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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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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***Insect/Bug atc swap

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Christine Sharbrough 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

   As a follow-up to our Spring Fling swap, I thought it might be fun to doodle some bugs or insects. Just about everyone has a favorite little critter of some kind...butterflies, ladybugs, mantis, bees... etc   Let's get creative and share our…READ MORE

**New***"In the Style of... Mondrian" ATC swap

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Diane E Edgar Mar 20. 16 Replies

     Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter influenced by fellow countryman and artist, Vincent van Gogh. He began as an Expressionist but during WWI began studying the theories of Cubist painting and the absolute properties of artistic order. This…READ MORE

**closed*** "Wizard of OZ" atc swap

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Diane E Edgar Mar 20. 29 Replies

I was looking through old swaps yesterday and for the first time in a verrrry long time felt a bit homesick. It made me think of Dorothy and my all-time favorite movie “The Wizard of Oz”.  We've had a very busy year at my house full of good…READ MORE

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

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Bill Linthwaite Mar 11. 84 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

***Closed*** Spring Fling ATC swap

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Stacy Woolsey Mar 10. 18 Replies

Here in the states, Spring will soon be upon us. I for one am looking forward to going out and planting my vegetable garden. Trees and flowers are already budding out or blooming around here and the critters...well I expect to see an abundance of…READ MORE

***Closed***In the Style of...Paul Cezanne" ATC swap

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by sharon oppenheimer Feb 28. 20 Replies

      Our next “In the Style of” artist will be Paul Cezanne. Coming from the time that Impressionism(capturing the impression of a brief moment in time) was still very popular, Cezanne developed his own style using color to show the form and…READ MORE

Any swaps in February I can still join?

Started by Krista Vrapi. Last reply by Stacy Woolsey Feb 20. 4 Replies

I just found out about atc and unfortunately missed the deadline on all of the current swaps...is there any new ones coming up I can join?

***Closed*** In the Style of.....Marc Chagall atc swap*******

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Bill Linthwaite Feb 9. 44 Replies

I hope everyone is ready to return to a study of the Masters. We had so much fun with this last time and everyones' work was amazing. I've got a list started of favorites on our Swap Art page so if there is someone you are interested in, feel free…READ MORE

CLOSED September Colour Wheel Postcard Swap -Triad Colour's Yellow, Red and Blue

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Elaine Sobey Feb 8. 37 Replies

CLOSED September Colour Wheel Postcard SwapYELLOW, RED and BLUE (Triad colours)***Create one Postcard 6" x 4" / 15cm x 10cm (approximately)  for one partner using the  Triad colours - Yellow, Red and Blue colour wheel combination, complimentary…READ MORE

Swaps anyone?

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Stacy Woolsey Jan 22. 19 Replies

I still have about a dozen atcs for private swaps if anyone is interested. They are all different kinds since I've been doing a lot of experimenting lately. PM me if you are interested =)READ MORE

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Comment by Marion Riddell on January 7, 2017 at 3:28am

This amazing vintage Christmas postcard arrived from Debra along with some postcards of Florida and the lovely peacock card.  Hope you all have a safe, healthy and happy 2017 and I look forward to participating in many more swaps

Comment by Marion Kaye on December 18, 2016 at 7:08pm

Wishing everyone on TAC a wonderful Festive Season.  Christmas is just around the corner and I have just posted off my final swap for 2016.  See you all in the New Year of 2017.  Stay safe and well, keep smiling, laugh lots and keep creating.

Comment by Laura Shelton on November 6, 2016 at 8:18pm

Hello all! I have finally managed to get back here...I swear, I think that the process of trying to live our lives just gets rougher on me, the older I get....or else I just take it harder! LOL! anyway, I have come to throw myself on the mercy of all of my swap friends... I still haven't sent out what I am supposed to send out..Absolute honest truth-I can't afford right now to send out anything, unless I just send out a few regular envelopes...I had you guys all hooked up too...although, my "sweet Tony"will be getting paid soon, and I am going to see if maybe I can get all of this out to you guys!!One way or the other, I will let you all know something...I am so ashamed at not having sent out what I am supposed to...I know you ladies are probably so frustrated with me and the whole thing....I wouldn't blame you if you are...If you would all please let me know what I owe you in return, I will start getting things out as I can...

Comment by Stacy Woolsey on October 25, 2016 at 8:22pm

Hey All!!! I'm getting ready to start up *The Masters* or *In the Style of...* atc swap again! I lost my favorites list when we moved, among a few other things(like my mind) and need to build a new one. So if you are interested in joining the swap again or even for the first time, please post the name of your favorite artist or an artist you would like to try the style of below to help me build a list. I already have a few in mind from my student's Art Smart competition materials. I will try to post the first swap next month! Thanks!

  1. Chagall
  2. David Hockney
  3. Andrew Wyeth
  4. Georgia O'Keefe
  5. Diago Rivera
  6. Egon Schiele
  7. Thomas Hart Benton
  8. Yaoi Kusama
  9. Tamara de Lempika
  10. Rosalba Carriera
  11. Eva Gonzales
  12. Dorothy Morang
  13. Mary Cassatt
  14. Paul Cezanne
  15. Berthe Morisot
  16. Edouard Manet

Comment by Marion Kaye on October 15, 2016 at 7:11pm

Hi Stacy, just could not get access to the TAC website for weeks, not just me but affected others well. Hope all is well with you. Marion

Comment by Stacy Woolsey on October 15, 2016 at 6:57pm

Oh My Marion! What happened?

Comment by Marion Kaye on October 15, 2016 at 6:33pm

Today, Sunday 16th October, I have been able to access TAC and enjoy the website again, thanks to those who helped get me access again, it has been very frustrating and disappointing for many weeks.

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!!

 
 
 

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