Artist Trading Cards (and books!)

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Artist Trading Cards, or “ATC’s”, are small one-of-a-kind works of art that are meant to be exchanged or traded, but never sold. They are always 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches and have become a new trend in the art world. We made a bunch of ATC’s with a variety of themes, including collage, stamping, Chinese characters, etc. Each ATC was a mini-lesson in itself! Each student also made and decorated an accordion style book to display their favorite ATC’s.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lyssarae1288
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 09:47:55

    Would absolutely love to know some of the lessons for this and how to do the accordion book with the pockets
    This is awesome!!


  2. Katherine
    Dec 04, 2019 @ 22:52:22

    I enjoy making ATC’s with my students and would LOVE to make these accordion books. Would you (have you?) post a tutorial?


    • uamsler
      Dec 10, 2019 @ 17:23:38

      The books are easy to make: black paper strip cut to 6 by 18. Fold up a 2″ pocket. Accordion fold in 3″ increments. Covers are 3″ by 4″, wrapped in matching origami paper!


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