I had originally included four different stages/ techniques for this swap, but then I decided to divide them into two separate swaps. This swap features two out of 'four ways to slice it.'The approach for all four of your post cards will be COLLAGE. You may enhance each collaged post card base with other mediums or techniques to complete it.
For your first and second card: SLICE & ALTERNATE
Full sheet of glued alternate strips
2. Then line up the strips, alternating every other one, on a piece of 8+1/2 x 11 cardstock, side-by-side in the order the images were originally arranged.
4. Glue them in that position (one strip at a time), alternating strips from the two pictures.
ALTERNATIVE option: use a full sheet white label sheet with the sticky side up on which to arrange your strips, but be careful- if they get snagged before you position them, your strip(s) will be ruined.)
3. Shift every other strip up (or every other one down) about one inch, taking care to visually line up the images of every other strip horizontally, see shore line in example.
4. Glue them to a full-sheet piece of cardstock in that position (one strip at a time). (I don't recommend label sheets for this more complicated arrangement.)
- ADDRESS LABELS FOR EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN
- SUFFICIENT POSTAGE FOR EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN
- WAXED PAPER, PARCHMENT OR CELLOPHANE BETWEEN EACH PIECE
- YOUR RETURN ADDRESS ON EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN
*****ANYTHING THICKER THAN SEVERAL LAYERS OF INDEX CARD, ANYTHING TOO STIFF TO BEND EASILY, DESIGNS WITH ART EXTENDING OVER THE EDGES, POST CARDS ENCASED IN CELLOPHANE SLEEVES, WILL REQUIRE 70-cents "NONMACHINABLE" POSTAGE*****
Put your card(s) in an envelope and get them postmarked
by October 19th
Post Office Box 142
Freedom, New York State 14065 USA
- You may send in as many as four cards unless specified by the swap host. (You will get back the same number you send, each from a different artist)
- Your cards will be mailed to your host in an envelope, and your host will mail them "naked" to other swappers. International swappers may request to have them all mailed together in one envelope.
- If you're sending more than one, please make sure you insert waxed paper, parchment or cellophane between the cards so they don't get stuck together in the envelope, especially if you use glue, paint or sealant
- Write “MMSA - SLICE, ALTERNATE & SHIFT" on the back of each card and attach your return address in the UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER in case of postal delivery problems. An email address legibly written would make it easier for your recipient to thank you.
- LEAVE THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE POSTCARD BLANK (THE PART WHERE THE ADDRESS "TO" GOES)
- Include a mailing label with your name and address for each card you create
(Your host will attach them to the cards she mails back to you)
- Please include the proper postage in the envelope or adhere stamps to your postcards (see below for postal guidelines)
- Postcards made from thicker cardboard (therefore stiff/not easily bendable) will need nonmachinable postage. Thank you.
- If your card is an unusual shape (square, round) or is flexible but has some lumpy embellishments it will probably cost you the "nonmachinable" rate of $.70
- If your card doesn't bend at all, the post office may consider it a package and you should go get it weighed and measured to figure out the proper postage.