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  • What is an ATC?

    An ATC is an Artist Trading Card. The only rule for an ATC is the size, which is 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. Here is a good definition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist_trading_cards

    Some examples are found at these websites.

    http://www.artist-trading-cards.ch/galleryCamp.html Just click on the artist name to view their work.

    http://www.stampington.com/html/arti...ing_cards.html I love everything that Stampington does.

    http://www.geocities.com/edsatc/cards.html Good variety from one person

    I think this gives you some basic ideas. You can choose a mediam that suits you. Experiment with ideas. Surf the web for ideas, there are oodles of Webpages dedicated to the art form. They are fun. I tend to use paper, paint and stamps. I'm going to try some plastic and tape transfer photo techniques in the next ones. I love doing these, as they are generally quick, due to size, you can easily make a large quantity, and cheap to send through the mail. If they do get lost; no big lose. I hope this helps with your decision to join some of the ATC Swaps. The themed ones are great. Once of the things I like about the cards is that they are great to use on scrapbook pages, which is my passion.


    Shatril
    Last edited by Shatril; August 21st, 2007, 08:58 AM.

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    What goes on the Back of an ATC

    There isn't anything that really HAS to go on the back of an ATC. However, here are some recommendations.
    • Title of Card
    • Name of Artist—use either your MW name or real name if you want recognition and don't mind that they know your real name. It's just courtesy to include the MW name for those done for MW swaps, as most of us only know you by those names.
    • Name of Swap ; i.e. Samhain 2007
    • Edition Number - if you are not going to make any others EVER
    • Date
    • Any other information you wish to share about the card; like techniques used, etc. I always like to know how to do them if it isn't really obvious.
    • If rubber stamps are used; the name of the company, so they can be purchased if still available.
    • Media used

    I think you all have the idea by now. I"m sure that you realize that not all of this information will fit on the back of a card, just use what you feel is important.

    It is always nice to be able to look back, and remember who did what and when.

    Shatril

    PS. Before anyone goes, but you didn't put anything on your cards to me: I apologize. That won't happen again.
    Last edited by Shatril; September 28th, 2007, 09:05 AM.

    Ask, believe, receive. Thoughts become things!
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    democracy is a failed system, people are just too stupid to realise their votes never matter anymore~~Valnorran

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