Sunday, April 2, 2017

Decorated Papers Exchange - Send Out by May 22nd

shaving creme marbleizing

paint and rubber stamping

Several people have expressed an interest in repeating the Painted Papers swaps we have had in the past.  How we love pretty papers!  I would like to expand the possible media options to allow paint, ink, "paste papers" (Check Internet for some fascinating YouTube demonstrations.), stenciling, marbleizing, rubber stamping. 
Make FIVE lovely full-sheet background papers to share.

Stenciled:  ignore the holes 

Size:  8+1/2" x 11" mailed flat (not folded) in large Kraft or manilla envelope with a self-addressed large  envelope (folded once) inside. 
Your mailing will go as a "FLAT." (See your friendly postal clerk for proper postage.)
Stipulations:  NO digital, NO stickers, NO glitter... We are aiming for original, relatively flat background pieces.  
VERY IMPORTANT:  PLEASE!!! include your name, address, possibly also email address, on the BACK of each paper near an edge.

Hint:  If you send me an extra, I may send you one of mine :)

THEME:  decorated papers 
MEDIA:  paint, ink
TECHNIQUE: painting, rubber stamping, stenciling, marbleizing, etc.
SIZE PARAMETERS:  8+1/2" x 11"

  • use waxed paper between pieces
  • send papers flat/unfolded in large Kraft envelope
  • enclose a once-folded large Kraft envelope addressed to you, with your own self-address return label in upper left corner 
  • enclose return postage totaling $2.00 US
  • put your name/mailing address/email address on back of each paper near the edge
Place your paper(s) flat in a large envelope and send by May 22nd

Honi Chassin
Post Office Box 142
Freedom, NY  14065  USA


Submit FIVE pieces in your large envelope. You will receive FIVE pieces 
made by different participating artists.
    Please make sure you insert waxed paper or parchment in between each piece so they don't get stuck together in the envelope.                                                                               Write your name, return address and email address near the edge on the back of each piece
Include $2.00 in US postage with your papers.

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:


  1. I have a question. Just to clarify, is a Kraft envelope the same as a large flat Manilla envelope? Thanks.

    1. Hi Patti, I suppose either will do. The main thing is that your decorated papers will fit in the envelope(s) without having to fold them. Have fun! Honi