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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

Closed - OPEN****Envelopes Swap****

Started by Darlene R. Businelle. Last reply by carol quinlan 37 minutes ago. 26 Replies

For this swap you can   make 2 envelopes, or paint on 2 envelopes or decorate them. The size is up to you. You will have one person to swap with.Dead line for sign up is: June 20, 2015.Partners name given out:  June 21, 2015Mail out date on or…READ MORE

ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATC JULY = BLACK

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Marion Kaye 1 hour ago. 8 Replies

ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATC JULY = BLACKThis will be a very interesting colour to create with this swap.You can sign up for this month, next month (when it is posted), a single month here and there, your favourite colour/color month only,…READ MORE

CLOSED - ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATC JUNE = PURPLE

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Cindy Poulos 20 hours ago. 77 Replies

ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATC JUNE = PURPLEYou can sign up for this month, next month (when it is posted), a single month here and there, your favourite colour/color month only, pop in and out depending on what is happening in your life at…READ MORE

***NEW***Summer Project - Adventures in WET FELTING.

Started by Susanne Skene. Last reply by Sharon Nelson yesterday. 84 Replies

 Okay doll makers, felters, knitters and all those that love textiles - are you…READ MORE

CLOSED - ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATC MAY = ORANGE, partners are posted

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Cindy Poulos on Friday. 145 Replies

CLOSED - Partners are posted.ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATC MAY = ORANGEYou can sign up for this month, next month (when it is posted), a single month here and there, your favourite colour/color month only, pop in and out depending on what is…READ MORE

Tags: May, colour, color

CLOSED ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATC APRIL = GREEN

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by sharon oppenheimer on Wednesday. 121 Replies

CLOSED - ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATCYou can sign up for this month, next month (when it is posted), a single month here and there, your favourite colour/color month only, pop in and out depending on what is happening in your life at the…READ MORE

CLOSED - ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATC MARCH = RED

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by Susanne Skene Jun 25. 164 Replies

ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATCCLOSED - MARCH = REDYou can sign up for this month, next month (when it is posted), a single month here and there, your favourite colour/color month only, pop in and out depending on what is happening in your…READ MORE

CLOSED - ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATC FEBRUARY = BLUE

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by sharon oppenheimer Jun 25. 151 Replies

CLOSED - ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATCFEBRUARY = BLUEYou can sign up for this month, next month (when it is posted), a single month here and there, your favourite colour/color month only, pop in and out depending on what is happening in your…READ MORE

"CLOSED" -- **BOOKMARK SWAP** -- Partners Now Posted!!

Started by Bill Linthwaite. Last reply by J L Johnson Jun 11. 169 Replies

Pull out those left over scraps, all your accumulated cut-offs from previous art projects and CREATE some BOOKMARKS for this swap! We are going to keep your creative possibilities open: 1. There is no size requirement as long as they will fit into…READ MORE

Tags: ACEO, ATC, Bookmarks, Swapping, Swap

**CLOSED** ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH 2015 ATC JANUARY = YELLOW

Started by Marion Kaye. Last reply by J L Johnson Jun 7. 169 Replies

*NEW* ONE COLOUR/COLOR A MONTH FOR 2015 ATCJANUARY = YELLOWYou can sign up for this month, next month (when it is posted), a single month here and there, your favourite colour/color month only, pop in and out depending on what is happening in your…READ MORE

Tags: Fun, Challenge, Color, Colours, ATC

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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.

Comment by Jen Osslow on December 16, 2014 at 10:14pm

Hi guys, I am looking forward to this swap.  As you know life gets crazy and i haven't been able to do any swapping for a while.  I will look for this one after the holiday.  take care!

Comment by Marion Kaye on December 16, 2014 at 9:37pm

Hi Stacy and Maureen, so great to hear from you ladies again, it has been hectic on the home front with work and the reality of life and I also backed off swaps for a while too.  Okay a colour series it is, I will set it up after Christmas.

Interesting thought Mary Margaret - monochromatic, happy for all suggestions.  Have a wonderful festive season swappers and watch this page after Christmas.

Comment by Maureen Craddock on December 16, 2014 at 7:31pm

Hi Marion, Im so happy you are back , I also missed you. I hope all is well with you and you family, XOXO I would consider a color series. I backed off swaps for a while to focus on art journaling. I think a color series would be a great choice , very open to interpretation.

Comment by Mary Margaret Hickman on December 16, 2014 at 5:42pm
Sounds good to me. Monochromatic?
Comment by Stacy Woolsey on December 16, 2014 at 5:13pm

Sounds like fun Marion. You could count me in on some of them!

Comment by Marion Kaye on December 16, 2014 at 3:58pm

Hi Sharon, so good to hear you are addicted to mandalas too and Mary Margaret, a colour/color, depending on whether you use the English or American spelling, lol, is where we would do a series of ATC's in a different colour each time, like doing a different artist series.  So we might start with, my favourite colour, blue and have 2 partners, so we make 2 ATC's in only the colour blue, in any medium and subject.  We could do a colour a month for 2015.

Wishing everyone a very happy festive season wherever you live in this world of ours, stay safe.  Sending you all love and laughter, Marion

Comment by Mary Margaret Hickman on December 16, 2014 at 9:52am
What is a color series, Marion?
 
 
 

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