Sunday, November 29, 2020

INKS ARE FUN! - Part 1

Four from Renee: 



Four from LaDonna:




One from Kathy M:

Four from Honi


Thursday, November 26, 2020

ROCK - Part 2

 Three from Anna:



Four from Ellen:




Four from Gloria:




Four from Sarah:



Tuesday, November 24, 2020

CHRISTMAS/WINTER - Part 3

 Four from Joyce:





Four from Kayenderes:



Four from Margaret:





Four from Marja:






Three from Sarah:




Saturday, November 21, 2020

GRID Rerun - Post Card Swap - Postmark by December 14th

We had a "GRID" themed post card swap in February 2018.  Here is another one.  

Gelli Plate Print with Hardware Cloth and Acrylic paints- hhc

A"GRID" according to a Yahoo definition is a framework of spaced parallel or crossing bars which form squares or rectangle spaces.

Plastic Grid imprints on Acrylic paints - hhc

Some examples might be:  graph paper, hardware cloth (metal), heating duct cover/grating, plastic webbing, calendar, TicTacToe game, aerial maps, plaids, window sashing, snow fencing, citrus fruit bags, Magic Mesh (adhesive plastic art supply).
  
Dripped Alcohol Inks and Rubber Stamps - hhc
Participants can make 1 - 4 post cards to be exchanged with swap partners.  You will receive back the number of cards you send in.  

Use a "GRID" design as a launching pad for your art.  Stencils or sketching, taking impressions from gratings, screens, netting, fencing are just a few of many options.


MEDIA/TECHNIQUES:  Your choice- paint, ink, sketching, drawing, transfer, rubber stamps, collage, stencil work, etc.
SIZE PARAMETERS:  6" x 4+1/4"
CHECKLIST:
  • ADDRESS LABELS FOR EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN 
  • SUFFICIENT POSTAGE FOR EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN
  • WAXED PAPER, PARCHMENT OR CELLOPHANE BETWEEN EACH PIECE TO PREVENT STICKING TOGETHER
  • YOUR RETURN ADDRESS ON EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN
Gelli Plate Print with Hardware Cloth  & Acrylic paints - hhc

*****ANYTHING LARGER THAN POST CARD SIZE LIMITS WILL REQUIRE AT LEAST 55-CENTS LETTER RATE POSTAGE.*****

*****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 PROBABLY REQUIRE 70-cents  "NON- MACHINABLE" POSTAGE***** 

Sample Post Card Back

Put your card(s) in an envelope and get them postmarked 
by December 14th

SEND TO:
Honi C.
Post Office Box 142
Freedom, New York State  14065  USA

QUESTIONS:  s.h.greenstamps@juno.com

GROUP SWAP DETAILS:
  • 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 -  "GRID RERUN" 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 probably need nonmachinable postage.  Thank you.
Dripped Alcohol Inks, Rubber Stamps and white pen marker
on Acrylic paints - hhc

Postage and Card Size
  • In order to use the postcard rate ($.35) your card cannot be bigger than 6"
     x  4+1/4", and it must be thin and flexible.  A card that is larger, thick, lumpy or doesn't bend, will require more postage. 
  • 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 is thick and doesn't bend at all or has thick pieces like buttons or charms on it, the post office may consider it a package and you should go get it weighed and measured to figure out the proper postage.
INTERNATIONAL SWAPPERS - contact the swap host regarding using PayPal to cover return mailing postage, or make other arrangements.

You can find all the postal specifications (and a handy postage calculator) here:  http://postcalc.usps.gov

Plastic Mesh Grid paint impressions, Acrylic paints background - hhc