~ 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
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
~ 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
~ 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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