Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Issue 21 (Winter 2014) is now available!


Here's what's inside:

  • Manipulating the Figure in Mixed Media Art
  • From Drab to FAB! Give your art some Oompf!
  • Musings of a Self-Trained Artist:  A Laywoman’s Laycolumn - When Punchinella Loses its Punch
  • Art Journal Prompts & Ideas for 2014
  • FREEBIE! Downloadable Collage Sheet: Civil War Actress Heads
  • The Art of Myrthe Krook
  • Blending Acrylics: Another Reason to Upgrade from Craft Grade to Student Grade Paints
  • Art Journals: Choosing or Creating A Journal
  • Altering a Hardcover Journal
  • Art Journaling With the Anti-Art-Journaler
  • Workshop: Mixed Media Goth Girls
  • FREEBIE! Downloadable Art Doll Template: Marie Antoinette


Download Issue 21 (Winter 2014) here! 5.6 MB



Once you've finished with our latest issue, please visit our Past Issues page to download 20 issues from 2008 - 2012. There's tons of great reading there!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Looking for a challenge? 30 paintings in 30 days!

A couple of us on the ArtTrader team are taking part in Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge. This starts on January 1st and runs until the end of the month. It's a super challenge to start off your new year! What a great art goal. Think of all of the wonderful paintings you could add to your Etsy or other online store. To keep it manageable, you could easily paint ATCs for trading or ACEOs for selling. We'll post a few of our efforts here on the blog.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

ArtTrader Mag is BACK IN ACTION!

We're pleased to announce that after taking a much needed break during 2013, the ArtTrader Mag team is back together and will be resuming our quarterly zine starting January 1, 2014. Woo! We're excited! We have great "how to" articles for Issue 21 as well as our regular columns and artist features. See a page for the upcoming issue at left: From drab to FAB! We also have a new feature for each issue - freebies! We'll include a couple of free items like digital collage sheets or art doll templates with each quarterly release. You can find these new items in the Freebies! section of the ArtTrader website.

Don't forget to sign up for our mailing list. We'll be sending it out only 4 times per year - each time we release a new magazine so you never miss one.

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