Ok all you artists out there, I mean everyone! (everyone has an inner artist) Want to get creative? (yes, you do) then join in on my ATC swap! ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards) are a perfect way to be inventive, creative, play, scrapbook, paint, emboss, glue, colour, layer, quilt, embroider, stamp, express, whatever you want! And it doesn’t have to be intimidating – ATC’s are a small size – the same size as trading cards: 2 1/2 by 3 1/2″ each. If you have kids and they like to create, have your little ones make them! I’m serious, ATC’s are a great way to make some beautiful art, and the fun part is that you get to share your work with others, and you get some really cool art in exchange – it’s like an art show!
I did an ATC swap with a classroom one year, and it was SOO much fun – everyone’s cards were so unique, and they loved making them because they could all pick what type of medium to use. Some students really wanted to paint, others really wanted to collage! Their personality really came through in the work that they did, and they were thrilled to receive art from each other. My friend Josee over at Thorns to the Stars participated in an ATC swap recently too and received some beautiful cards in exchange. I really hope we get enough participants to do this! Please tell your blogging friends, share this, or spread the word 🙂 You just need to let me know if you’re interested – leave a comment or email me at email@example.com Thanks! I’ll update everyone on the status of the ATC swap close to the potential start date (February 15th)
Here’s what I’m thinking for organizational purposes:
*I would need a minimum of 6 participants (The start date is going to be February 15, so I need 6 participants by the 15th Remember, just leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org )
*I’m thinking a fun theme would be Spring – Each card would need to be tied somehow to the theme
*Each participant would need to make 5 cards, and they would receive 5 different cards back
*The cards would be 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches big (cardstock is a great paper and inexpensive if you need to buy some)
*The participants would have a month to make their cards (They need to be finished by March 15, then mailed to me and I would mail everyone their new cards)