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1000 Artist Trading Cards

Innovative and Inspired Mixed-Media ATCs

written by Patricia Bolton

Tower Books | ISBN 9781592533343

Paperback – 320 pages

Part of the 1000 Series series.

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Making artist trading cards (ATCs) is a hugely popular activity for artists. Originally a paper/collage-based art form, ATCs have caught on with crafters working in a range of mediums and are now just as popular among fabric and mixed-media artists. ATCs are mini artworks, the size of a playing card, often created as limited editions, containing on the back of each card the artist's name and contact information. The idea is to make them and then give, trade or share them with others. This collection inspires with 1000 original cards in a beautiful pageant of colour, composition and creative use of materials. The book also includes a special section devoted to explaining what ATCs are, how to get started and includes some exciting technique information. Curated by Patricia Bolton, founder and editor-in-chief of two of the most exciting creative magazines on the news stands, the book meets the Quarry Books mission of offering artistic and challenging new ideas to traditional paper artists, scrapbookers, mixed-media artists and quilters by merging paper, fabric and surface embellishment through experimentation and discovery.

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