Saturday, July 31, 2021

Artist Trading Cards

I continue to sketch, but recently I got into 
playing with media & designs on Artists' Trading Cards.

Have a pre-cut 2.5" X 3.5" pile of heavier weight paper handy,
& as the mood strikes, Play!  I've been enjoying
some shimmering watercolor gold paint &
a white Sogno pen along with my usual Daniel Smiths.

    

Artist Trading Cards are 2.5" by 3.5", 
You never sell them, you trade them, says the originator
of this format/tradition.
They remind me of baseball cards, or,
the  "Funny Valentines" in my childhood that 
we collected & traded.


They fit nicely in my Chic Sparrow mini "Nano" journal cover,
so I can carry them around & give them away as 
I run into people.

I miss communicating with you all here...
I will try to post & read posts more often...

5 comments:

  1. Oh my daughter bought Artist Tiles..square and we had fun painting on them..In fact I bought some too..where are they?:)
    These suit you to a T!
    Happy rest of summer to you!

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  2. Glad to see you are still having fun!!

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  3. That brand of white pen is my favorite. I just love how they write.

    There are some artist trading card watercolor cards (I think Strathmore?) that I used ages ago to make place cards. It's not premium paper but they work adequately. I like these, youhave a lot of diversity here and they're pretty. I haven't done ATCs in ages -- and mine were mostly mixed media, it was before I got into painting. I need to dig them out (I'm pretty sure I still have them) and maybe trade!

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  4. Rita I had forgotten about those artist trading cards. What a wonderful way of passing your lovely art around. Besides they are just nice for doing the type of experimenting one enjoys with different media. Always so happy when you write a post. Love seeing the creative things you share. Stay well and safe friend. Hugs!

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  5. Clever as well as creative idea of the artist trading cards!! Lovely!!

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