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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Have a great day!