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When we first discovered altered art a few years ago I thought that we had found something really new and exciting, but in fact this form of creative expression is not new, and actually has a history stretching back over many centuries...
Although most of the usual techniques for making ATCs can be used when you make canvas artist trading cards, some must be adapted because of the rougher texture of the canvas...
Are you a keen textile artist looking for something different? Why not try your hand at fabric artist trading cards? Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we'll tell you what you need to know.
We complete our series of articles with a look at how to make artist trading cards that are, if not completely different, a little bit different from the usual...
In the third article of our series we give you some hints on how to finish your artist trading cards, and how to store and display your finished artwork. We tell you what information you should include on the back of your cards, and explain the difference between one-of-a-kind creations, limited editions and series.
We continue our series of articles on making artist trading cards with advice on choosing a theme for your cards. We then go on to look at focal points and embellishments, discuss the use of lettering and talk briefly about composition.
In the first article of our series we look at the basics of making artist trading cards, and give you a few tips and techniques for creating the backgrounds for your cards.
Who says size isn't important? These miniature works of art must be 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size, but otherwise when creating artist trading cards you are limited only by your own imagination...
Have you been bitten by the 'inchie bug' yet?
Inchies are the latest thing to hit the altered and mixed-media art scene. They are tiny pieces of art just one inch square, usually made from mount board, with a background, focal point and embellishments, much like artist trading cards. Also as with artist trading cards, some enthusiasts like to make them from fabric.
Although they can stand as works of art in their own right, you may also wish to incorporate them into larger pieces of artwork, such as artist trading cards, mixed-media canvases etc.
A large number of inchies could be made into a mosaic, or you could use them to cover a plain picture frame for an unusual and dramatic effect.
We are pleased to announce the launch of Altered Art News, our occasional web journal that keeps you up-to-date with what's new at altered-art.net and what's happening in the world of altered and mixed-media art.
We'll tell you about new or updated articles on the website, trends and events in the world of altered and mixed-media art, and previous articles that might be worth another look.