Sunday, February 26, 2017

Type Styles (Post Card) Swap - Send by April 17th

How many different type styles 
can you incorporate into your post card-sized piece of art?
Combine at least three
methods/media/materials from the list below on each mail art piece you           make for this group swap.  You can also include other type- or alphabet-related images in each swap piece you make.


IDEA BOOSTERS:
-spray through stencils
-rubber stamp alphabets/numbers (different sizes)
-attach letter stickers
-hand-draw aphabet/letters/numbers
-download alphabet/letters/numbers 
-collage cut-out letters/numbers
-apply paint to wooden type blocks 

Please DO NOT collage whole words from magazines.
Please DO make an effort 
to NOT form words with the letters you use.







THEME:  Type Styles
MEDIA:  Paint, Ink, Pencil, Markers, Stickers, Collage
TECHNIQUE:  Represent at least three different styles/sizes of type (alphabets/letters/numbers)
SIZE PARAMETERS:  6" x 4+1/2"


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

For The Love of Chocolate Zine Swap - Part 1

From Andrea:




From Barbara:




From Cheryl:




From Gail:




From Mary G:



From Mary U:



From Phillip:




From Rose: 


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Washi Tape Madness (Post Card) Swap - Send to Host by April 3rd

This swap hosted by Laurie requires using real Washi Tape (not copies) for at least 50% of the design over any background. You may add extra collage elements, and/or sketch, use paint, rubber stamped images, duct tape, or masking tape as accents.
Her four lovely examples show how to cover a base paper with Washi Tape and then cut out shapes.  Or cut/tear Washi Tape to make smaller pieces before applying.

No digital art.
No photographs of Washi Tape.


CAUTION:  Washi Tape, being somewhat repositionable, is not considered "permanent."  In order to make your mail art safer through postal processing and to assist delivery intact, PLEASE use either clear tape or a sealing material to secure your layers.  Please allow sufficient drying time before placing your entries between waxed paper, then into the envelope you send your host.





Sealant Examples: 
Gel medium
Goden polymer medium
Ranger Glue 'n Seal
Mod Podge
Collage Pauge

Disclaimer:  This host makes no guarantees regarding delivery.  All pieces will be sent to participants "naked" through the mail.

THEME:  Washi Tape
MEDIA:  50% Washi tape, plus other elements if you wish
NO CORRUGATED "box board"
TECHNIQUE:  collage and...
SIZE PARAMETERS:  4+1/4" x 6" maximum Post Card size (larger pieces will require additional postage) 
CHECKLIST:

  • waxed paper/parchment paper between each card
  • sufficient postage for each card
  • address labels for each card
  • adhesive tape tabs or strips on four edges of your envelope
  • email address if you want host to notify you of arrival 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Repetition and Variation - Part 3

Two from Laimi:




Four from Dorothea:






Two from Lorraine:




Four from Sarah C:






Three from Veebee:






Four from Cheryl: