i get sleeves? i've never seen sleeves that size, and even larger ones seem hard to come by. for the card itself, can I just cut them out from a cardstock poster board? I've not seen cards that size at Michael's either : /
Aaron Brothers carries atc paper and sleeves. If I couldn't find any, I was going to trim down index cards and put them in sports card sleeves. I bought five atc sleeves for $4. You can buy a hundred 3" x 4" sleeves from a sports card place for that price.
I went to a card shop yesterday that was closed on Sunday. There's another card shop on my commute route. I'm going to go there and look for sleeves. If I find them, I can mail a bunch to people who can't find them or don't want a bajillion. Assuming, of course, that the card place carries them.
I like the faces.
I like the organized exchange themes. I think I'm more creative when I'm confined. For the organized exchanges, do you scan your own before you mail them and then once they're traded you post them?
I'm going to post mine on their website as traded, so I have a place to keep track of what I've done. Don't peek if you don't want to see them early.