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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: 420
Latest Activity: Jun 8

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

Celebrating Cultures

Started by Theresa Graeve Jun 8. 0 Replies

*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

CLOSED - Serendipitous Collage Postcard Swap

Started by Marion Kaye Jan 27. 0 Replies

***Create two Serendipitous Collage Postcard rectangular or square 6" 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 POSTAGE COSTS ARE UP…READ MORE

Tags: #serendipitous, #collage, #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

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Comment by Keith Fisher on April 28, 2012 at 7:59am

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 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 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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