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Thread: Quilted Artist Trading Cards

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    Senior Member janeknapp's Avatar
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    Are any of you making artist trading cards that are quilted?

    Here are the quilted Artist Trading Cards that I have made using Derwent Inktense pencils and tangle patterns (Zentangle style). I use Sakura Micron Pigma pens .05, 01, 05, and 08. I also use Pentel Gel Roller for Fabric pens. The black pens are used after applying and activating the dry color.

    I have looked at quilted ones on the internet, but I would like to see ones that you have made.

    For a tutorial on using Inktense pencils go to: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-140040-1.htm

    Artist Trading Cards are 2.5" x 3.5", the size of a playing card. Quilted ones can be made with a layer of Peltex (or other brand) as the center layer which adds stiffness.

    Search on Google or other search engine for "quilted artist trading cards."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist_trading_cards
    http://www.art-cards.org/

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    Wow, yours are really nice, I have been wanting to make some, but yours are superior to anything I could make...........calla

    Those poppies are making me speechless..................

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    How beautiful. What do you do with them? Do they go into a quilt? You do fantistic work. BrendaK

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    Lovely - do you buy your cards ready cut to size, or cut your own?

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    I love them all! :D:D:D

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    An Art + Quilt study group in our guild is having a swap when Lyric Kinard, quilt teacher of the year for 2011 by the International Association of Professional Quilters, presents at our quilt show in Cedar Rapids, IA, in September.

    I had never heard of ATC before and wasn't sure I wanted to participate. I don't know what I'll do with them, but after making mine, I don't want to give them away. : )

    They are just very little quilts that get swapped or sold. I think some people keep them in plastic sleeves or sheets with pockets.

    I use muslin (Jo-Ann's Legacy Studio). I draw with a pencil and color. I make more than one on a piece of fabric. I layer with Peltex and backing, free motion stitch, cut apart, and then stitch around the edges.

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    Very nice

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    janeknapp, your cards are fabulous. I love the patterns you have drawn on them. I have been practising Zentangles for the past couple of weeks and feel like trying it on fabric now but your use of colour first is a great idea. I was thinking of making some in just blck and white. Now I will have to try both plain and coloured. Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaK
    How beautiful. What do you do with them? Do they go into a quilt? You do fantistic work. BrendaK
    Thanks for the compliment!

    My husband said to tell you that the artist trading cards are actually little quilts for leprechauns. :lol:

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    Those are some of the cutest things I've ever seen!!

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    [quote=calla]Wow, yours are really nice, I have been wanting to make some, but yours are superior to anything I could make...........calla

    Don't sell yourself short. These are the first cards I've made. It really isn't that hard. Once you've got a basic design, the zentangles MAKE the card...just doodle.

    You can do it!

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    More artist trading cards...

    This could be addictive.
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    Great thread. Thanks for posting it!

    I've seen ATC but have not tried it yet. The pictures posted here are quite an spiration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janeknapp
    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaK
    How beautiful. What do you do with them? Do they go into a quilt? You do fantistic work. BrendaK
    Thanks for the compliment!

    My husband said to tell you that the artist trading cards are actually little quilts for leprechauns. :lol:
    Great marketing tool for St. Patrick's Day!

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    I decided to make bookmarks. Here are the first two that are finished. I used one layer of poly batting heated between parchment paper, so it is really thin. Two layers seemed too heavy...more like Peltex. I quilted the top and batting, fused the back onto it, and then satin stitched the edge.

    Templates for bookmarks - various sizes
    http://www.printplace.com/printing/c...bookmarks.aspx

    I just read about making your own cording for fabric postcards and applying it to the edge. I haven't tried this, but I would like to do this on bookmarks.

    http://www.linda-matthews.com/machin...ording-part-1/
    http://www.linda-matthews.com/making...ing-the-edges/

    My first two bookmarks
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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

    Quote Originally Posted by janeknapp
    I decided to make bookmarks. Here are the first two that are finished. I used one layer of poly batting heated between parchment paper, so it is really thin. Two layers seemed too heavy...more like Peltex. I quilted the top and batting, fused the back onto it, and then satin stitched the edge.

    Templates for bookmarks - various sizes
    http://www.printplace.com/printing/c...bookmarks.aspx

    I just read about making your own cording for fabric postcards and applying it to the edge. I haven't tried this, but I would like to do this on bookmarks.

    http://www.linda-matthews.com/machin...ording-part-1/
    http://www.linda-matthews.com/making...ing-the-edges/

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    I haven't done these but I've done a few of the fabric postcards. These are pretty too!

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    Jane, your name sounds so familiar. Do you write for "Quilting Arts Magazine"? I love that magazine. While I'm not an art quilter, I get a lot of inspiration from it to go out & try something different.

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    No, I don't write for QA. There is another gal whose last name is Knapp who writes for them.

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    Wow, those are awesome. This is the first I've heard of them.

    Susan

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    My next three bookmarks...

    The thing I like the most about using Derwent Inktense pencils is how beautiful colors are when applied to fabric and moistening with clear aloe vera gel.

    I just can't stop looking at these trading cards/bookmarks because of the beautiful colors.
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    They are beautiful. Wish I were talented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ
    Wow, those are awesome. This is the first I've heard of them.

    Susan
    Thanks for the compliment. I had never heard of these until this summer in my art quilt group. You can find lots of them when you do a Google image search for artist trading cards or ACEO (art cards editions and originals). Only some are done on fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Cactus
    They are beautiful. Wish I were talented.
    Thanks, but I'm not really that talented. You can get ideas anywhere. I even saw someone's avatar (photo) on this board which would make a great trading card.

    I draw designs into the dimensions I have marked with pencil on high thread count bleached muslin. Coloring, applying gel, and tracing with ink are easy, easy, easy.

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