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

***New**** ATC swap

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by sheila klein 3 hours ago. 23 Replies

      I'm so ready for 2018! I've had tooo much "life happening" and not enough "art happening" in 2017. My only New Year's resolution this time is to get back into my art and relax more. Anyone with me on this? Let's start 2018 off with a "New" atc…READ MORE

MONTHLY MANDALA POSTCARD 2018 - JANUARY Blue and Purple (Sign up for one month or all 12)

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Marion Kaye yesterday. 8 Replies

***Create one Mandala Postcard rectangular or square 6" x 4" / 15cm x 10cm or 4" x 4"  / 10cm x 10cm (approximately)  for one partner *** YOU CAN MAKE YOUR POSTCARD SIZE SMALLER OR LARGER IF YOU WISH, JUST REMEMBER POSTAGE COSTS ARE UP TO…READ MORE

Tags: #circle, #swap, #purple, #blue, #postcard

Art swap

Started by sheila klein Dec 28, 2017. 0 Replies

I am new here and ready to jump in and try my first art swap!READ MORE

SWAP For The New Year 2018

Started by Sophie. Last reply by Sophie Dec 26, 2017. 2 Replies

I am just wondering if there are any plans for a swap in January. One of my resolutions is to do more art work for 2018. Is anyone else interested?


Started by Lisa Hamilton. Last reply by sharon oppenheimer Oct 2, 2017. 18 Replies

Music is art that goes in the ears straight to the heart.  How would you artistically reflect your favorite song lyrics?  This is swap art challenge to create 2 ATCs each for 2 partners (4 total ATC) that represent your  favorite song…READ MORE

Closed****Relax it's just an ATC swap!

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by sharon oppenheimer Jul 23, 2017. 20 Replies

Yay! School is finally out for summer here!!!! Time to sit back and relax. How do you relax? Swim, sew, fish, draw, garden...or how would you LIKE to relax? Hike, camp out, golf, go yachting, float down a lazy river.... Let's have some fun and…READ MORE

***Closed***Insect/Bug atc swap

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Marion Riddell Jun 11, 2017. 37 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

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

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Stacy Woolsey May 14, 2017. 34 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*** Spring Fling ATC swap

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Stacy Woolsey May 14, 2017. 39 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*** "Wizard of OZ" atc swap

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Diane E Edgar Mar 20, 2017. 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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Beth O'Connor on June 1, 2012 at 12:45am


I have searched and searched, but I cannot find addresses for my exchange partners. I need to be friends to ask directly unless they are posted somewhere that I cannot find.

That would be yours, Thaneeya and Mike Kelly. I am so excited to get these in the mail and anxiously await my three.

Comment by Devora Baht Y'shua on May 28, 2012 at 5:12pm

where is the 'trading' thread?

Comment by Devora Baht Y'shua on May 28, 2012 at 5:07pm

I used oils for the vase and flowers Susanne..thank you so much.

Comment by Devora Baht Y'shua on May 28, 2012 at 2:00am

Comment by Devora Baht Y'shua on May 28, 2012 at 1:57am

Comment by Beth O'Connor on May 18, 2012 at 10:05pm

Just curious, Susanne, how many participated in the May ATC exchange? Will you be posting the ATC's for all to see? I would love to see what wonders were produced. I had a great time making my first three and look forward to this next exchange.

Comment by Sharon Gilbertson on May 16, 2012 at 6:34pm

Posted something a little while ago....don't see it here......were my three ATC's rec'd ...mailed the the 11th

Comment by Ann-Marie Gariepy on May 16, 2012 at 5:27pm

Im really looking forward to trying my hand at these ATC's beginning with the June project. I have a fb friend that lives in New Zealand and he is allowing me to create from his photos.

Comment by Sharon Gilbertson on May 8, 2012 at 9:19pm

My three little pieces of art are done, and in an envelope ready to mail.  ( :   Excited about this new little adventure.  My hubby thought that this is a very cool idea and liked my little Oriental Designs  (he better, huh?  lol)

Comment by Keith Fisher on April 28, 2012 at 11:02pm
Thanks Susanne! I'm such a rookie here. Geez. :)


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