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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: 413
Latest Activity: Oct 2

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

**CLOSED** SONG LYRICS ATC SWAP !!!!

Started by Lisa Hamilton. Last reply by sharon oppenheimer Oct 2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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***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

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Comment by Valerie Brown on February 3, 2012 at 11:33am

i have lots of atcs i am working on now.   

Comment by Valerie Brown on January 21, 2012 at 11:56pm

Thank you Donna 

Comment by Donna Duquette on January 21, 2012 at 5:45pm

That's fantastic, Valerie...wow!

Comment by Valerie Brown on January 21, 2012 at 4:55pm

Atc is an Artist Trading Card 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches Artists trade them at events and through snail mail.

Comment by Valerie Brown on January 21, 2012 at 4:52pm

Comment by Shoshana Giacomini on January 9, 2012 at 3:40pm

Just wondering what ATC stands for?

Comment by rebecca kurowski on November 15, 2011 at 5:06pm

I hope its ok for me to do it this way posting them here if its not let me know ok. I dont want to cause any trouble with the other artists in this wonderful group. thank you so much for looking at my atcs that I posted hope that you are enjoying making them as much as I am

Comment by rebecca kurowski on November 15, 2011 at 5:05pm

Comment by rebecca kurowski on November 15, 2011 at 9:50am

hello everyone my name is rebecca I have been doing atc's and inches off and on for a while  I think they are fun to do and they have a strong cult following. 

Comment by Christine Bowerman on September 25, 2011 at 12:26am
Hi Laura, my grand daughters love to get into the art room and draw with what ever they can get there hands on there prity good for there age. Can I get them to do some Twinchies and Inchies to swop on here, maybe even with other members kids, what do you think?
 
 
 

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