Friday, August 31, 2012

Making Mail Art and ATCs: A Foray into Collage

I have been experimenting with collage and mixed-media to create more Mail Art and ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) to exchange with other artists.  It feels like new territory, though I have enjoyed combining many of my different art materials to create a new style of imagery.

These will be heading out in the mail soon:

The Visible Clock copy
"The Visible Clock", collage by Erin Fickert-Rowland

Sparks Fly copy
"Sparks Fly", collage by Erin Fickert-Rowland

Wild FLowers copy
"Wild Flowers", collage by Erin Fickert-Rowland

Wild Flow copy
"Wild Flow", collage by Erin Fickert-Rowland

Soar copy
"Soar", collage by Erin Fickert-Rowland

Lion's Kiss copy
"Lion's Kiss", collage by Erin Fickert-Rowland

Build A Dream copy
"Build A Dream", collage by Erin Fickert-Rowland

These ATC's are up for trade:

ATCs Aug 2012
August 2012 ATCs by Erin Fickert-Rowland

Back of ATCs copy
Reverse side of ATCs, signed and numbered

If you would like to exchange Mail Art or ATC's, read about how

What do you think of these collages?  The techniques of layering papers, image transfer, resist and using different gel mediums are very new to me, so I'd love to know which images you enjoyed!


  1. Wow...these are wonderful! They all have such beauty, but I am especially drawn to "Sparks Fly" and "Wild FLow".
    I love the new bio page too!

  2. Thank you for your kind compliment, Christine! I think "Wild Flow" is one of my favorites too- I love how the visual story for that one came together!

  3. Lovely pieces Erin! Not that we'd expect otherwise ;) My eyes keep getting pulled to the first two, "Visible Clock" and "Sparks Fly" - the colors and layers are luscious!


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