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Strathmore® Artist Trading Cards

Strathmore® Artist Trading Cards

Create  *  Swap   *   Collect

The biggest movement in art is very small


Strathmore® high quality papers are highly collectible

Strathmore makes it easy for artists to express themselves in a small format, then exchange their creations in a big way. Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are downsized versions of the same Strathmore papers artists use for their full-sized art. They’re precisely cut in the official, trading-ready ATC size to give artists all the performance benefits of Strathmore's high quality paper, now with precut convenience. Strathmore has assembled their bestselling papers in trading card format covering a full range of mediums.

What are artist trading cards?

Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art traded around the world. Artists create, trade and collect art at organized “swap” events, either in person or online. It is a great way to meet other artists, share creations, and build unique collections. The only official rule is the trading card size which must be 2½ -inches x 3½ -inches.

How did the movement start?

In 1997, M. Vanci Stirnemann, a Swiss artist, created 1,200 cards by hand as part of an exhibit. On the exhibit’s last day, he invited others to create their own cards and trade with him during the closing reception. The movement has skyrocketed and many other artists now organize major “swap” events. Today, there are ATC swaps online and in almost every major city around the world!


300 SERIES Bristol 100 lb. (260 g/m2)

An economical bristol weight board available in two surfaces. Smooth finish is excellent for mechanical drawing, pencil, pen and ink. Ideal for experimentation with airbrush. Vellum finish is excellent for any dry media including pencil, charcoal, and pastel.


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300 SERIES Canvas Paper

A canvas-textured paper for practicing techniques with oils and acrylics.


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400 SERIES Watercolor

This intermediate grade watercolor paper is popular with watercolorists of all levels. With its versatile, felt finish, this paper is ideal for mastering watercolor techniques or finished pieces.


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400 SERIES Acrylic

Heavyweight linen finish is perfect for acrylic painting.


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500 SERIES Illustration Board 

100% cotton drawing surface for dry media.


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Assorted Pack

Contains 2 sheets each of Vellum Bristol, Smooth Bristol, Canvas, Textured and Watercolor. Contains. 1 sheet each of Illustration Board and Acrylic.


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Protect trading cards in white wove envelopes.


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