Saturday, June 7, 2014

Composition Book Cover

"Composition Book" Cover

This is swap for the internet group  Stamping, Swapping, Scrapping Democracy (SSSD).  We were to choose a Month and create a theme for that month.  Seven people signed for this swap. We were required to make seven identical covers.
I chose October and a Halloween Theme. 
Once completed, I mailed the seven duplicate covers to the hostess of the swap for distribution among the group members.    

Materials Used:
  • Cut a piece of black heavy card stock  6 1/2" by 8"
  • Cut a piece of orange Cardstock ( I use Bazzill) approx 5 1/2" X 6"
  • The middle of the orange card stock was cut out using a SizzixDie Bigx-Top Note
  • Do not throw the cutaway piece out.  It can be stamped or embellished for future  for card fronts.
  • Cut a piece of punchinella cut from corner to corner of the  base piece
  • Attach the punchinella to the card stock with a piece of double sided tape.
  • The main design ( the spooky house is a cuttlebug die)
  • White pigment ink was dragged over over the house image to give an eerie  effect.
  • The windows and moon where highlighted with gold pen
  • Attach the main design on the backside of the frame with the coloured design showing.
  • Attach the frame with the design to the card on top of the punchinella
  • Stamp a Halloween saying on a piece of orange card stock and attach it to a piece of black card stock.
  • Embellish as desired

A "composition book" cover is a particular style of notebook, pictured below.

Sewing ATC's

Sewing Artist trading card (ATCs) These are miniature works of art about the same size as modern trading cards baseball cards, or 2 12 by 3 12 inches (64 mm × 89 mm)  Generally they are small enough to fit inside shirt pocket. The ATC movement developed out of the mail art movement and has its origins in Switzerland. These Cards are produced in various media, including dry media such as pencils, pens, markers, etc., wet media like watercolor, acrylic paints, etc., paper media in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc. or even metals and fiber. The cards are usually traded or exchanged. Generally ATC's are not sold, only traded.  When sold, they are usually referred to as art card editions and originals (ACEOs).

Here are two ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) I created from Altered Pages materials.

   To make these ATC's:
  • Choose your theme idea 
  • Cut heavy card stock or cardboard (such as an old cereal box) to exactly 2 1/2" X 3 1/2 "
  • Cut and Glue scrapbook paper onto cardboard pieces you just cut out.
  • Print off collage sheets from Altered Pages
  • Cut images from collage sheets
  • Glued images onto cardboard sheet
  • Embellish as desired

Images were cut from a the following Altered Pages collection
  • Sewing collage 
  • Fashion collage
  • Button Sheet
On the back of each card, the artists name, the date it was made, the number of this type of card that were produced, and any other contact information desired. This can be considered a unique form of a business card.

Trading cards offer glimpse into Edmonton art scene Edmonton Journal Friday, July 27, 2007

Artists' trading cards put collectible creations in the palm of your hand Honolulu Star Bulletin Sunday, May 6, 2007