Artist Trading Cards with Texture
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My favorite alternative to art texture plates is plastic embroidery mesh from the fabric store. If you buy them large … Read More

Mini School Paper Art Trading Cards
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I’ve had a lot of fun creating over-sized school paper for projects, so I thought it might be a fun … Read More

Art Trading Card Template
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I had so much fun with my first ATC Line Art template I decided I’d make one more. This time … Read More

Fuzzy Mice
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Here’s a simple mouse collage idea that I modified today from a few years ago. The fuzzy bodies contrast nicely … Read More

Coffee Filter Watercolor Hearts
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If you paint and cut out coffee filters, you just might get some really pretty Valentine cards. My students let … Read More

Sticker Snowmen Card
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Students can learn how to make their sticker snowmen card come to “life” by altering where the face and buttons … Read More

Watercolor Jewels
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Here’s what my Art Trading Card students did last week, a series of jewel shapes that were painted with watercolor … Read More

Bleeding Tissue Paper Skies
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This was such a fun bleeding tissue paper discovery. Turns out if you cut small squares, and apply them with … Read More

Totem Pole ATC Cards
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I love how trading card sleeves allow for some puzzle-like layouts, so I’ve made a template that lets students create … Read More

Kitty Collage ATCs
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I’m learning that when I try to come with a new art trading card project, it helps to look for … Read More

Animal Head ATCs
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Art Trading Cards are simply mini works of art, the size of baseball cards (2.5″ x 3.5″). I’m bringing them … Read More

ATC House Collage
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I made my collage the art trading card size, 2.5″ x 3.5″, but it would look great at any size. … Read More

Valentine Trading Cards
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An art trading card is 2.5″ x 3.5″ in size and fits in a standard baseball card sleeve. They are … Read More

Valentine Stamps
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These stamp edges were made with a hole punch, punching just a half hole all around the outside of an … Read More

Shape to Cubes Art Trading Cards
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I knew this hexagon paper punch would come in handy sooner or later. It made the perfect stencil so students … Read More

Snowflake Art Trading Cards
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I think my favorite thing about art trading cards and plastic sleeves, is that they instantly look laminated.  MATERIALS Watercolor … Read More

Sticker Snowman Art
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Students can learn how to make their sticker snowman art come to “life” by altering where the face and buttons … Read More

Snowy Landscape Art Trading Cards
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Some hole-punch paper circles can make some pretty “snowflakes” on a painted landscape. I like the bright white circles that … Read More

Scotch Tape Fall Trees
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All the supplies for these fall art trading cards actually came from my local Staples store. MATERIALS Card stock paper, … Read More

Halloween Art Project Cat Collage
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Here is one of my most pinned Halloween art projects, that also happens to be one of my favorites. It … Read More

Spiderweb Art Trading Cards
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I never realized how much spiderwebs have in common with zentangles, which are basically repeated shapes. Try some fine tipped … Read More

Jeweled Klimt Art Trading Card
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I think my students are going to get spoiled today. This is what you can make if a friend who … Read More

Paper Quilt ATCs
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Here’s my project for tomorrow’s Art Trading Card Class: paper quilt squares. I’m still so fond of how the plastic … Read More

Little Buildings ATCs
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My new plan for creating art trading card projects is to just think of making multiples of things. I love … Read More

Dinosaur Art Trading Cards
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There is just something really cool about how white paint markers look on brown paper. I used them before with … Read More

“Things that are Orange” ATC Cards
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One approach for an art trading card class is to think of a category, and challenge students to fill in … Read More

Fun with Animals ATC Template
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I had so much fun with recent ATC templates that I thought I’d make one more. This time I plan … Read More

Art Trading Card Art, Lines Only Please
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This art trading card art project asks you to take a color photo and create a world around it using … Read More

Paper Weaving ATC Cards
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Call this a weaving sampler, it’s one way to introduce just the very basic idea of “over and under” to … Read More

Black and White Art Trading Cards
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These ATC cards were made with stickers I found at Staples and some black card stock paper. My students got … Read More

Warhol Art Trading Cards
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If you are familiar with Andy Warhol’s art, then you might know that he celebrated repetition that came with popular … Read More

Little Letter ATC Cards
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I’ve had a lot of fun creating over-sized school paper for projects, so I thought it might be a fun … Read More

Fossil Art Trading Cards
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There is something about white drawings on brown kraft paper that I find just find totally charming. Granted, the poster … Read More

Pieced Snowflake Art Trading Cards
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I crossed my Snowflake Resist posting with my Art Trading Card class and came up with this project today. I … Read More

Crazy Watercolor ATCs
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Lemon juice dropped on a watercolor painting will make some pretty cool shapes if left to sit for a few … Read More

Leaf Art Trading Cards
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I went back to my favorite markers today, Sharpie brush, for my ATC class. Those brush tips just make for … Read More

Art Trading Cards for Kids
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I have admired Art Trading Cards for years, amazed at what some dedicated artists can create on the very small … Read More

Sticker Art Trading Cards
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Sometimes kid’s creativity just blows me away. I brought round colored stickers to my Art Trading Card class today, thinking … Read More