|Artist Trading Card "Camille" - Collage and Ink|
There are periods when there’s just no time to sit down and work on a large scale piece of art. Here's a suggestion to keep your creative side happy until you can get back to the studio.
Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)
Artist trading cards are miniature pieces of art and are a wonderful way to let your imagination take over. This is not a new idea, it’s been going on for many years with artists from all around the world participating. The idea is to create an original piece of art, measuring 2.5” x 3.5”. You can draw, paint or collage and you’ll end up with little gems that can also be inspiring when you get back to creating larger pieces
|Artist Trading Card "Deep Thoughts" - Collage|
I buy Strathmore blank cards precut to size but you can make your own from illustration board. (I'd rather not have to cut to size if I don't have to). Strathmore also makes sleeves to protect your work, and envelopes.
Strathmore ATC Supplies
A few years ago I traded work by joining the site ATCs For All. (I recently had to re-join as either I’ve forgotten my user name, or I was bumped because I hadn’t visited for quite a while). Take a look at some of the work and you’ll see some of these pieces are quite complex and very beautiful.
ATCs For All