In June, for the first time in ages, I did an Artist Trading Card swap. As part of Sherwood Art Week each artist produced sixteen cards to swap with the other artists involved in the swap and one card for an exhibit. You could prepare a random selection of cards, a series or make them all the same. I prepared a series of cards with a background of a vintage union flag, an image of a British landmark or something 'British' with an ultra thick embossing enamel (UTEE) embellishment, the colour mixed to replicate an old wax seal. All elements were rubber stamped, using a selection of ink types and aged with Distress Inks.
Here are a few of my creations
In the swap I got some great ATCs, in return, including one made from glass. Here are some of my favourites. Lots of different mediums were used in everyone's mini pieces of art including watercolour, acrylic, printmaking, ceramics and even altered carrier bags. The one I liked best was the 'NG5', with the image of Player's Navy Cut. All of that series were based around images of Sherwood, and also included the actual post code and map of the specific area where the photo was taken.