My approach to ATCs is to pull out ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ and use what I have on hand.  I encourage you to do the same. I’ll be using items listed below, but I’ll also be using lots of things you probably already have lying around the house, like chipboard, cardboard, old book pages…

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Artist Trading Cards & Artist Trading Coins Workshop with Marjie Kemper

All About ATCs Mixed Media Art Class Friends, we are just one day away from my class opening up!  I am so excited it is finally here.  I have 55 (yes, you read that right…. FIFTY FIVE) video lessons waiting for you in the classroom.  They are all highly edited (I’m prepared and I edit…

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Distress Inks Tutorial Using Artist Trading Cards

For this ATC tutorial, I used stamps from Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous – Creative Collages CMS044) that are designed in a collage format to fit perfectly on ATCs.  Collage stamps do most of the work for you. I used several Distress Inks (Fossilized Amber, Seedless Preserves, and Twisted Citron). Note: This post contains affiliate links.…

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Artist Trading Cards with Blended Backgrounds (Marjie Kemper)

Artist Trading Card Tutorial Thanks for popping over for this artist trading card tutorial.  Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are quick and easy, because they are so small. They are the same size as baseball cards. Free Distress Ink Blending Checklist If you’d like a copy of my free Distress Ink Blending Checklist, scroll down to…

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How to Use Distress Inks with Stamps and Stencils Tutorial (Marjie Kemper)

New Info on ATCs: Check out my online mixed media art workshop called All About Artist Trading Cards & Artist Trading Coins (All About ATCs for short!)  All the details are right here. Distress Ink ATC Tutorial Welcome! I’m celebrating National Craft Month today with a tutorial on making some colorful artist trading cards (ATCs)…

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A trio of artist trading cards with Distress Inks (Marjie Kemper)

Artist Trading Cards I really enjoy working on small surfaces such as artist trading cards. These cards measure 2.5″ X 3.5.”   Artist Trading Cards are mean to be shared but not sold.  Many ‘swap’ groups exist where members made a certain number of ATCs, mail them to an organizer, and then receive a mix of…

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