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A-Z Blog challenge part A

A
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Artist trading cards
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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 (63 mm X 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 rather than sold.


Any who here is my first attempts of ATC's....


Possibly inspired by the mini monsters that I see wandering around my home we have....


The Girl


The Boy


& Mess Maker!!!

I started collecting ACEO's (Art Card Eddition/Origional)a couple of weeks ago and love the idea of miniture art  because my partner and I have very diffrent tastes in art so something I can collect and keep in a beautiful book keeps us both happy and appeals to both my hording and my stationary addicted personailty!

What Etsy has to offer....




Altered Art, ATC, ACEO,.....







10 comments:

  1. That's a great idea! Yours look awesome. I'm impressed. :-)

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  2. I would love to start making them but I think it would be way addictive:) I just won one from a really amazing artist...she is to me anyway...:)

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  3. what a neat idea, now if only I was crafty!

    visiting from the A to Z

    http://baygirl32.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm so happy to see another jewelry maker in the A-Z challenge.

    Your post is a great match for "A". I have never made an ATC, though I've been tempted.

    Looking forward to future posts!

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  5. What a cool concept. Your first attempts are very good!

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  6. Love Mess Maker!
    I look forward to your other alphabet posts!

    http://gail-baugniet.blogspot.com

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  7. I always wanted to give them a try, but I have never really got around to make one.
    Lovely idea of making those ATC with the children faces.
    I think that the one of mess maker is fantastic!
    Didi you make them on paper?

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  8. I don't have the crafty skill for making ATCs. They sound like mad fun, though!

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  9. I have always wanted to make those cards but never have and prob. never will but they were great.

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