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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 Cathey E. DeRosa on August 9, 2015 at 2:54am

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

Comment by Judie Martinez on August 8, 2015 at 8:25pm

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 8, 2015 at 8:21pm

Comment by Judie Martinez on August 8, 2015 at 8:11pm

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

Comment by Judie Martinez on August 8, 2015 at 8:09pm

Comment by Judie Martinez on August 8, 2015 at 8:08pm

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 8, 2015 at 8:03pm

Comment by Barbara Erickson on June 2, 2015 at 9:40am

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 12:13am

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

Comment by Barbara Erickson on May 8, 2015 at 11:46pm

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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