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1,000 Artist Trading Cards:
Innovative and Inspired Mixed Media ATCs
 
Patricia Bolton (Author)

Artsit trading cards

Making artist trading cards (ATCs) is a hugely popular activity for artists.

THE ATC book !

 

TRADING CARDS

Decorated trading cards are ideal for anyone who likes small, quick projects, for testing new techniques, for trying out new rubber stamps, or just for playing.

 

 

Artist Trading Cards
Leonie Pujol

ATC par leonie Pujol

Many Ideas for combining paper, metal, beads, and stickers with painting, stamping, and stenciling techniques fill this guide to making 20 artist trading cards. 

Very affordable... from $5 !

CHRISTMAS ATC : IT'S ALWAYS TIME TO PREPARE...

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Married, two children Wendy and Tim, I live in Maille (Indre et Loire 37). I first started with the Scrap, then I turned to Free-style and especially the Mixed Media Art .

 Claudia

 

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Forums where I'm enjoying : Art Contrario ForumMixed Media France , Le Grimoire du scrap

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STEP BY STEP MAKING OF...

 Equipment you need

- Kraft paper, Bazzil paper, Canson paper.
- Cutter, Trimmer, scissors , drilling tool, fine sandpaper, glue.
- Heat gun, buffer, permanent ink, distress ink. 
- Various images, beads, wire, various embellishments, cork, some fine felt...


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Step 1 - Preparation

You have to cut to the desired atc's to size: 2 ½" by 3 ½ inches (or 6.4 cm by 8.9)

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Step 2. The bottom 

Take a Bazzil paper from "Core'dinations" brand that are heart dyed. When torn or sanded, their color appears, you can now inked or not (while other Bazzil are white (and you have to ink their torn edges)

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Here are three different bottoms, one torn, one sanded, and a scraped one.

 

Step 3. Assembly

Using a printed paper we will prepare our base map, we tear, we ink the edge of the paper and put on the liking of our imagination

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here you can use a chalk ink colorbox to apply on the edge of the Basic Grey paper.


You stick this inked piece on a torn corner of bazzil

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Step 4 

You take another paper, a background made with a Canson paper which is inked with a Distress Ink Peeled Paint. On it, you put a decorated scotch tape. You dab a word related to Christmas that you emboss with some "Gold"powder.

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Step 5 

You stick the piece prepared in step 3 on the bottom with the embossed stamp ...

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Then add embellishments on the theme of Christmas, you'll have an original creation...

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And now the card is finished ...

 

>> With beads and Wire

On this card you pasted a piece of inked music paper and drew a music scope.

Some Ranger paint sticker on the edge of bazzil ...
You fold your piece of Bazzil, you drill, and with a wire you embellish with pearls ...

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>> Another application, embossed stamp


Stamp a Christmas picture on a Canson paper, then cut it out...

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with Distress inks you will colorize your image

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you stick it on the background, here is the bazzil is painted with crackle paint, a scrap of Basic Grey paper is added and a piece of cork, the stamped image is highlighted by 3D adhesive.

You can then add some beads to decorate the holly. Here is the result.

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CLAUDIA