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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!

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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

MONTHLY ARTIST POSTCARD SWAP - FEBRUARY 2019 IN THE STYLE OF MIRKA MORA

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Marion Kaye yesterday. 4 Replies

MONTHLY ARTIST POSTCARD SWAP, FEBRUARY 2019IN THE STYLE OF MIRKA MORAMirka MoraAustralian-French visual artistDescriptionMirka Madeleine Mora was a French-born Australian visual artist and cultural figure who contributed significantly to the…READ MORE

Tags: #australia, #france, #month, #style, #mora

Flower(s) as Inspiration

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Marion Kaye yesterday. 5 Replies

FLOWER(S) AS INSPIRATIONPOSTCARD SWAP***Create TWO Postcard's rectangular or square6" x 4" / 15cm x 10cm or 4" x 4"  / 10cm x 10cm (approximately) for TWO partners *** YOU CAN MAKE YOUR POSTCARD SIZE SMALLER OR LARGER IF YOU WISH, JUST REMEMBER…READ MORE

Tags: #swap, #inspiration, #postcard, #flower, #flowers

QUICK SWAP - TEA PLUS VALENTINES DAY

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Marion Kaye yesterday. 5 Replies

QUICK Swap -"THERE IS ALWAYS TIME FOR TEA"PLUS "VALENTINES DAY"POSTCARD SWAP***Create FOUR Postcard's rectangular or square6" x 4" / 15cm x 10cm or 4" x 4"  / 10cm x 10cm (approximately) for TWO partners - TWO for each partner *** (ONE TEA POSTCARD…READ MORE

Tags: #postcard, #swap, #timefortea, #valentinesday, #valentine

Hello

Started by Amber Scribble. Last reply by Marion Kaye on Sunday. 4 Replies

Is there anything going on here... looks pretty bleak to me... just found this site and looking to swapREAD MORE

Mail Art Fans!

Started by Bonniediva Sep 21, 2018. 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, 2018. 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, 2018. 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, 2018. 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, 2018. 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 25, 2018. 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

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Comment by Keith Fisher on April 28, 2012 at 12:59pm

Hi all! I just noticed that the next ATC swap is in May. I won't be able to make that one but was wondering how often you swap. I'd love to hop in on the next one.

Comment by Valerie Brown on February 3, 2012 at 4:33pm

i have lots of atcs i am working on now.   

Comment by Valerie Brown on January 22, 2012 at 4:56am

Thank you Donna 

Comment by Donna Duquette on January 21, 2012 at 10:45pm

That's fantastic, Valerie...wow!

Comment by Valerie Brown on January 21, 2012 at 9:55pm

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 9:52pm

Comment by rebecca kurowski on November 15, 2011 at 10:06pm

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 10:05pm

Comment by rebecca kurowski on November 15, 2011 at 2:50pm

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 5:26am
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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