ATC does not just stand for air traffic control

If you enjoy making art and sharing it then this could way to express yourself!

ATC stands for Artist Trading Cards.   They are mini pieces of art.  She same size as a baseball card and they are meant for trading.   2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. 

Some artists sell them but that is highly controversial.

I had heard about ATCs at different art classes but didn’t really get it until I signed up for a meetup event this week.

I made cards to trade based on a theme and brought home cards that others had made.  It was so fun.

These are the cards I made.  The first theme was Butterflies and the second was Letters.   I really enjoyed making these mini mixed media pieces.

Here are closeups of 2 of my favorites.


I encourage everyone to “Get your art on” and stretch your creative muscles.

Search Pinterest or Google images for artist trading cards.  Visit to find local groups.  Last night I found and they post projects for trading by mail. 

I can’t wait to start making more ATCs!

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