I have a fun new hobby using mixed-media techniques to make mini works of art and they are officially called Artist Trading Cards. At 2″ by 3″, these are playing card sized collages and they are fun to make and trade with other artists.
I thought I’d share a great link and some of my own artist trading cards I recently made.
These are great to try if you would like to get into art but are daunted by a white blank page. The small size is less intimidating and a great way to try out new color combinations. If they don’t work out, you don’t lose much time or materials.
Here are three in a similar theme (I placed them on a blue page in my art journal).
I haven’t traded any, but mostly because I don’t know of any artists to trade them with.
So far, I’m just playing with my acrylic and watercolor paints and having fun. This is one creative activity that just makes me happy and they are like little love notes to myself that brighten my day.
I might start giving them out to people I meet with contact information on them, in lieu of business cards.