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Artist Trading Cards are small pieces of Art 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches made to trade with other artists.
Latest Activity: Jun 19, 2012
As their name indicates, ATC are collectables, a brilliant idea born of the older sports-themed trading cards. The one rule that makes an ATC derives from this: the dimensions of the ATC must be 2.5"x3.5",
First, an ATC mustn't be sold, only exchanged, as the whole essence of these tiny works of art is about artists exchanging their works, either in person or by snail mail thus meeting many artists and getting exposed to many personal styles.
Second, on the back of each ATC the artist writes part or all of the following information: name, contact information, title of the ATC and number (1/8, 2/8...) if it's part of an edition. By definition ATCs are made in limited numbers, often no more than one of a kind. Unique ATCs are called originals; sets of identical ATCs are called editions and are numbered; sets of ATCs that are based on one theme but that are different are called series. That's all! The above is all you need to know to start making your own ATCs. Common sense dictates that they should be sturdy enough to survive mailing, and of reasonable thickness (unless you specifically want them otherwise. Transparent card sleeves are useful to protect the cards if need be. This is particularly true if they can easily get smudged or if the medium might stick during transport.
Hi! I wonder if Artists Trading Cards are the same as AECOs. I made a few ACEOs for fun, a couple original s and a couple of "prints" which are actually just photos of my originals.I sold 1 (1!) from…Continue
Started by Patty Fleckenstein. Last reply by Patty Fleckenstein May 19, 2011.
Very Cool:) My muse has been thinking of making one.
Don, Looks like you have a very talented son, must be the genes:) Is he part our CNY? I want in on this challenge also, although I won't have mine ready until I return from my trip in May. I will start thinking.
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