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Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) INTRO and Fall/Halloween theme In-Person

What are Artist Trading Cards?

Each ATC should be exactly 3.5 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide. This is the same size as a standard trading card such as a baseball card and many playing cards. A general rule of thumb is that the finished card must be able to slip into a clear plastic card protector (exactly the same ones that are used by baseball and other trading card collectors).  A lot of ATC creators and collectors store all their cards in these little sleeves for protection.

Generally an ATC should never be sold, only traded or given away. 


What is an ATC made of?

The ATC can be created in any medium and with any techniques that the artist wishes to use. ATCs are regularly made using the following techniques and mediums:

  •  paintings – watercolor and acrylics
  •  drawing – in pencils, pen and ink, marker pens, pastels, and charcoal
  •  art styles – Zentangle®, stamped and colored
  •  fabric – mini quilts, patchwork, embroidery, cross stitch, and applique
  •  collage and mixed media – well, pretty much anything you can imagine really
  •  rubber stamped images, often colored with alcohol markers or brush markers
  •  calligraphy and other types of word art are very popular
  •  paper crafting techniques – die cuts, embossing, decoupage, iris folding, and paper weaving

Plus countless combinations of different techniques and materials. One of the great things about ATCs is that anything goes!

A little bit of everything will be available to use!

Thursday, September 29, 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Meeting Rooms A, B, C, and D
  Arts & Crafts  
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Stephanie Coil

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