|Corrine's Acrylic Paint ATC
|Corrine's Acrylic Paint ATC
|ATC by Deanna Meras, Local Cols., Oh Artitst
We're out of the books, but thought you would still like some info on ATC's.
ATC's are quite the thing right now and gaining popularity all the time. ATC's or Artist Trading Cards
are miniature works of art. They are an inspiration to artists who work in all sorts of different mediums like rubber
stampers, quilters, fabric artists, painters, calligraphers, collage artists, photographers just to name a few. You
can use your chalks, inks, pencils, fibers, beads and embellishments to create your own little miniature works of art.
The History Behind ATC's (Artist Trading Cards)
ATC's -The History~ they got their start in Zurich, Switzerland about 1997 when M. Vanci Stirnemann exhibited
approx. 1200 cards he had produced at his gallery/bookstore. They then spread to Calgary (Canada) through an artist
named, Don Mabie (aka Chuck Stake), who had visited the Zurich exhibit. These 2 artists collaborated on an exhibition
held in Calgary, Canada in 2000 with 80 artists from 10 different countries represented. It was called "The
First International Biennial of Artist Trading Cards".
ATC's-The Rules~ Mainly just 3 rules-size restriction, contact information and thickness.
Size~ATC's must be 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". This is the standard size for trading cards (like the baseball, football
trading cards, etc.) We make it easy by providing die cut plain cardstock in that size for you. However, you can
create your ATC's over top of regular playing cards, baseball cards or other collector cards or use your own cardstock.
Contact Information ~Typically ATC's are traded so it is important to sign your ATC's on the back, date it and
include any other contact information you want to give like an email address or snail mail address. If your ATC is part
of a limited edition, you should number them (1/10, 2/10, etc.).
Thickness~ You cards can be 2 or 3 dimensional. Your design should be flat enough to fit into a standard
Try an ATC triptych. Our Metaleeze faux metal hinges are a great way to hinge 3 cards together without any extra
bulk or weight.
ATC's are changing all the time and many artists have used unusual materials to create their ATC's like
polymer clay, acrylic, wood, metal and fabric. For the computer savvy artist, ATC's are being created using multilayered
digital collage. Simple or technical, ATC's are for everyone!
I have been having a ball making ATC's for the Tim Holtz cruise I am going on in Oct., 2009.
I used gesso on an ATC card and then painted with acrylics and stamped with a Tim Holtz stamp from one of the cling mounted
stamp sets- I love the butterfly. These are the Golden brand acrylics and the gesso is 1/2 Claudine Hellmuth Studio
line and 1/2 Golden gesso.
Another sample below but this time I added some gold foil.
|Corrine's Mexico cruise ATC for swap in acrylic
ATC information above was adapted from Expressions Magazine, Jan/Feb 2006 issue, pages 34,35
and 36. This is one of my favorite art magazines.
For additional information Stampington & Company (Publishers of Somerset Studio) published
a book in 2004 called Artist Trading Cards - An Anthology of ATC's. This book is full of interesting facts and
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order. Thanks! It also helps to have a correct email address if I need to contact you re your order. Thanks.
Articus Studio, 8341 Old Tarlton Pike, Stoutsville, Oh 43154, 740-477-1238