Thursday, January 1, 2009
New ATC Rolodex Group
As everyone can see I love to make ATC's. If you haven't already tried this fun project, give it a try! I like the jams better than just theme trades. If you don't know what the heck I'm talking about, here's a condensed version:
ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) Rule 1: Cards are 2.5" x 3.5"(baseball card/playing card size) unless otherwise specified, Rule 2: ATC's are traded, never sold.
ATC Jams: Cards are created in multiples of 3. The first person creates 3 base cards with a backgrounds and anything else they choose, they then send it onto someone else in the group and they put their artwork on the card, as well as a label with their information on the back, then they send it onto a 3rd person who adds their artwork and label, then keeps one card and sends the other 2 to the first person, the first person keeps one and sends the last one onto the second person. That's a Jam! Most of the people I jam with also add 3 or more new backgrounds along with the Jam they are in onto another person.
I've decided to put a twist on ATC's. I've created a Yahoo Group for Rolodex Jams. All rules of an ATC Jam still apply, except that we are putting them on Rolodex cards. There are several sizes of Rolodex cards, but we will be using; the small ones are 2.25" x 4", the larger ones (usually on the rotary files) are 3" x 5". If you'd like a better view, check out www.rolodex.com and you can see all the items.
Rolodexes can be purchased very inexpensively on eBay or at WalMart.