One thing I love about the Gauche Alchemy Color Kits is that they are a smattering of a dozen good things. It’s a lot like going to TGI Fridays and ordering a table full of appetizers, without all the fat and calories. ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) and color kits are a match made in heaven. When designing on a 3.5 x 2.5 scale color kit items like sequins, buttons and trim are just the sort of details you can put together with little effort and impressive results. As an added bonus, a lot of the tickets, cards and game pieces are appropriately sized for this medium.
I am currently participating in a Betty Page – Vintage Pin-Up Images ATC swap. I made these using the (It’s All) Gravy, Baby! color kit:
If you are on the fence about ordering a color kit, take my word for it, they are packed full of fun stuff and they seem to last forever. And don’t forget, there is a current contest running to name the White kit. You can read all about it here.
Some of my favorite online sources for ATC inspiration is Art E Zine. These ATCs by Carolyn are incredible and you can find oodles of information and ideas at Artist Trading Cards. There is also an ATC group on Flickr which features a wide variety of styles.
Do you have ATCs you’d like to share with us? Please leave a link to your work in the comment section (or upload it to our Flickr group) so we can swing by and check it out :-)