Artist Trading Card - Good News

Who doesn’t like getting goodies in the mail!

In this video lesson, you will learn how to create an artist trading card (ATC) based on a fortune cookie quote “Good news will be brought to you by mail” and of course this is fitting, as I’m sending this ATC to someone as part of the Art Place swap (Fortune Cookies).

Artist Trading Card Surface

  • 2.5″ x 3.5″ cardstock from packaging material.
  • You can use any type of heavier stock such as 140lb watercolour or mixed media paper, chipboard or Terra Skin


  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
    • Transparent Red Iron Oxide – DMFA41
    • Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide – DMFA42
    • Quinacridone Burnt Orange – DMFA31
    • Carbon Black – DMFA05
  • DecoArt Dazzling Metallics
    • Black Pearl – DA122
    • Peacock Pearl – DA314

Prep and Mediums

  • DecoArt Media
    • White Gesso – DMM18
    • Black Gesso – DMM19
    • White Tinting Base – DMM29
    • Americana Decou-Page Glue, Sealer & Finish – Paper – DS115

Collage Materials

  • Americana Decou-Page Paper – Vintage Silhoutte- DP09
  • Die-cut Butterfly (any type of butterfly focal point is fine)

Stamp Materials

  • Circles and Swirls stamp
  • Black Archival Ink Pad
  • ATC Label Stamp and White Embossing Powder (optional)
  • Fortune Cookie quote printed on regular printer paper (Good News Will be Brought to You by Mail)

Tools and Specialty Products

  • DecoArt Application and Texture Tools:  DAS221
  • Dual Sided Paint Pouncers -DABK19-K


  • Royal Aqualon
    • 1/2″ Glaze – R2700
    • #12, 10 & 8 Shader – R2150
    • #0 & 5 Round – R2250

General Supplies:

  • Royal Brush Square Brush Basin – RD325
  • Unstick Reusable Arts and Crafts Sheet
  • Mister Bottle Filled with Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby Wipes, Kitchen Wipes or Kitchen cloths (for dry rub application)
  • Heat Gun
  • Scissors

Manufacturer Information:

  • DecoArt/Americana:
  • Royal Brush:
  • Unstick:

What did you think?

Have you ever participated in an ATC swap before? if you’d like to check out the ATC swap that’s currently taking place and get more information about what a swap is, click here.  But first, share in the comments below what quote you would use on this Artist Trading Card?