Saturday, March 17, 2007

Artist's Trading Pins

It's a new thing! An offshoot from the now famous Artist's Trading Cards, these little pins are wearable art that are always traded never sold. They are meant to be quick and easy and wearable. I have made several, again for a swap, but I think that I will be developing some of my ideas to make jewelry for sale.

These particular pins were made from scraps of paint-scapped collaged text pages. I stamped the phrase on the front, added stenciled stars in some cases, backed the piece with 140 lb watercolor paper and added some danglies. The whole thing was sealed with Diamond Glaze and pin backs were added to the back of each.

This photo is a bit blurry, not sure why. The phrase is ART HELPS ME BREATHE. These pins look alot better in real life- the colors are yellows, golds and orange and text from the collage paers is visible in some parts. If you wish to see a larger picture, just click on the photo.

Here on the back, I have signed and dated each oneand noted that it is a one-of-a-kind original piece.


MargaretR said...

These art PIns are so nice Elizabeth and your mothies are fantastic. I have never made on eof those. Maybe I should?

Arty Lady's blog said...

I really like the pins and the idea behind them. Your pins are fantastic by the way.

Are they a standard size like ATCs or can you make them any size you like, and also who do you trade with?


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