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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

***NEW***WINTER PROJECT - SOFT SCULPTURED DOLLS!

Started by Susanne Skene. Last reply by Riya 1 hour ago. 34 Replies

  Hello Doll Makers!For those of you who were in the Summer Project Doll…READ MORE

12 Days of Christmas ATC Swap

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Elaine Sobey 5 hours ago. 25 Replies

Hi Everyone! I noticed we didn't have a Halloween swap and it's kinda late for a Thanksgiving swap but ...... Christmas is still a few days away LOL  I've always had so much trouble remembering the appropriate gift given for each day of the song "12…READ MORE

*CLOSED* Time Theme ATC Swap

Started by Rosie Higgins. Last reply by christine stuart on Tuesday. 114 Replies

The basics of this swap: the theme is Time (time travel, time spiral, time keeping, time lapse, time distortion, etc..).    There are no stylistic or medium restrictions.   Each participant will have 2 partners and make 2 ATCs for each of them…READ MORE

R**NEW**Summer Project - Doll Swap Part TWO!

Started by Susanne Skene. Last reply by Susanne Skene Dec 7. 194 Replies

Hello Fellow Doll Makers!Through the Doll Kit Swap Part One, some of us have experienced for the first time the thrill of doll making.  Then again, maybe some of you weren’t thrilled!  But for those of you wanting more I have a project for you over…READ MORE

Summer Project DOLL GALLERY!

Started by Susanne Skene. Last reply by Riya Nov 6. 6 Replies

Hello Ladies!Thanks to each and every TAC member that made this last doll swap so much fun.  I hope that you all will love the dolls I hand picked for each of you and sent out today.  Now here is some well deserved eye candy for all TAC members to…READ MORE

**CLOSED**ATC Swap - "My Pet(s)

Started by Susanne Skene. Last reply by Theresa Graeve Nov 4. 36 Replies

Hello Swappers :)For those that love their pets this swap will give you the opportunity to show them off!  I invite also those TAC members that really want a pet but can’t commit to one right now.  Please join us anyways and show us what pet you…READ MORE

***Closed**** Vacation ATC swap

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by Susanne Skene Sep 10. 91 Replies

Hi All! I personally had a lot of fun last year with our vacation swap, so I thought maybe another one would be in order this year. This year will be a "stay-cation" for me, so my atcs will depict something I am doing at home this year that others…READ MORE

**CLOSED**Mail Art Swap - Religious Icons

Started by Susanne Skene. Last reply by Susanne Skene Sep 10. 63 Replies

Hello Swappers!In this swap all mediums are accepted, even digital work.  However, please have your digital pieces not be just a photo you have merely altered in PhotoShop but something of your own creation.  Your mediums can include:  fabric, beads…READ MORE

ATC Trading thread...post here if you would like to trade ATC's, Twinchies, and Inchies with others!

Started by Laura Thykeson. Last reply by Maria Ximena Silva Sep 6. 1050 Replies

If you want to do "one on one" trades with others, you can discuss it here, and pm each other your mailing address. We will occasionally have themed trades, that I suppose I will host, but thought we could start out easy, especially until more…READ MORE

Tags: twinchies, inchies, trading, trade, atc's

Music CLOSED

Started by sharon oppenheimer. Last reply by Marion Kaye Sep 2. 234 Replies

*NEW* MUSIC SWAP       Hi Everyone, Hope you are all enjoying Spring. I would like to start a new theme; anything to do with ♫♫♫♫♫ MUSIC ♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫. Classical, Pop, Jazz, musicians, Singers, Opera, nursery rhymes, song birds, bands, festivals, album…READ MORE

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Comment by Jen Osslow on Wednesday

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 Wednesday

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 on Wednesday

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 Tuesday
Sounds good to me. Monochromatic?
Comment by Stacy Woolsey on Tuesday

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

Comment by Marion Kaye on Tuesday

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 Tuesday
What is a color series, Marion?
Comment by sharon oppenheimer on Tuesday

Hi Marion, So good to hear from you. I think of you often when I see your mandala stickers every time I open the fridge. I have been working on canvas with acrylics, something new for me and I often look at your beautiful mandalas for inspiration. Mandalas are as addictive for me as ATCs are. I would love to do a color series !! Great idea !! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas to you and your family and looking forward to some trades in the new year !! xx

Comment by Marion Kaye on Tuesday

Hi everyone,  I have missed my swapping with you all but it has been very busy for me with work these last few months and finally I only have 2 sessions left in my capacity of art therapist this week and then I am on holidays.  So I am able to get back to swapping.  I hope you are all well and ready for Christmas.  I missed Susanne's doll swap part 2 due to the reality of life and work.  Any ATC swaps coming up?  I was wondering if anyone would be interested if I hosted a colour series?  Let me know.  Take care and keep smiling, Marion K

Comment by Cathey E. DeRosa on July 29, 2014 at 10:48pm

I received Debbie Rippie's Twinchies today along with alot of generous little goodies.I feel like an amateur compared to Debbie. She is a very talented, creative, colorful, stunning artist. She sent me three twinchies and I sent her one + a cute little one by itself, but they don't compare to Deb's. I feel embarrassed that I don't really know the rules or she is just super generous. I will send her another one. I can't help myself. But I am an amateur compared to Debbie. She is so sweet and so complimentary. What a sweetheart. Now I just hope I can download her beautiful work. Thank you so much Deb and I know I will learn from your work since I admire it immensely. Take care, Cathey

 
 
 

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