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Shaped ATCs

Artist trading cards don't have to be 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 rectangles--you can make them any shape you like.  I try to technically keep to the standard dimensions, meaning that somewhere the card is 2 1/2, and somewhere it is 3 1/2.  (The captions are links, by the way.)
This Poe gothic arch atc is 2 1/2 inches at the base, and 3 1/2 tall.
Vintage Text backgroundand Moth transparency
This bird shaped card is 2 1/2 from the top of his little head to the bottom of his tummy, and 3 1/2 inches long.
This egg shaped collage also meets the technical size of an atc, but obviously in egg form!

This last gothic arch topped atc also opens:

The next time you're out to make an artist trading card, consider the possibilities of creating in not-rectanglular shapes.  
Happy Thursday to you! :)trisha

Spooky ATCs

Spooky ATCs by Debi Tullier Fun, Fun and more fun! ATC's are a fun way to share your techniques. I love experimenting with new methods and my ATCs are no exception. 
Here are my supplies:
Aleene’s tacky glue
Alcohol Markers
91% Alcohol to swirl colors of markers
Dixie Bell Paints
Art Anthology
Metallic marker (on hand)
Stencils on hand
Stencil previously from AlteredPages

Join me next month!

Prizes include papers, stamps, art pencils and more!  Prizes will be given weekly by random drawing to one lucky person.  You simply send a photo of your ATC creation*, we will add it to the blog.  You can submit any day of the week.  Each Sunday a prize will be displayed on the Blog.  The following Sunday a prize will be awarded.  You can submit up to three photos each week.  It's not mandatory, but we would really like for you to incorporate AlteredPages products with your ATCs. *Send your ATC photos one of two ways
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New Design Team Member: Jen Rothstein

We are excited and honored to have

  Mixed Media Artist
Jen Rothstein

from Arizona
Join the Altered Pages Design Team
Jen Rothstein is a Mixed Media artist with over 30 years creative artistic experience. Born and raised in Arizona, she lives in Mesa with her handsome husband and many, many fur-babies. Using mainly collage with a mix of art mediums, she creates ATC's, found poetry art, assorted mail art and art canvases. She also creates mixed media assemblages using what others think of as junk, and turning it into creative art dolls, ornaments and vignettes. Her work has been published twice in ARTtrader e-magazine. She works out of her home studio, Dog-Ma Studio. She and her sister are the creators of a local artist group (Creative Original Artist Cartel), created in honor of their mother. She has sold art at many different venues, and is always thinking of new and varied ways to use common or recyclable items.

ATC Love

Another week gone by and more wonderful ATCs  were submitted.
Does your mood affect your art or creations?   Do you allow it to come through in what you put onto paper or canvas?
Does your sadness or happiness reflect in your art?  Do you find it easier to be free in art than in life?  Do you create with abandon?   Sometimes you just have to let go!  
I have taken classes where the instructor had us close our eyes and paint (within reason!!) and others where you hold the brush by the very top of the handle and barely touch the surface.   

Exercises like these allow you to let go.   Try it sometime, who knows it could open a whole new world of creating for you! 

Using a loose painting method, I made these ATCs for this week.  I used several paint layers and stamps; Art Anthology Sorbet Mint Julep is the base Deco Art Chalk Paint Vintage was brushed on Art Anthology Baby Blue Eyes was added See all of our paints by clicking above. Vintage text pages provided ideas for words Dylusions Stamp and a r…

#September ATCs Week 4

This month on Saturdays we are sharing ATCs from our viewers... Check out the amazing ATCs from this week! I want to apologize to a couple of viewers for missing the first few ATCs from earlier this month! Sewing cutie from Jackie Hedlund ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wonderful art by Gwen Johnson-Brown

Cut-ups from Julia Mitchel  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ More colorful work from June Macfarlane
Woof by Iona B Unny ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ New from Gwen Johnson-Brown

Beautiful Ladies ATCs

Hi, two weeks ago I promised to share the complete altered pocket page with you that I was creating with unusual card bases.  Today, I have a lot of photos for you.  There is a long list of supplies so I'll list them at the end of the post.

There are nine ATC cards involved in the project, which means 18 different designs.  Here we go...

Card one: library book pocket

Card two: Shipping tag

Card three: library charge-out card

Card four: glassine envelope on card stock

Card five: standard playing card