Sunday, July 15, 2012

Monochromatic post card swap - postmark by July 28

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it: create a post card based on a single color.
Any color.
It's okay to have a little bit of black or white or a hint of an accent color, but keep the focus on shades of a single color.  

Here are some examples.  (these are actually ATC's I did a while back, but you get the idea).  You can use any materials and any style as long as your postcard is handmade.


This is a really fun exercise, and I hope a lot of you will join the swap.  I've heard personally from a few people who admit to being nervous or shy about swapping.  
Please Please Please don't be afraid.
Everyone's offerings are welcome and appreciated.
We have brand new artists in our midst, and experienced artists trying things for the first time.
We are all here because we like to make art, we like to mail art, and we like to get mail in return.
No one is ever disappointed to open their mailbox and find a cheerful handmade postcard with a friendly note. 

So here are the swap details:
  • Make a monochromatic postcard
  • Put a stamp on it and write a short message to your partner - include your name and contact information (address and/or email and/or blog) so that you partner can thank you or find out more about you.
  • leave the address section blank
  • include a mailing label with your name and address on it (I will stick it on the card I mail back to you.  This keeps me from having to decipher handwriting on the envelope you send me, and saves me time when swapping everything and mailing it back out)
  • put it in an envelope and mail it to me no later than July 28th.
             Karen Isaacson
             PO Box 532
             Shrewsbury, MA 01545
             United States
  • Feel free to make more than one ( you can send them to me in the same envelope).  You'll get back the number of postcards you create.  Make sure to include a mailing label for each post card you create.
  • If you live outside the US, don't attach stamps and send me $1 via paypal.  email: iamrushmore@gmail.com

11 comments:

  1. I'd love to do this but am afraid I am too involved in other stuff for a few weeks. I look forward to everyone's submissions tho'.

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  2. Hey. Has anyone signed up for this? It looks neato. I want lots of teal and orange and obsidian and ecru and eggplant colored cards. If you have anyone who's made those, I'm in. If you don't know what they've made, I'm in, too.

    But if I'm only swapping with myself, it's kind of a waste of postage, don't you think?

    Oh. YOU'LL swap with me?! Fabulous!

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  3. Me too! Having so much fun with these! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

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  4. Just found this the other day and I am working furiously to get a couple done....I didn't know I could enjoy monochromatic color as much as I am!!! Thanks for the fabulous idea!!!

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  5. Count me in! Two in the mail today. Love this idea.

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  6. Just found this today and turned right around to my art desk and went to work. I'm in with two cards and guess what, Parabolic Muse??? One of them is flaming orange! The other is turquoise. Will mail them off tomorrow. Mail art is the best, so I'll be watching for the next one.

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  7. In the mail in the nick of time! WHEW!!!! What a week, barely made the deadline for all the other things that wanted to intrude into my fun!!!! THANKS for arranging this!!!

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  8. i mailed two out on 7/20

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