1,000 Artist Trading Cards: Innovative and Inspired Mixed Media ATCs Paperback – April 1, 2007
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 2.26 pounds
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1592533345
- ISBN-13 : 978-1592533343
- Product Dimensions : 9.13 x 0.75 x 9.25 inches
- Publisher : Quarry Books (April 1, 2007)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #495,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I made my first ATCs years ago and I've used many different materials: paper, cardboard from food packages, duct tape, wood, metal, screening, craft foam and fabric. The jewelry book, in particular, demonstrates how many wonderful creations can result from looking beyond traditional materials. This ATC book consists of, as others have mentioned, mostly fabric ATCs, the majority of them made with a sewing machine. If you're a textile artist, you'll probably enjoy this book; but if--like me--you're looking a variety of ATCs, you'll be disappointed.
The publisher's description (I assume the description came from the publisher) should have made it clear that the emphasis was on fabric "mixed media". If I'd looked at the book's cover and seen that the editor of the book is the editor of "Quilting Arts" and "Cloth Paper Scissors" magazines, that might have given me a clue...I ordered this book, however, with the expectation that it would be as full of innovation as the two previously mentioned books. It's not.
Two interesting cards. That's it.
Mostly fabric and sewing cards. Hardly any hand drawn, mixed media or collage.
This book going to the thrift store after one look.
Otherwise, photos are nice, a few how-to's are included, and the cards are pretty dazzling, but this is not a beginner book nor is it even a well rounded one.
I was a little dissapointed to find that every now and then there would be a group of 5 where only one thing (like the color of a hat) was different, but still concidered 5/1000; I felt a little cheated because of this.
I would suggest the "1000 Artist's Journal Pages" if your looking for inspiration rather than this "1000 ATC's."
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It is true that there is very little text, there are no instructions on how to create these little gems, but that to me is part of the book's appeal. It simply provides the inspiration, shows you what can be done and lets the artist's imagination and expertise create the work of art.
It surprised me that there is so much in this book to interest textile artists. Although in the book much of the work on the ATCs involve the use of collage and, basically, scrapbooking techniques, there are no tedious "how to" instructions given and so the designs can be adapted or used simply for inspiration.
It is obviously a book which inspires more than it informs, but perhaps at the end of the day this book does both of those things.