Quick and Easy Artist Trading Cards Using Only Painted Backgrounds
Learn how to create backgrounds on demand to use as instant art.
If you find yourself with little time to create, but you have a strong desire to make something, give this project a try. You’ll need about 30 minutes, so turn off your notifications so you’re not distracted by social media and put on your favourite music.
Wouldn’t it be nice to receive a mixed media miniature art piece instead of a store bought greeting card? or maybe as a framed piece of art? I knew I wanted this design to be sized for multiple purposes, so 2.5″ x 3.5″ would take care of ATC’s, greeting cards or framed artwork. Whoever receives this can frame it, or glue it to a greeting card blank and further upcycle it, or just display it with other ATC’s. Functional art is always something that’s fun to create.
For this miniature art idea, I took something from family members and used it in the design. I wrote down their names on a piece of paper, including my own, cut it up into strips, put it in a bowl and picked out 6 names. With those names, I then wrote down the first thing that came to my mind when I thought about the person. I used that in the design.
Guess what? we get to make another miniature art project! This design is super simple and you can change out just a couple of things to make it for any type of theme.