Artist Trading Cards make it easy for artists to express themselves in a small format and exchange their creations with other artists. Artists can create, trade, and collect these trading cards at “swap" events. The only official rule for ATCs is that the size is 2.5" x 3.5".
Cards are available in the following types:
Bristol Smooth/Vellum (300 Series): An economical Bristol weight board available in two surfaces. Smooth finish is excellent for mechanical drawing, pencil, pen and ink and ideal for experimentation with airbrush. Vellum finish is great for any dry media including charcoal and pastel.
Available in packs of 20 sheets in Smooth or Vellum (100 lb.)
Watercolor (400 series): This intermediate grade watercolor paper is popular with watercolorists of all levels. The versatile, felt finished paper is ideal for mastering watercolor techniques or finished pieces. 10 sheet packs of 140 lb., cold-press papers are available.
Acrylic (400 Series): This 246 lb., linen finish paper is perfect for acrylic painting. Available in packs of 10 sheets.
Illustration Board (500 Series): This Vellum surface paper offers a toothy finish for any dry media. 5 sheet packs are available in 42 pt.
Canvas Paper (300 Series): This canvas-textured, 115 lb. paper is great for practicing techniques with oils and acrylics. Available in packs of 10 sheets.
Assorted: This pack contains 2 sheets each of Vellum Bristol, Smooth Bristol, Canvas, Textured Paper, and Watercolor. Pack also includes 1 sheet each of Illustration Board and Acrylic, all totaling 12 sheets per package.
Frame Cards w/Envelopes: Frame Cards are tri-fold cards that feature a cutout window which can accommodate an Artist Trading Card (2.25" x 3.25" opening). The cards slide easily into the pocket and provide a great way to display or send trading cards. Each pack comes with 6 frames (3.5" x 4.875") and envelopes (3.625" x 5.125").