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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 Cathey E. DeRosa on August 9, 2015 at 7:54am

Very creative...all of them. Wow! Black was a tough one, but they are all amazing.

Comment by Judie Martinez on August 9, 2015 at 1:25am

Marion Kaye, Australia, outdid herself! Look at these beautiful ATC's for the month of July in Black! Such intricate work with attention to detail.  thank you so much Marion.  Also, for the additional cards and Mandalas.  So colorful and beautiful! " and "Live".

Comment by Judie Martinez on August 9, 2015 at 1:21am

Comment by Judie Martinez on August 9, 2015 at 1:11am

Life is Good ATC from D. Singh-Heer ATC is on glitter black cardstock with acuterements.  So fun!

Comment by Judie Martinez on August 9, 2015 at 1:09am

Comment by Judie Martinez on August 9, 2015 at 1:08am

What a fun day!  I received some beautiful ATC's in the mail today - from Australia and New Zealand! First 3  Incredible works by D. Singh Heer, entitled Life Flows I, Life is Good, and "Xi" "Happiness, fulfilling the July 2015 "Black" Swap Trading Cards.

Comment by Judie Martinez on August 9, 2015 at 1:03am

Comment by Barbara Erickson on June 2, 2015 at 2:40pm

I received my orange swaps. My swap was from Linda Barnett, she sent 2 ATC handmade with different little squares and the other with a hummingbird. She had them enclosed in a nice note. Thanks Linda very nice.

Comment by Marion Kaye on May 9, 2015 at 5:13am

So glad you like them Barbara and glad to know you are working out TAC, enjoy swapping Marion

Comment by Barbara Erickson on May 9, 2015 at 4:46am

I received my first swap with the color green. I wasn't sure how to do things but hope I have it now. Thanks to Marion and Jen. Received cute pac man hiding in woods, greeting note and a green flower tablet and little green page marker. Marion sent me 2 ATC's, 2 card playing cards from Australia and small mandalas oh and a nice greeting card thanks so much girls.

 
 
 

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