DEC 2016


vintage and glitter holiday artist trading card with chaos sleeping

Chaos Supervising

I had a guest during the filming of the video lesson.

Do you get bored sending store bought holiday cards to people?  Why not create a vintage holiday artist trading card for your special friend or family member?

ATC’s can be looked as “miniature art” and of course, you want to create something really unique.  Do you ever get stuck wondering where to start if you don’t have a bunch of supplies?

Years ago, I would have the same problem and a mixed media artist would inspired me and I’d feel drained because I’d have to buy about a hundred dollars worth of supplies.. just to create a small piece of art.

I know better… creating art isn’t about using the exact same supplies in the video lesson.  I’d like to show you how to use what you have in your stash, where you can get some printables (for free) and only use a couple of holiday themed pieces to create a truly unique vintage holiday artist trading card.

Don’t want to create an ATC… then create it in any size you want…it’s totally possible with this technique.

vintage holiday artist trading card
vintage holiday artist trading card

Vintage Holiday Artist Trading Card

Here’s What You’ll Need


  • 2.5″ x 3.5″ 300lb watercolour paper (card stock is fine)

Paint Palette:

  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
    • Transparent Red Iron Oxide – DMFA41
    • Phthalo Green-Blue – DMFA24
    • Pyrrolle Red – DMFA18
    • Interference Green – DMFA103
  • DecoArt Dazzling Metallics – Bright Brass – DA338

Prep and Mediums

  • DecoArt Media Matte Medium – DMM20
  • DecoArt Media White Gesso – DMM18
  • DecoArt Media Liquid Glass – DMM14
  • DecoArt Chalk Finish Medium – DS133
  • Americana Decou-Page Matte – DS106

Tools and Accessories

  • Application and Texture Tools – DAS221


  • DecoArt Glass Enamels Stick on Stencil – Mod – AGS219


  • Americana Decou-Page Paper – Gold Trends – DP103
  • Vintage Printables


  • DecoArt Glamour Dust – Crystal – DAS37
  • Rhinestones
  • Wood Die Cut – JOY


  • Journaling Lines Stamp
  • StazOn Stamp Pad – Jet Black


  • Royal & Langnickle Majestic
    • 3/4″ Wash – R4700
    • #6, 10 & 12 Shader – R4150
  • Royal Soft-Grip
    • #8 Bristle Bright – SG1425
  • Clear Choice
    • 3/16″ White Bristle Dome – 1113

General Supplies:

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


Ready to Make This?

vintage holiday artist trading card

What do you think?

Have you ever made a vintage holiday artist trading card before?  please share in the comments below.