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ATC ACEO Trading Cards??

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 24, 2011, 6:48 AM




So I was cleaning my room like going all out throwing things away,and getting everything to set up my tattoo studio,well I was going through my art tupperware,and saw that I had some artist trading cards.
Now if you don't know what ATC or ACEO is then,let me explain.
They are these pack of papers you get ,they're small there only rule for ATC is that they are 2.5 inches by 3.5 inces you get 20 sheets and it says in bold Artist Trading Cards. They have all kind of different kind of paper just like when you go to buy a sketch pad or whatever,I have bristol board paper,its mainly for portrait drawing cause its really smooth paper.But you can get all kind watercolor,whatever.They have them in the art section at most craft stores.
They are cheap too $3.00 for the pack.


Anywho! I want to start selling them. They will be tattoo related drawings on them and kawaii as well since I've had alot of hits with selling kawaii items.

They are awesome to buy and sell if you are into art,you're collecting artwork from people and you can even put them in those sleeve things that you put your pokemon cards in and have it a a coffee table book,to look at whenever. :)

SO I just wanted to see if people would be interested in me selling them on my etsy???????
They won't be expensive or anything.
And if you want to see some cool ones already made type: aceo in deviantart art search and youll see amazing pieces that dont seem like they can fit on such a small piece of paper.


And if I didnt explain good enough I got this off the site strathmoreartist.com/atc


What are artist trading cards?
Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. Artists create, trade and collect art at organized "swap" events, either in person or online. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5" x 3.5".

How did the movement start?
In 1997, M. Vanci Stirnemann, a Swiss artist, created 1200 cards by hand as part of an exhibit. On the last day, he invited others to create their own cards and trade with him during the closing reception. The movement took off, and today, there are ATC swaps in almost every major city around the world. There are also many online swaps.

How do I create ATCs?
Most swaps are open to any media, materials or techniques as long as the card fits into a standard trading card sleeve. ATCs are traded, not sold. However, there are some artists who choose to sell cards. Cards that are sold are called Art Card Editions and Originals (ACEO).

How do I trade cards?
You can locate an in-person swap in your area, find an online swap, or organize your own swap. There are a number of Web sites that others have created to help artists get started. They can be found by doing online searches using key words such as “artist trading cards.”

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