Artists trading card project

 Artist cards for January 1st to January 9th, 2017

Artist cards for January 1st to January 9th, 2017

A year long project that I wanted to do is making a art card for each day for this year. I am using Artist Trading Cards (ATC). ATCs are inspired by Swiss artist M. Vanci Stirnemann who created thousands of small art cards for a show and then invited others to create their own and trade with him. Today, artist trading cards are a "official" art form (with rules). THE RULES: cards measure 2.5 by 3.5 inches. If you trade with others, they are ATC. If you sell them, they are Art Card Editions or Originals (end of rules). Creating art cards is a enjoyable project. I found as I made these cards that they are a great way to try out designs and sketches that I would not try a full image of to roughly see how they would "look" in color and layout. I also made larger images and then cut them into ATC size to view the image in sections. I will post more cards on the blog soon.