Past Issues

ArtTrader Magazine is a free web based publication (in PDF format) focused on mail art for trade such as ATCs (Artist Trading Cards), ACEOs, art journals, chunky books, altered art and altered art books.

ArtTrader Mag back issues are all available for FREE download. ArtTrader is not a print publication.
Issue 22: Spring 2014 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue22.PDF
  • Design 911: Paper Dolls - The gateway to creative problem solving!
  • Do It Five Ways: Stencils
  • Musings of a Self-Trained Artist: A Laywoman’s Laycolumn
  • Look! Altering Your Glasses Case
  • Artist Inspiration Dolls
  • Anti-Art-Journaling: Chronicles Project Online
  • Walk-Through with Markers: Whimsical Mermaid
  • Reader’s Gallery: Art Journal Pages
  • BunnyMonster Art Doll
  • Whimsical Houses: Keeping things in perspective
  • Altering a Doll Head with Epoxy Clay and Paint
ArtTrader Mag Issue 22 Cover
Issue 21: Winter 2014 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue21.PDF
  • 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
  • Art Journal Prompts & Ideas for 2014
  • 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
ArtTrader Mag Issue 21 Cover
Issue 20: Fall 2012 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue20.PDF
  • Halloween Door Art
  • Vintage Acrylic Portraits
  • Musings of a Self-Trained Artist: A Laywoman’s Laycolumn
  • Reactive Metal Painting
  • Collage Art Text Talk
  • Interview with Brian Rubenacker
  • The Art of Andrea Melione
ArtTrader Mag Issue 20 Cover
Issue 19: Summer 2012 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue19.PDF
  • Marker Art: Blend it Baby!
  • Gallery of Artful Fish
  • Musings of a Self-Trained Artist: A Laywoman’s Laycolumn
  • Working with Acrylics: Glazing on Black
  • The Art of Crystal Meaux
  • Blind Drawing: The Solution to Everything
  • Gallery of Blind Drawing ATCs
  • From Blah to Bold!
  • Short Attention Span Theater: Muslin Monster
  • The Art of Kathy Stanion
ArtTraderMag Issue 19 Cover
Issue 18: Spring 2012 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue18.PDF
  • Galleries of ATCs!
  • Working with pre-defined color palettes
  • Paper fabric
  • Complementary colors
  • Musings of a Self-Trained Artist: A Laywoman’s Laycolumn
  • 10 Minute ATCs Column
  • Creating fantastic feet!
ArtTrader Magazine Issue 18 Cover
Issue 17: Winter 2012 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue17.PDF
  • Wire Mail Art displays
  • 10 Minute ATCs
  • Ornament Displays
  • Needle Felting
  • Musings of a Self-Trained Artist: A Laywoman’s Laycolumn
  • Interview with Ann D'Angelo
Issue 17
Issue 16: Fall 2011 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue16.PDF
  • HALLOWEEN + Art DOLL Issue!
  • Assemblage Art Dolls: An Introduction
  • An Interview with Angela Oliver (aka Lemurkat)
  • 10 Minute Art Dolls: Voodoo Dolls
  • Secret Confessions: I Play with Dolls!
  • Witchy Witches
  • Polymer Clay Day of the Dead Dolls
  • Fabric Art Dolls: Tuned In!
  • Paper Art Dolls for Halloween
  • Amigurumi: Mini Voodoo Doll
  • Art Doll Templates for Printing
  • Embellished Paper Bead Mandrels
  • Gallery of Art Dolls, many mediums!
ArtTrader Mag Issue 16 Cover
Issue 15: Summer 2011 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue15.PDF
  • The Art of Carolyn Brady (on the cover)
  • 10 Minute ATCs: Smilie Faces
  • Secret Confessions
  • Sources of Inspiration: The Colors of Degas
  • Guerilla Screen Printing
  • Interview with Amy Turner
  • Art Collectives
  • Musings of a Self-Trained Artist: A Laywoman’s Laycolumn
  • Gallery of Ridiculously Cute Birds
ArtTrader Magazine, Issue 14
Issue 14: Spring 2011 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue14.PDF
  • The Art of Nadine Thome
  • Artist's Block: Help is here!
  • In Search of the Perfect White Pen
  • Exploring Inchies
  • Reinventing Jewelry: Junkie Necklaces
  • Feature Mail Artist: Kati Barrett
  • CONTEST! Summer Hats
  • Galleries of wonderful art
ArtTrader Magazine, Issue 14
Issue 13: Winter 2011 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue13.PDF
  • The Art of Gary Reef
  • Art Fuel - What's Yours?
  • Swap Guidelines for Participants
  • The Extraordinary Matt Hughes
  • Polymer Clay Beads
  • Walk-Through: Colored Pencils & Markers
ArtTrader Magazine, Issue 13
Issue 12: Fall 2010 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue12.PDF
  • Interview with Sheila Arthurs
  • Interview with Sara Dudenhoeffer
  • Collage Design
  • Integrating Collage Elements
  • Collage Terminology
  • Gothic Arches
  • Altered Women
  • Packing Tape Transfers
ArtTrader Magazine, Issue 12
Issue 11: Summer 2010 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue11.PDF
  • Interview with illustrator, Aleta Wynn Yarrow
  • Interview with long time mail artist DeWiit Young (aka obviousfront)
  • Illustrated Portraits: A Guide
  • Abstract Art with Gel Medium
  • Design 911 with Andrea Melione
  • Chubby Mermaid ATCs
  • ArtTrekker: Red Deer, Alberta
  • Galleries of wonderful art!
ArtTrader Magazine, Issue 11
Issue 10: Spring 2010 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue10.PDF
  • Interview with mixed media artist, Dmitri Arbacauskas
  • Interview with art trader & deco maker, Elina Lundahl
  • Altered Book Basics: How to Choose the Right Book to Alter
  • Artistic Journeys: Art on the Go!
  • Design 911 with Andrea Melione
  • 10 Minute Acrylic Impressionism
  • Thru a Lens Dimly: Eye Issues & Art
  • ArtforAll Conference 2010 in Rochester NY
ArtTrader Magazine, Issue 10
Issue 9: Winter 2010 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue9.PDF
  • Interview with illustrator, Renee Nault
  • Interview with mixed media artist, Constance Taylor
  • Matchbox Shrines
  • Artistic Journeys: Copyright for Artists
  • Critique Corner with Andrea Melione
  • Illustration Technique: Acrylics & Watercolors
  • Found Poetry in Mixed Media Art
  • From ATCs to Professional Art
  • Chimerical Creatures: Creating Mutants
  • 10 Minute Funky & Intuitive Portraits
ArtTrader Magazine, Issue 9
Issue 8: Fall 2009 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue8.PDF
  • FEATURE: Interviews with Irina Pertseva, and member artist, Cynthia Couch
  • Metal Manipulations
  • Artistic Journeys: Artful Aprons
  • Walk-Through Art: Fine Art Pears
  • Art for All 2009 - Art Weekend Highlights
  • Critique Corner with Andrea Melione
  • Design 911
  • Creating Mixed-Media Paper Beads
  • An Introduction to Art Markers
  • Portrait Art with Markers: Blending for Faces
ArtTrader Magazine, Issue 8
Issue 7: Summer 2009 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue7.PDF
  • FEATURE: Interviews with Paul Bozzo and Tanya Whitley
  • Color Me Green: Balancing Art and Environment
  • Artistic Journeys: Creating Art for Healing
  • Walk-Through Art: Markers & Pencils
  • How to use Wax to create ATC’s with Texture
  • Critique Corner with Andrea Melione
  • Make Matboard Pencil Holders
  • Swap Hosting 101! Part II: Swapping & Mailing Cards
  • Petite Artiste: Katherine Armet
ArtTrader Magazine, Issue 7
Issue 6: Spring 2009 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue6.PDF
  • FEATURE: Interviews with Karen Cattoire and Shelli Heinemann
  • Presenting Your Artwork on the Web: Scanning
  • Fabric Arts 101
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • In the Artist’s Studio with Amy Sargent
  • Beginner’s Mixed Media & Collage: Backgrounds
  • Critique Corner with Andrea Melione
  • Whimsy Art - What is it?
ArtTrader Magazine, Issue 6
Issue 5: Winter 2009 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue5.PDF
  • FEATURE: Interviews with Suzan Buckner, Randi Marx and Tracie Rozario
  • In Search of the Even Black Line: Pen Possibilities
  • Altered Art 101
  • Walk-Through Art
  • Critique Corner
  • Composition 911!
  • Plus much more!
ArtTrader Magazine, Issue 5
Issue 4: Autumn 2008 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue4.PDF
  • FEATURE: Interview with Tabitha Ladin
  • Handmade Paper and Silk Art Paper
  • Whimsy Art for Beginners
  • Threadpainting ATCs
  • Wax Art Techniques
  • Composition 911!
  • Plus much more!
ArtTrader Magazine, Issue 4
Issue 3: Summer 2008 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue3.PDF
  • FEATURE: Interviews with Sarah Zamora & Dan Casado
  • Overcoming Artist's Block
  • Coloring with Kat!
  • Reduction Block Printing
  • Soldering Made Simple
  • Vintage Digital Collage
  • Plus much more!
ArtTrader Magazine, Issue 3
Issue 2: Spring 2008 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue2.PDF
  • FEATURE: An interview with artist & illustrator, Joel Armstrong
  • ATCs - All about!
  • Accordion books for ATCs
  • How to design illustrated scenes
  • Assemblage art charms
  • Glass ATCs
  • Plus much more!
ArtTrader Magazine, Issue 2
Issue 1: Winter 2008 DOWNLOAD ArtTrader_Issue1.PDF
  • FEATURE: An interview with mixed media artist, Marla Tomlinson
  • Creating a creative space
  • How to set up live trading groups
  • ATC gallery: Beauty of India
  • Fun mixed media faces
  • Paintover and collage techniques
  • Plus much more!
ArtTrader Magazine, Issue 1
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