ATC Triptych Video Tutorial

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ATC Video Tutorial

Welcome back! Today I have an ATC Video Tutorial for you. As many of you know, I love making Artist Trading Cards. In case this term is new to you, Artist Trading Cards (often referred to as ATCs) are small rectangular pieces of art that are often swapped or traded between artists.  ATCs measure 2.5″ X 3.5″ and are the same size as a baseball card.

Artist Trading Card Trio - ATC Video Tutorial -Marjie Kemper
ATC Video Tutorial

Here's a 5-minute ATC video tutorial showing how I've used DecoArt fluid acrylic paints with inks, stamps, stencils and modeling paste:

Oldies but Goodies

Artist Trading Card - Breathe ATC - Marjie Kemper

I love these stamps from Stampers Anonymous. They are classics and they're the perfect size for ATCs.

You can see lots of texture where I've added interest with  modeling paste through stencils.  I really like how the paste changes color in places. The black ink is permanent so it really pops on top of the painted cards.

Artist Trading Card - Dream ATC - Marjie Kemper

I'm often teased about my stash of stamps, but the beauty is you can use stamps over and over again. Different colors and materials change the look entirely. These three are some of the first stamps I ever bought, over a decade ago. Do you have favorites from that long ago?  If you do, I bet you take great pleasure from the repeated use of your purchases.

Artist Trading Cared - Synchronicity ATC - Marjie Kemper

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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.

Artist Trading Cards and Artist Trading Coins ATC online mixed media art workshop with Marjie Kemper

Have a great day!



  1. Pat Crossland on October 11, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Love the techniques Marjie…..

  2. Michelle Ward on September 28, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Marjie, these are fabulous ATCs! Love your tutorial! These are some of my faves stamps too! I designed them over 15 years ago.

    • Marjie Kemper on September 29, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Thanks, Michelle. I love your designs…. I think I have almost all of them!

  3. Grace on September 28, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    What stencil did you use? Love the different designs on one stencil!

    • Marjie Kemper on September 29, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Hi, Grace. That stencil is from The Crafter’s Workshop. It has five mini patterns. I can’t make out the name as it’s got so much dried paint on it but it should be easy to find on their website.

  4. Anne R on September 28, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    I enjoyed the video and the ATCs are beautiful! x

    • Marjie Kemper on September 28, 2016 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks so much, Anne! I appreciate your visit and hope all is well on your end.