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Artist Trading Cards

Strathmore Artist Trading Cards - CREATE  SWAP  COLLECT 

Strathmore® Artist Trading Cards makes it easy for artists to express themselves in a small format, then exchange their creations in a big way. Use artist trading cards as the ultimate in personalised, collectable, business cards.

What are artist trading cards?
Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. Artists create, trade and collect art at organized "swap" events, either in person or online. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5" x 3.5".

How did the movement start?
In 1997, M. Vanci Stirnemann, a Swiss artist, created 1200 cards by hand as part of an exhibit. On the last day, he invited others to create their own cards and trade with him during the closing reception. The movement took off, and today, there are ATC swaps in almost every major city around the world. There are also many online swaps.

How do I create ATCs?
Most swaps are open to any media, materials or techniques as long as the card fits into a standard trading card sleeve. ATCs are traded, not sold. However, there are some artists who choose to sell cards. Cards that are sold are called Art Card Editions and Originals (ACEO).

How do I trade cards?
You can locate an in-person swap in your area, find an online swap, or organize your own swap. There are a number of Web sites that others have created to help artists get started. They can be found by doing online searches using key words such as “artist trading cards.”

Strathmore 300 series Artist Trading Cards are made from Strathmore's economical bristol weight board available in two...
Strathmore 300 series Canvas Paper Artist Trading Cards are made from Strathmore canvas textured paper for the canvas look,...
Strathmore 400 Series Acrylic Artist Trading Cards have a heavyweight linen canvas finish perfect for acrylic painting.
Strathmore 400 series Textured Artist Trading Cards feature a heavyweight textured art paper for a variety of techniques.
Strathmore 400 Series Watercolour Artist Trading Cards made with Strathmore Intermediate grade watercolour paper popular...
Strathmore 500 Series Illustration Board Artist Trading Cards have a Vellum surfaced toothy finish drawing surface for dry...
Strathmore Assorted Pack of Artist Trading Cards contains 2 sheets each of Vellum Bristol, Smooth Bristol, Canvas, Textured...
Strathmore Bamboo Artist Trading Cards are made from 90% tree-friendly bamboo and 10% cotton with a textured surface paper...
Strathmore Black Board Artist Trading Cards are made from 100% cotton fibre and have an archival surface perfect for art,...
Envelopes for Strathmore Artist Trading Cards, protect your artist trading cards in white wove envelopes.
Strathmore Artist Trading Card Frame Cards including envelopes, tri-fold cards feature a cut out window which accommodates...
Strathmore Artist Trading Cards Sleeves, protect and store your artist trading cards with these clear rigid vinyl top...

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