Arts and Crafts Corner: Artist Trading Cards

A few years ago, I heard of something called “Artist Trading Cards.” These are little cards that are 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches (63 mm X 89 mm for the Canadians) that are decorated with some kind of “Art.” I’m not an artist, but I do love coloring and painting for fun, and these tiny cards were the perfect small canvas on which to work. The purpose of artist trading cards is right there in the name–you’re supposed to trade your tiny works of art.

So what I’m proposing is if there are any “miniature craft inclined” folks here on Crasstalk, is that we set up a group to create and trade some artist trading cards. We can then take photos (or scan) the works and create an online gallery for our creations.

You can purchase artist trading cards at any local art shop. I usually buy mine at a specialty paper store in MacArthur Park. They are incredibly inexpensive and you can use any kind of art material you want. I tend to use a lot of crayon, and sometimes, nail polish.

If you’re interested in starting up a swap with folks, please post below or email crasstalkatc at gmail dot com. I’m not exactly sure how we can try and make this work, but if anyone at all is interested, we can hammer out a plan together.

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