Friday, October 09, 2009
I am very excited to announce that I will be hosting my very own ATC (Artist trading card) online class!! I have been doing ATC's for 3 years now and have traded many, many cards. I have used a number of different techniques to create these cards.
ATC's are a wonderful way to express your creativity when you only have small amounts of time and limited resources. They are inexpensive, fun, quick and the wonderful part is that you get to trade with people from all over the world. I treasure each of my ATC's I have traded as they are each a miniature piece of artwork.
The great thing about ATC's is that there is no wrong or right way, each person creates them according to their tastes and personality and that is why they are so unique and special.
what you get in the class:
*You will receive a basic introduction to ATC's-history and explanation, sizing etc
*Techniques and methods include:
inking and stamping
*Trading-an in depth look, such as how to trade, where to trade, etiquette on trading etc
*step by step projects on a ATC cards-including:
Classic Parisian ATC card
Decoupaged and hand painted card
*old playing cards or card stock pieces measuring 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches (6cm x 9 cm or 64mm x 89mm)
*Glue, craft or clear glue
*scissors, ruler, craft knife, cutting mat, pencil
*Inks, chalks (whatever you have is fine)
*craft paints (whatever you have, if you don't have, go get two of your favorite colors)
*Vintage images you like (or get them from me)
*assorted pieces of paper, music sheeting, wording, (scraps are best)
*Paintbrushes (size 5, 3 and 2-(small heads) are best
*various napkins you like
*Parisian images (if you don't have any vintage images, I will supply you with some)
*rubber or mounted wooden stamps (whatever you have)
*trimmings of ribbon, lace, little buttons, charms .
*free ATC backgrounds from me, ATC info sheet to paste on the back.
The online class will take place via a private blog which I will email you the address.
All you have to do is purchase the class below, make sure your email address is included.
Purchase the ATC class