Information

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!

Members: 388
Latest Activity: 17 hours ago

Welcome

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

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

Started by Susanne Skene. Last reply by Theresa Graeve 17 hours ago. 38 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

COLOUR WHEEL POSTCARD SWAP FEB 2016

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Sandra Carey 18 hours ago. 13 Replies

COLOUR WHEEL Postcard Swap YELLOW and PURPLE (Complementary colours)***Create one Postcard 6" x 4" / 15cm x 10cm for one partner using the complementary colours YELLOW AND PURPLE only.*** NB - THE CHOICE OF SUBJECT AND MATERIAL YOU USE TO CREATE…READ MORE

Tags: COMPLEMENTARY, MONTH, WHEEL, COLOR, COLOUR

CLOSED -FEBRUARY- Partners Now Posted ***ANYTHING GOES*** ATC Swap!!!

Started by Bill Linthwaite. Last reply by Marion Kaye yesterday. 38 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 closed, and partners have been assigned,…READ MORE

**NEW** - Twinchie Book Swap!

Started by Susanne Skene. Last reply by Marion Kaye yesterday. 185 Replies

Who doesn't love the feel and look of a handmade journal? They're precious to have and I think the more you have the merrier because no two journals are ever the same. I have several mini journals from TAC members and each one of them have been put…READ MORE

CLOSED ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATC DECEMBER = GOLD

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Cindy Poulos on Tuesday. 76 Replies

Closed - ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATC DECEMBER = GOLDOUR LAST COLOUR FOR 2015, I HAVE PUT THIS SWAP UP EARLY BECAUSE DECEMBER IS SUCH A HECTIC MONTH AND I WILL BE AWAY ON HOLIDAYS FROM 27TH DEC FOR 3 WEEKS.You can sign up for…READ MORE

Tags: INTERNATIONAL, GOLD, SWAP, ATC

CLOSED - A Festive Season Postcard 6"x4"/15cmx10cm

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Marion Kaye on Saturday. 78 Replies

CLOSED - A Festive Season Postcard 6" x 4" / 15cm x 10cm (approximately)This is a quick turnaround swap, as Christmas is only weeks away, check the dates below, BUT YOU CAN START CREATING NOW and have it ready to post when partners are…READ MORE

Tags: materials, international, Christmas, festive, postcards

CLOSED - ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATC NOVEMBER = SILVER

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by J L Johnson Jan 14. 79 Replies

CLOSED - ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATC NOVEMBER = SILVEROUR SECOND LAST COLOUR FOR 2015You can sign up for this month, next month (when it is posted), a single month here and there, your favourite colour/color month only, pop in and out…READ MORE

Tags: TAC, international, swap, silver, atc

CLOSED ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATC OCTOBER = RAINBOW

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by sharon oppenheimer Dec 30, 2015. 131 Replies

ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATC OCTOBER = RAINBOWYou can sign up for this month, next month (when it is posted), a single month here and there, your favourite colour/color month only, pop in and out depending on what is happening in your life…READ MORE

CLOSED ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATC AUGUST = WHITE

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Marion Kaye Dec 24, 2015. 78 Replies

CLOSED ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATC AUGUST = WHITEThis will be a very interesting colour to create with this swap.You can sign up for this month, next month (when it is posted), a single month here and there, your favourite colour/color…READ MORE

Tags: fun, international, month, swap, colour

CLOSED - A QUIRKY BIRD ATC

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Pandalana Williams Dec 3, 2015. 42 Replies

CLOSED - A QUIRKY BIRD ATCCreate one ATC for your partner of a quirky bird image, anything goes.WHEN YOU SIGN UP PLEASE USE YOUR MEMBER NAME FOR THE ART COLONY AND ALSO ADD THE NAME YOU WISH TO HAVE YOUR SWAP ADDRESSED TO WITH YOUR ADDRESS,…READ MORE

Tags: international, swap, atc, bird, quirky

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Swap Art to add comments!

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.

Comment by Judie Martinez on August 8, 2015 at 8:25pm

Marion Kaye, Australia, outdid herself! Look at these beautiful ATC's for the month of July in Black! Such intricate work with attention to detail.  thank you so much Marion.  Also, for the additional cards and Mandalas.  So colorful and beautiful! " and "Live".

Comment by Judie Martinez on August 8, 2015 at 8:21pm

Comment by Judie Martinez on August 8, 2015 at 8:11pm

Life is Good ATC from D. Singh-Heer ATC is on glitter black cardstock with acuterements.  So fun!

Comment by Judie Martinez on August 8, 2015 at 8:09pm

Comment by Judie Martinez on August 8, 2015 at 8:08pm

What a fun day!  I received some beautiful ATC's in the mail today - from Australia and New Zealand! First 3  Incredible works by D. Singh Heer, entitled Life Flows I, Life is Good, and "Xi" "Happiness, fulfilling the July 2015 "Black" Swap Trading Cards.

Comment by Judie Martinez on August 8, 2015 at 8:03pm

Comment by Barbara Erickson on June 2, 2015 at 9:40am

I received my orange swaps. My swap was from Linda Barnett, she sent 2 ATC handmade with different little squares and the other with a hummingbird. She had them enclosed in a nice note. Thanks Linda very nice.

 
 
 

Guidelines

New to the site? Check out our Guide to Getting Started.

Please take a moment to read our Member Guidelines. Thanks!

Need help?

If you need assistance with this site, please visit the Site Help forum where the moderators and/or other members will assist you.

About

The Art Colony is a fun online art community for artists of all abilities working in painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture and handicrafts! Join us and share your art, ask questions, receive tips, and make new friends!

 

It is 100% FREE to join the Art Colony and always will be!

Jane Miles 

Artist and Owner of The Art Colony                      

The Art Colony is co-run by a fabulous team of enthusiastic moderators:

Anton

Kathleen

Pat

Stacy

Members

© 2016   Created by Jane Miles. All Rights Reserved.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service