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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ATCs at my guild meeting last night

In a fit of unexplained volunteerism I offered to teach the women in my quilting guild how to make Artist Trading Cards.  Most didn't know what they were. Some didn't care.

I took the cards that others had traded with me to show the many different looks and techniques used in ATCs.(Thank you to all who have traded!) Whenever someone asked me if they could do....whatever, I told them the one rule is that the cards have to be 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches.  Other than that, they could do anything they wanted.  Most were doubtful.

By the end of the evening the ladies were excited!  Each woman had chosen a background fabric for her series of 8 ATCs.  We had butterflies and guitars and batiks and pale soothing colored fabrics waiting the excitement to start. There were beads and ribbons and yarns and lace and buttons and...lots of stuff for embellishing!   Many had embellished at least one card and took stuff (see the list of embellishments above) to finish the rest at home during the month.  Next month they will bring in their cards to trade with each other.  I can't wait to see the finished cards.

 Here are some pictures from the evening.

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