Synopses & Reviews
Ideas for combining paper, metal, beads, and stickers with painting, stamping, and stenciling techniques fill this guide to making 20 artist trading cards. These small cards measure 2½ x 3½ inches (6½ x 9 cm) and, once decorated, are used to provide samples of artists' work. Collecting the cards becomes a fun way to own original art and a practical method for keeping track of fellow artists met at classes, craft fairs, or shows. Beginners will find the small scale of the pieces a good way to experiment, and experienced artists and craft workers will enjoy the challenge of assembling some miniature masterpieces.
"It's small, rectangular and the latest crafting craze to sweep the world. What is it? ATCs of course!" MyShelf.com
"If you fancy having a go at the latest papercrafting trend for making ATCs, this little book is a good place to start." Papercraft Inspirations
"The twenty cards shown, with variations using the same materials, give a really good idea of the way elements can be brought together to make the cards." workshopontheweb.com
Artist Trading Cards can be decorated and embellished in whatever style you choose using a wide range of materials and techniques. This book provides numerous ideas for traditional, classic, contemporary and unusual cards using stickers, stencils, decorative papers, metal, beads, charms, memorabilia and stamping, decoupage and collage techniques. A great book for artists and crafters of all skill levels.
About the Author
Leonie Pujol is a designer who consults with businesses and runs her own workshops.