Illustration by R. Rage
Miniature Mixed Media Art
Since artist cards are so small and inexpensive, they are the best place to try mixing mediums. Try mixing pastel with colored pencil, watercolor with acrylic or ink with tempera. If you can’t decide what to mix try this artist game:
While you are in the mixed media artist cards frame of mind, combine painting mediums with paper and other small objects to create a collage artist card. Some objects that can be combined for artistic collages are:
Try to find a common theme in the objects you gather, such as a common color, age and texture, or go the opposite direction and use only contrasting items.Pressed Flower Painting for Collectible Artwork
Another experimental art technique that works well in a card format is pressed flower painting. This is when a flower, or any type of foliage, is pressed to release its juices onto a canvas or art paper. To learn more about this technique read Pressed Flower Painting: Using Foliage for Art. Please see the photos at the bottom of this article for an example of this type of art technique.
Artist Cards for Digital Artists
If you’re a digital artist, there’s no need to feel left out of the artist card trading fun.
You can easily turn your digital art into trading cards using these steps:
Whenever you are in need of some ideas for artists cards, remember these tips and you will be creating collectible artwork in no time.