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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: 421
Latest Activity: Oct 24

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

Mail Art Fans!

Started by Bonniediva Sep 21. 0 Replies

Hey Swappers. If you love mail art and sending things around the globe in a free individual swap manner, try this site: http://iuoma-network.ning.com/ The International Union of Mail ArtistsREAD MORE

***New**** Inspiration ATC swap

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Marion Kaye Aug 29. 5 Replies

     What inspires you? Words? People? Nature? Let's give each other a little inspiration by sharing what inspires us to be creative. With the temperatures here reaching 106-110 lately, I'm not feeling inspired to do anything but stay under the AC…READ MORE

Celebrating Cultures

Started by Theresa Graeve. Last reply by Marion Kaye Aug 29. 1 Reply

*NEW* Mutli-Culture SwapPost:I am trying my hand at hosting a swap. I wanted to see if there was any interest in doing a multi-culture swap. With Independence Day (Julty 4th) in the United States coming up in a month, I realized how proud I am of my…READ MORE

CLOSED Your Pet Postcard Swap

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Marion Kaye Apr 4. 7 Replies

CLOSEDYOUR PET - Cat?/ Dog?/ Bird?/ Rabbit?/ Snake?/ or the pet you would like to have if you had a pet. Represent your pet in any way you want to, in any material by creating two Postcards rectangular 6" x 4" / 15cm x 10cm (approximately) for TWO…READ MORE

Tags: #swap, #postcard, #pet

***New**** ATC swap

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Marion Kaye Mar 31. 49 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

CLOSED March Mandala Postcard - Use the colours PINK and YELLOW and INCLUDE 1 IMAGE of YOUR CHOICE

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Marion Kaye Mar 24. 6 Replies

CLOSED***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, #mandala, #image, #yellow

CLOSED - FEBRUARY 2018 MANDALA SWAP USING A BIRD IMAGE(S)

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Stacy Woolsey Mar 14. 7 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: #swap, #circle, #birds, #bird, #mandala

CLOSED - QUICK Swap - THERE IS ALWAYS TIME FOR TEA POSTCARD SWAP

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Stacy Woolsey Mar 14. 12 Replies

CLOSED"THERE IS IS ALWAYS TIME FOR TEA"***Create two Postcard's rectangular or square 6" x 4" / 15cm x 10cm or 4" x 4"  / 10cm x 10cm (approximately) for TWO partners - one for each partner ***USING THE SAYING ABOVE AS YOUR INSPIRATION YOU CAN MAKE…READ MORE

Tags: #swap, #quick, #tea, #postcard

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

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by sharon oppenheimer Feb 19. 15 Replies

CLOSED***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

CLOSED - Serendipitous Collage ATC's Swap - Think BRIGHT colours

Started by Marion Kaye Jan 27. 0 Replies

***Create FOUR Serendipitous Collage ATC's **Think BRIGHT colours.You will have TWO partners, so you will be making TWO ATC's for each partner, a total of 4 ATC's.WHEN YOU SIGN UP PLEASE USE YOUR MEMBER NAME FOR THE ART COLONY AND ALSO ADD THE NAME…READ MORE

Tags: #serendipitous, #color, #colour, #ATC

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Comment by Marion Kaye on January 8, 2018 at 8:42pm

Hi Swappers, where did 2017 go?  I have missed my swapping and the challenges and my friendships and the mail in my letterboxes.  I hope you are all well and that the new year of 2018 sees you full of artistic excitement.  I know I certainly need some encouragement and challenges to get motivated this year to do more art, so here I am.  I have joined an ATC swap with Stacy and I have added a Mandala 12 month Postcard swap, which I hope some of you might find interesting to join me in.  I am really looking forward to reconnecting this year.  Sending you lots of virtual hugs and best wishes from the land down under, Marion K

Comment by Elaine Sobey on April 7, 2017 at 6:05pm

Hi Marion _ So sorry to hear your parents are unwell. We miss you too. Take care _ Hugs 

Comment by Stacy Woolsey on April 2, 2017 at 10:45am

We have been missing you Marion!!! Please take care of yourself!

Comment by Marion Kaye on April 1, 2017 at 10:36pm

Hi Swap Art swappers,  I just wanted to say  Hello and let you know I am missing my swap art challenges but life has got in the way of any artistic creativity for 2017, for me.  Both my parents have and are unwell and require more support from me.  I will be back but until then know I am missing you all and missing swapping with you.  Marion K

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?

 
 
 

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