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How to Make Artist Trading Card


~ ATC's and ACEO 's can be made from a wide variey of art media, from collage , to fibre arts, and pen and ink to watercolor originals... the ideas are limited only by your imagination and the general rules of an ATC




~ Artist Trading Cards have been swapped and traded for many years and they have a huge following amongst many artists and crafters

~ ATC range from original collage and pen and ink pieces, to watercolors , acrylics and mixed media artworks


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What is an ATC ?
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~ Artist Trading cards are often known by their short form name ATC ... A for Artist, T for Trading and C for Card

Find out more about what is an Artist Trading Card as well as Rules for making an ATC and what is the difference between an ATC and an ACEO

FAQ -Frequently asked questions about ATC making

What materials are suitable for Making ATC and ACEO Art Trading cards?

~ if you are swapping ATCs then check the swap theme guidelines as to what materials are accepted for the ATC Swap

~ anything from watercolor paper, mountboard, card stock, bristol board, wood , canvas, acetate, playing cards, leather, fibre board, clay, cork and material, interfacing, and fibre can be used in making an artist trading cards

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An ATC can be made 2D or 3-D but the finished design has flat enough so it fits in a standard size Artist Trading Card Envelope Sleeve


What size does an ATC or ACEO have to be ?

~ An ATC has to be made in the size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches or 64x89 mm.


How can I best apply the Back Artist Info ?

~ if you are making lots of Artist Trading Cards and could be great to purchase or make a rubberstamp that contains all the contact details needed for your ATC Trade or ACEO Sale

~ You could also use a ATC Template and print it out, fill in your details and then adhere to the back of your ATC or ACEO

~ Depending on your base material you could handwrite the information

~ If you have a fibre based ATC you might like to sew on a little lable that has your details written or stitched on it


What is the difference between an ATC and an ACEO ?
How to Make Artist an Trading Card


~ an ACEO adheres to the same rule as the ATC Artist Trading Card ---but ACEO are meant to be offered for Sale

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ACEO stands for Artist Trading Cards Editions and Originals

~ So ATC's are swapped or traded and ACEO are offered for SALE

~ The name distinction makes it easy to identify a particular artists intention for his trading card

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How to Create Artist Trading Cards
~ What materials to use
~ How to cut the correct size of ATC background materials
~ How to apply the Back Artist Info

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How and Where to Swap Artist Trading Cards


~ What is an Artist Trading Card Swap?
~ Places to Swap your Artist Trading Cards
~ How to Host an ATC swap
~ Where to Find new ATC SWAP opportunities


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How and Where to Sell ACEO Artist Trading Cards Editions and Originals
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~ Where are the best places to sell ACEO Art Trading Cards
~ How to package and present your ACEO for Sale
~ What is the advantage of Limited Edition ACEO's

find more info on how to sell ACEO Art Trading Cards here



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It was a 6 for 6 swap on the Loose Theme of Sticks and Stones to be interpreted in a media of Choice

I chose to work with a photgraph transfer technique and pen and ink drawing

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