Monday, November 29, 2010

Hand-painted Artist Trading Cards

I'm loving using big, 16" x 20" canvas paper for painting. I splash colors, wait a bit to dry, and splash some more. I'm using acrylic paints with my brushes, my hand, fingers. It's a fun way to paint. I've discovered that a sheet of paper that size can then be cut into 30 Artist Trading Cards (2 1/2" x 3 1/2").

After the initial painting, I cut the paper into the cards. Then I add more paint. I use Sharpie paint pens (these are water-based) to write words and add extra lines and dots to the cards. These pens are great for adding a quick border to the card. On the back, I use a rubber stamp for my name, or just sign it with a pen.

I gave out most of these ATCs back in October when I was in Portland at Art & Soul. I have a few extra -- email me if you'd like to trade.


cypress sun said...

this is a great idea...i'd love to try this with my logo (when i get one)... love the colors!

Kristin Dudish said...

These look fabulously fun! (So do your zines!)


sandy axelrod said...

Love, love, love your blog. I will be checking on it often! Now that I see how you do your trading cards I might do some when I have time. HaHa! What is that? Oh yeah it's the thing we never have enough of.

Carrie Schmitt said...

What a great idea! I might have to borrow this one. And, I think it would be great to do with kids to for thank you notes or holiday gift tags. Brilliant, sister!