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21  New ATC's, backgrounds made from recycled magazine pages in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by BeaG on: May 26, 2011 06:57:57 AM
For these ATC's I used coloured strips that I tore from magazine pages as a background (yay for recycling!).

For the first set of three I cut canaries out of a pet shop flyer and added little gold coloured music notes stickers. I first glued the canaries onto printer paper and then cut them out again with a thin white edge, to make them stand out from the background.

For the second set of three I cut fantasy trees out of white paper.

For both sets I made the background a little smaller then the normal size of an ATC and then glued it onto a regular size background, to get the white border.









I hope you like them.
Please feel free to use the same background technique.
Kind regards,
BeaG
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22  Re: Share a technique in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by BeaG on: May 14, 2011 11:50:58 AM
I'm new to this thread, but have been an ATC making and trading addict since last January, and thought I'd share a technique: using recycled magazine pages (nope, not for cutting and pasting pictures, but for making coloured strips of paper with all kinds of patterns).

How does it work?
You tear the coloured parts of old magazine pages into strips (could be any part of a page, for instance a picture of a person, of flowers, of a building, a road, of textile, advertisements, backgrounds, etc.; just look for pretty colours and interesting patterns). Then...
1. You can use the strips as they are, on a cardstock background, like this:

2. You can glue them on a piece of printer paper, draw a silhouet on the back, cut it out and glue that onto cardstock:



3. Or you can combine the two, and cut a white border around your silhouet:

4. Or you can simply use the coloured stripes as a background.
(I made several of those, but haven't photographed them yet.

I don't want this post to be pic obese, so if you want to see more examples, check out my Flickr ATC set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/made_by_beag/sets/72157625790653892/

For glue I use Pritt sticks.

And be warned: this technique is highly addictive and once you have tried it, you want to tear up every magazine you see (which could get you into trouble)!

Enjoy!
BeaG

PS: as you probably already noticed from the pictures: magazine printing is hard to scan! I now started photographing instead of scanning this type of ATC's.
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23  Abstract acrylics paintings (ATC's) in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by BeaG on: April 01, 2011 08:22:14 AM
I painted these ATC's with acrylics.



I hope you like them.
Thank you for looking!
BeaG
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24  Vintage/Antique Black & White in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by BeaG on: March 26, 2011 05:17:05 AM
I made these ATC's using:
- black cardstock
- a marker
- pages from a 1920 book
- clippings from a 1922 encyclopedia (Larousse)
- orginial photographs (found on a flea market)








I hope you like them.
Which one is your favorite?
BeaG
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25  Markers on cardstock: flower power in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by BeaG on: March 23, 2011 01:45:58 AM
Here are three more ATC's that I made.
I drew them with markers on cardstock (not the best choice of paper, too absorbing).
Here they are:



Only after scanning them I realized that I forgot some of the black lines..., but I decided to leave them like this, even though I'm sort of a perfectionist (understatement...).
I hope you like them.
BeaG
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26  Gentleman with wings, ATC's 73, 74, 75 in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by BeaG on: March 19, 2011 03:39:27 AM
Three more paper collage (minimalistic) ATC's I made:



They remind me of Monty Python.
I hope you like them.
BeaG
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27  Hoopla: hearts galore! in Needlework: Completed Projects by BeaG on: March 08, 2011 02:50:02 AM
Hi everyone,
This is the first time I post in the needlework section of Craftster. Yay!
I usually incorporate my embroidery work into other projects, but this time I cross-stitched for the sake of cross-stitching and made my very first hoopla.
Normally I design my own crafts, but this time I used designs from DMC (from the special edition 'Heart, 400 cross-stitch designs'), because they are so darned cute.
I covered the back with eco-felt.


I hope you like it.
Kind regards,
BeaG
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28  Ballet ATC's in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by BeaG on: March 07, 2011 02:44:42 AM
I'd like to show you three more collage ATC's (70, 71, 72).
Materials used: paper prints, luxury papers, stickers.



I hope you like them.
Kind regards,
BeaG
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29  Cat ATC's (collage) in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by BeaG on: March 03, 2011 02:26:07 AM
For this series of ATC's I cut a cat out of a box of catfood, scanned it and resized the picture in Photoshop.
The backgrounds are made from luxury papers (the last two of them have glitters, but that doesn't really show up in the scans).



I hope you like them.
Kind regards,
BeaG
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30  Royal Birds ? in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by BeaG on: February 24, 2011 01:53:21 AM
My ATC's 58, 59 and 60:



I hope you like them.
BeaG
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