Monday, January 19, 2009

Birthday Artivity!

I brought out my art stuff and asked my family to make ATCs for my birthday-
ATCs or Artist trading cards are collectibles. The dimensions of these cards are 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". Had a lot of fun!

If you'd like to have an activity like this, provide:
cardboard cut to size (2 1/2" x 3 1/2")
magazine clippings
acrylic or watercolor paints
gesso or wall putty (use this on the cardboard to create texture)
different colored gel pens
colored paper to cut up
rubber stamps and pads (or you can use your paint)
needle and dif. colored threads or yarn

I also provided what my sister called a "magic book"- with lots of pre cut paper and interesting pictures. More on how to make your own magic book coming up!

But first a note about my dad- he didn't make an ATC, but in the picture he's holding up a newspaper picture of Manny Pacquiao! That's how funny he is!


  1. That looks so much fun! What a wonderful family activity. :)

  2. Anonymous5:38 AM

    Hello! Thanks for sharing your blog link with me via Swap-Bot. Your artwork is beautiful, and so is your family! :)


  3. Whenever i see your works, either at your shop or here online, it helps me a lot especially when the well runs dry. thank you so much for sharing your art.
    i love your ATCs, i'll try to start mine too so i can keep up with my craftdreams.
    Thanks and ingat lagi!!


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