All about ATC’s and how to make them!

Hello everyone! Welcome to my first craft series post! These next 6 weeks we will explore all about ATC’s (artist trading cards) how to make them and what to do with them!

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First, what are Artist Trading Cards?

These 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ little works of art can be gifted, traded or kept, (but NEVER SOLD) Add what you want to them, why you can even draw on them, or dip them in paint! Whatever you want!

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How do you make ATC’s?

Start with a 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ piece of cardstock. Add what you want! It could be something from nature, a pretty piece of paper, whatever expresses you creativity!

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Why make art anyway?

Art makes us feel good about ourselves! It helps us express our creativity with the world!

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Lets get started on making ATC’s! Today we will make 3 very basic (but still fun) cards!

(I like to cut out a bunch of the cards at once, then when I want to make an ATC I just pick up a card and start creating, you can also buy precut ATC cards on amazon)

Cut three 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ pieces of cardstock and set aside.

First ATC:

I love how modern and neat this simple ATC is!

  • You are going to begin with the WIFI symbol
  • Next draw a border
  • Finally write, “Cuz’ I’m out of WIFI”

Remember to make it your own!

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Second ATC:

This ATC almost looks like a heartbeat to me!

  • Draw squiqly lines all around the card

Use your creativity to find fun colors to use!

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Third ATC:

Another fun ATC! I love using markers to add designs!

  • Begin by drawing curved lines diagonally across the card
  • Next draw designs in between the lines!

Have fun drawing designs!

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I hope  you had fun making ATC’s with me! Next week we will go more in-depth and make a really cool ATC! But this week I just wanted to keep it simple!

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Also, if you are looking for a place to trade your ATC’s you should really check out Haley’s blog she does safe online ATC trades! She also has some really neat ATC ideas to try! Check it out!!!!!! https://flourishingbyrestfulfalls.wordpress.com

 

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