Monday, June 03, 2013

Trading Cards

Since discovering Zentangle, I have bought about eight or nine books mostly written by Suzanne McNeill.  I read in one book about how people (Zentangle artist and artist in general, I think) use Artist Trading Cards.  Cards can be a series or each can be different.  I stumbled on to them at Jerry's and decided I wanted to try them.  So last week when I should have been doing so many other things, I created my own artist trading cards.  I will put all of the ones I have made so far.  I have my favorites but won't tell you until later which ones I favor.  
 Leaves and Sky
 Purple Tulips
 Happy Yellow
 Betwix and Betweed
Each card can have a mixture of Micron pens, watercolor paints, watercolor pencils, and a shading pencil.  I sprayed a Workable Fixative so that nothing will rub off or run.  I found the trading cards in Bristol board, Watercolor paper and there was another kind of paper which totally escapes me now but they all measure 2.5X3.5 inches.  They don't fit into a business card case so if you carry any of these with you; it will require a special case.  I read that people give them names, number them, then put down the artist name and I think a state.  So there are my first attempts to tangling Artist Trading Cards.  I have three packets of them; two in watercolor paper and one in bristol board.  Each packet has ten blanks.  I have no idea who I will give these to but just thought it was such a cool idea.  What do you all think?


deborah said...

I LOVE all of them!!! The one with the braided look, especially. So beautiful, Vickie!!!

vlb5757 said...

Thanks. I try to work on it everyday instead of cleaning house! ha!

Geraldine Kiser said...


Sherrie and Becky said...

they are all beautiful, and I love your colors
If you are interested in ATC swaps or challenges, try "" they have dozens of themed swaps going at any given time

thanks for sharing

vlb5757 said...

Thanks Sherrie and Becky, I will absolutely look into the site. I don't think I have heard of that one before.