Monday, September 14, 2009

Artist Trading Cards


A couple years ago, I started making a few ATC's, known as Artist Trading Cards.  They are just litte pieces of work with your contact information on the back.  They are so much fun.  They are 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".  You can paint them outright, or use paintings you aren't happy with by cutting out parts of it. The top left one was a small painting.  On the others I just swished colors, inks, etc onto a piece of watercolor paper keeping some whites. I love to use gold metallic acrylic paint on them.   The coffee cup, and the last one have stamps, and i painted, in and around the stamped design. The Blue coffee cups are painted with blue gouache.
 You can buy the cards already cut to the right size, but the paper is flimsy.  I prefer to use my regular watercolor paper.   I recommend these for fun, then you can share them with your friends! 
Thanks to Karen Reimer for helping me get started on doing these!