Wednesday, July 1, 2009

ATC swaps

I host a monthly ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap. The June trade was yesterday and the cards just get better and better! We've started a series using the theme, The Elements, with the first month featuring “Air.”

I am always amazed at the variety of interpretations of our themes—insightful, imaginative, fanciful, endearing and humorous—all captured on a mere 2.5” x 3.5” card. The techniques and materials used are just as diverse: stamping, painting, sun printing, ink jet printing, digital photo collage and stitching on cotton, silk, and paper with embellishments of feathers, beads, sequins and thread. It is best to view these up close and in person, so this will have to suffice here. For their size, these little cards have a huge WOW factor!Below is how one artist (#7 above) created her set of cards. Each trader received a section of the larger composition.
We welcome new ATC traders all the time! So, if you'd like to participate in an ATC swap, e-mail me at I'll get you signed up for the next trade.
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