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Strathmore Makes it Easy for Artists to Express Themselves in a Small Format, then Exchange their Creations in a Big Way

Join the Strathmore Artist Trading Cards movement. Create your artwork on ATCs, trade them, sell them and grow your collection. Comes in a variety of different paper consistencies and textures to suit your specific needs. Learn more about the ATC movement by clicking on the Learn More tab above.

Bristol Smooth — 2.5" x 3.5", 20pk
Bristol Vellum — 2.5" x 3.5", 20pk
Canvas Paper — 2.5" x 3.5", 10pk
Bristol Smooth Bristol Vellum Canvas Paper

Watercolor — 2.5" x 3.5", 10pk
Acrylic — 2.5" x 3.5", 10pk
Textured — 2.5" x 3.5", 20pk
Watercolor Acrylic Textured

Assorted Pack — 2.5" x 3.5", 12pk
Envelopes, 3" x 4"
Sleeves, 3" x 4.5"
Assorted Pack Envelopes Sleeves

Bamboo — 2.5" x 3.5", 10pk
Black Board — 2.5" x 3.5", 10pk
500 Series Illustration Board — 2.5" x 3.5", 5pk
Bamboo Black Board Black Board
Frame Cards — 2.5" x 3.5", 6pk
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ATC What are artist trading cards?
Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. Artists crate, trade and collect art at organized "swap" events, either in person or online. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5" x 3.5"

How did the movement start?
In 1997, M. Vanci Stirnemann, a Swiss artist created 1200 cards by hand as part of an exhibit. One the last day, he invited others to create their own cards and trade with him during the closing reception. The movement took off and today there are ATC swaps in almost every major city around the world. There are also many online swaps.

How do I create ATCs?
Most swaps are open to any media, materials or techniques as long as the card fits into a standard trading card sleeve. ATCs are traded, not sold. However, there are some artists who choose to sell cards. Cards that are sold are called Art Card Editions and Originals (ACEO).

How do I trade cards?
You can locate an in-person swap in your area, find an online swap or organize your own swap. There are a number of websites that others have created to help artists get started. They can be found by doing online searches using key words such as "artist trading cards."