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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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

12 Days of Christmas ATC Swap

Started by Stacy Woolsey. Last reply by sharon oppenheimer yesterday. 14 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


Started by Susanne Skene. Last reply by Stacy Woolsey yesterday. 9 Replies

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

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

Started by Susanne Skene. Last reply by Sharon Nelson Nov 9. 190 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

*CLOSED* Time Theme ATC Swap

Started by Rosie Higgins. Last reply by Rosie Higgins Nov 9. 103 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

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 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


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

Comment Wall


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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

Comment by Sarah Mayes on March 19, 2014 at 8:01pm

hello all, I accidently hit ignore on a couple of friend requests with ut catching the name first, please resend 

Comment by sharon oppenheimer on January 18, 2014 at 5:15pm

Hi Raina,Look towards the top of this page to The ATC Trading Thread. You can place your request for postcard trading partners here.If you have any postcards that you have made already,post them here for people to see.

Comment by spiritweaver on December 13, 2013 at 1:03am
I would love to join this doll swap. Count me in. I've never made these before and I don't do a lot of handsewn but I'm all for it. SpiritWeaver
Comment by carol quinlan on December 12, 2013 at 9:48pm

hi all ,i had a lovely little present of masks from jen oslow i,m thrilled with them ,i will upload them as soon as my computer is sorted [grrrr!] thanks for the lovely christmas card also . i hope you all on the art colony have a super christmas and look forward to getting back after the new year ,cheers......

Comment by sharon oppenheimer on December 10, 2013 at 3:49am

I'm very glad the she has such a good home,Suzanne. Thank you,Debbie.

Comment by Debbie Rippie on December 9, 2013 at 10:21pm

Absolutely Gorgeous Sharon!!!  Lucky you Suzanne!

Comment by Susanne Skene on December 9, 2013 at 6:52pm

My Dear Sharon,

Christmas sure came early this year!  Thank you for your gift of art particularly of this wonderful cat the Lynx. This is one type of cat that likes to roam around in my little haven in the woods where my cabin awaits my return :)  This happy lynx will be making the long journey to the cabin with me in the spring.  It needs to be hung in a place where it will shine.  Here she is!

Comment by Susanne Skene on December 9, 2013 at 11:09am

Anton, I am looking forward to you joining in on the swaps again.  Your great sense of humour and wonderful art has been missed :D

Comment by sharon oppenheimer on December 9, 2013 at 10:30am

I'm So happy to hear that,Anton !!! You've been missed.



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