Wednesday, 27 April 2011

A hand made book to display ATC / ACEO art cards

Recently I won a "winner takes all" competition in a group on Flickr. What to do with the artist trading cards, on the theme of birds, which flew in through the letter box over the following couple of weeks. Aha!! Eureka!. I thought about my recent glue book projects and decided that I would bravely stick the ATC's into a hand-made book. Sacrilige, I hear you say? Well no I don't think so, I will always want to keep them as a set and so this seemed like a great idea.

This is the cover, One of my entries. The pages for this book were plain brown card, with green covers which had been stamped all over to give a background pattern. the lettering was cut from a newspaper and stuck down, Artful Ideas is the name of the group.

I added a ripped piece of craft paper to run across each page and stamped "twirly" designs on the page prior to glueing down the  ATC on each page. the following images are more of the completed pages.

I am quite proud of the result and will, I am sure, cherish the book as a momento into my old age. Who am I kidding, into my old age? I start to draw my Old Age Pension in a few months, I am there already, LOL

I have included this as one of the techniques for displaying artist trading cards in your collection on my Squidoo lens ( lens = a single page web site focusing on a niche topic), Collecting and Displaying Artist Trading Cards. Check out the lens for more ideas, some of them garnered from around the web.


PennyD said...

This is a great idea. Smacks forehead with palm. I have made some ATCs that I don't want to trade. Sort of those one-of-a-kind that just worked out perfect and kind of tickle your own fancy. I just have them stuck in a little box. Your booklet is a way better idea and it's showy to boot. Thanks for the idea.

Artyfax said...

HI Penny, have replied on your bog.

The Altered Paper said...

What a great idea John! It turned out Fantastic. Tee

Artyfax said...

Thanks Tee

Trevor Campbell said...

Nice book, Iv have seen a similar thing at a new blog
she also seems to create similar things.