Swap Art

Join the Swap Art Group to create and trade any kind of art, including but not limited to: ATCs, postcards, inchies, twinchies, bookmarks, dolls, jewelry and more!

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Hello and Welcome to the Swap Art Group!

This is where you can make and swap any kind of art, including but not limited to: ATCs, postcards, inchies, twinchies, bookmarks, dolls, jewelry and more! 

Visit the SWAP FORUM to learn about current swaps and previous swaps, as well as upload photos of the art you received in a swap!

This forum only appears within this group (and not in the "Forums" link on the paintbrush at the top of each page), so be sure to come back to the Swap Art Group to find the swaps you've signed up for. All of the swaps are posted in this Swap Art Forum. Only the 10 most recent discussions are shown below, but ALL of the discussions can be found in the Swap Art Forum.

IMPORTANT: Click here to learn how to PARTICIPATE in a swap. Please follow the guidelines described as closely as you can.

IF YOU WANT TO HOST A SWAP: Click here to learn how to HOST a swap. Please follow the guidelines described as closely as you can.

Just a few simple guidelines:

  • Please keep all discussions relevant to swapping. Feel free to share tips and techniques related to specific swaps, and to post feedback for others on images that are uploaded.
  • If you are new to swapping, review the Guidelines on How to Participate in a Swap. To sign up for a swap, find that discussion and add your name and address to that thread.
  • If you sign up for a swap, please let the swap host know if you will be unable to follow through for any reason.
  • If you host a swap, review the Guidelines on How to Host a Swap and make sure you are comfortable with them. In your post, be sure to include details such as: theme, size/medium, last date for sign-up, date when swap partners will be posted, and date when pieces should be in the mail. Please post the sign-up list and swap partners in your initial post by clicking "Options" in the upper right of your post, then click "Edit discussion", then add the names to your post. Click the orange "Save" button when you are done.
  • Be friendly and considerate in your posts.


Thanks for joining & have fun!


If you're wondering, "What are ATCs"?

ATCs and ACEOs are small works of art that are 2.5" x 3.5" - the size of an average playing card. You can create them in any media you choose.

ATC stands for "Artist Trading Card" and ACEO stands for "Art Cards Editions & Originals". The only difference between them is that ATCs are intended to be traded (and not sold for profit), while ACEOs are intended to be sold.

Discussion Forum


Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Cindy Poulos 7 hours ago. 9 Replies

August Colour Wheel Postcard SwapYour Choice of two Complementary Colours***Create one Postcard 6" x 4" / 15cm x 10cm (approximately)  for one partner using the  YOUR CHOICE colour wheel combination, complimentary colours *** NB - THE CHOICE OF…READ MORE

***NEW SWAP*** ATTENTION: New Deadline Date!!!

Started by Susanne Skene. Last reply by Susanne Skene 10 hours ago. 142 Replies

Welcome to this small group of textile artists!  You have lots to read here but please dive in and let us know if you have any questions. :o)Skill Level for this Swap:  BeginnerType of Weaving: Stick Weaving (at least 6 sticks)I have really…READ MORE

***NEW***Artist Quote - ATC and Bookmark swap***Closed****

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Stacy Woolsey 14 hours ago. 33 Replies

Looking through some of my artist swap notes, I found several "quotes" from famous artists that I absolutely love. Some of my favorites were from Van Gogh. In the past, I have used some of those as inspiration for my atcs. I would like to host a…READ MORE

Tracy's ATCs

Started by Marion Riddell. Last reply by Kathleen Meighan 18 hours ago. 2 Replies


Tags: today, thankyou, Marion, arrived, Tracy

FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, MAY, JUNE and JULY - Partners Now Posted ***ANYTHING GOES*** ATC Swap!!!

Started by Bill Linthwaite. Last reply by Stacy Woolsey 18 hours ago. 219 Replies

Here's the ATC SWAP THAT KEEPS ON GIVING!!! When you sign up, you agree to participate for the duration of the swap, ie: for as many rounds of swapping as there are participants. Therefore, once the swap is close   Julyd, and partners have been…READ MORE

Art Journal Pages Swap? Are you interested?

Started by Bonniediva. Last reply by Marion Riddell yesterday. 45 Replies

Is anyone interested in swapping Art Journal pages?We could keep it simple. We'll just give page size. You do a page, and swap it for a page. Then you glue the pages into your own book or binder. I guess you could do this with postcards, but the art…READ MORE

Something Different...

Started by Laura Shelton. Last reply by Marion Riddell yesterday. 48 Replies

While making ATC's the other day, I noticed some papers that ended up measuring around 4 x 4 inches and 3 x 3 inches...I think these would be an awesome size to create with and swap with would be sort of like a small journal page. I have…READ MORE

CLOSED July Colour Wheel Postcard Swap Red/Orange and Blue/Green

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Marion Riddell yesterday. 25 Replies

CLOSED COLOUR WHEEL POSTCARD SWAPJULY - RED/ORANGE and BLUE/GREEN (Complementary colours)***Create one Postcard 6" x 4" / 15cm x 10cm (approximately)  for one partner using the  RED/ORANGE AND BLUE/GREEN colour wheel combination, complimentary…READ MORE

***Closed***Postage stamp art ATC swap

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Ash yesterday. 80 Replies

I'm baaaack!  LOL I used to collect stamps when I was a kid and I remember some stamps were created as part of a larger piece of artwork. As I was finishing up a couple atcs the other night my eyes kept getting pulled to some foreign postage stamps…READ MORE

***NEW****Zentangle ATC swap

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Stacy Woolsey yesterday. 21 Replies

Just a few more weeks until school starts back for us teachers. We always have a "bazillion" boring workshops to go to in order to be prepared for the return of our little darlings. Quite often I sit and doodle during these sessions so I can…READ MORE

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Comment by Laura Shelton on May 25, 2016 at 9:15pm

Thank you Marion!! I appreciate it very much!

Comment by Marion Kaye on May 25, 2016 at 6:16pm

Laura, your atc's shown here are amazing, they are both so stunning, welcome back.

Comment by Laura Shelton on May 25, 2016 at 9:23am

there are more listed in my artwork if anyone is interested..glad to see some familiar faces!!

Comment by Laura Shelton on May 25, 2016 at 9:22am

Comment by Laura Shelton on May 25, 2016 at 9:20am

Hello Fellow swappers! I am back now after a long case you don't recognize the name, I used to be Laura longer!! YYYAAAY!! Now I am bck to maiden name of Laura Shelton...I have several to swap..will list them it feels good to be back here, making swaps and feeling well!

Comment by Rachel Acevedo on April 29, 2016 at 12:30pm
I'm sorry to sound naive, but I'm new to this....WHAT is an ATC?
Comment by Jade Hutchinson on March 2, 2016 at 7:51am

I'm happy to trade ATC's!

Comment by Nell Peterson on September 30, 2015 at 8:54pm
-sigh- ahh he Art trades :3. It's like my drug that I love. I'm always open if anyone is interested in doing one.
Comment by Anton Abela on August 12, 2015 at 3:36am

It's so great to see so much diverse Art Swaps still going on :)
Managed to see some really awesome and fantastic work - keep it up all of you!
I'm missing big time - can't wait to join with full force once again :D

Comment by Cathey E. DeRosa on August 9, 2015 at 2:54am

Very creative...all of them. Wow! Black was a tough one, but they are all amazing.



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