Here's a wonderfully open-ended postcard swap from Beau.
Create postcards devoted to your favorite color. You can create in any style, using any supplies and any technique.
Keep the card mostly mono-chromatic in chosen hue.
You can have some black or white, or a splash of accent color, but your work should be dominantly shades of a single color.
Get them in the mail by November 14th to:
60 Rantoul St, Apt 603
Beverly, MA 01915
- You may submit as many as four cards (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.
- If you're sending more than one, please make sure you insert waxed paper or parchment in between the cards so they don't get stuck together in the envelope. This time of year thing are very likely to get stuck together in the envelope if you used any kind of paint or sealant
- Write “MMSA Favorite Color” on the back of your card to remind your recipient why they are receiving this wonderful work of art in the mail.
- I highly suggest you write your return address on the back of the postcard (in case of postal delivery problems) and your email address so the recipient can thank you.
- Leave the right side of the postcard blank (the part where the address goes)
- A note for your partner on the left side is always welcome
- 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 attach the proper postage to your postcard (see below for postal guidelines
Postage and Card Size
- You are welcome to make any size postcard you want, but please pay attention to the following postal guidelines
In order to use the postcard rate ($.34) your card cannot be bigger than 4 x 6 inches, and it must be thin and flexible. A 4x6 card that is thick, lumpy or doesn't bend, needs more postage.
- If your card is a rectangle bigger than a postcard, but still flat and flexible, a regular "forever" ($.47 ) stamp is what you need.
- If your card is an unusual shape (square, round) or is flexible but has some lumpy embellishments it will probably cost you the "non machinable" rate of $.68
- If your card doesn't bend at all, the post office considers it a package and you should go get it weighed to figure out the proper postage.
You can find all the postal specifications (and a handy postage calculator) here: http://postcalc.usps.gov/