Thursday, June 25, 2009

Artist Trading Cards

We've got Artist Trading Cards. Joumana Medlej, who wrote a primer on ATCs, says:

"As their name indicates, ATC are collectibles, a brilliant idea born of the older sports-themed trading cards. The one rule that makes an ATC derives from their origins: the dimensions of the ATC must be 2.5" x 3.5", or 64 x 89 mm."

You can use any media with ATCS, including beads, clay, and glass!

An important aspect of ATCs --
They are meant to be traded, not sold. Below the images, you can find links with info about making and trading them.

Jason and the Golden Fleece
by Overlordu

Steam Nessie
by Liz Ness

By Ian Bertram

By Denise Smeaton

Whimsical Crow
by Dana Lynn Driscoll

Links:
~ Go Make Something's ATC FAQs
~ Artist Trading Card swaps for students
~ You can find people to trade with at ATCs for All or Illustrated ATCs.
~ Here's an article with tips about hosting your own ATC exchange.

1 comment:

Sammantha Ford said...

This website was an inspiration to me in 2010 to start making ATC's. It is still an inspiration today.

THANK YOU!
Sammantha
http://sammanthamollyford.blogspot.com/