Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Black & Gray & Blue Artists' Trading Cards Swap - Postmark by July 1st

This group swap features three main colors:  Black, Gray and Blue. Tiny bits of accent colors will be allowed.  






Participants may create and send in 1 - 4 Artists' Trading Cards to be exchanged with designated swap partners.  

Possible media/techniques include paint, collage, inks, rubber stamping, Gelli-Plate Printing, stenciling, etc.








Your designs may be either horizontally or vertically oriented.

Summary
THEME:  Black Gray Blue
FORMAT:  Artists' Trading Cards
MEDIA:  any
TECHNIQUE: any
SIZE PARAMETERS:
3+1/2 x 2+1/2"  
or  2+1/2" x 3+1/2"




CHECKLIST:
  • A SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE FOR THE PIECES YOU EXPECT TO RECEIVE 
  • SUFFICIENT POSTAGE 
  • RECOMMENDED:  WAXED PAPER, PARCHMENT OR CELLOPHANE BETWEEN EACH PIECE TO PREVENT STICKING
  • YOUR CONTACT INFO ON EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN
  • WRITE "MMSA - BLACK GRAY BLUE" on the back of each trading card

*****ART THICKER THAN SEVERAL LAYERS OF INDEX CARD, ART TOO STIFF TO BEND EASILY, DELICATE COLLAGE MAY REQUIRE PROTECTION AND "NON-MACHINABLE" POSTAGE***** 









Put your ARTISTS' TRADING CARD(s) in an envelope and 
get it into the mail no later than 
July 1st

SEND TO:

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

QUESTIONS?  s.h.greenstamps@juno.com

SWAPPING GUIDELINES:

  • You may send in as many as four ATCs unless specified by the swap host.  (You will receive the same number you send, each from a different artist).
  • Write “MMSA -  Black-Gray-Blue" on the back of each TRADING CARD.  An email address legibly written will make it easier for each recipient to acknowledge receipt of your wonderful art, and to thank you.
  • Your ATCs should be mailed to your host in an envelope/  Your swap host will mail them to their new homes.  Your exchanged cards should arrive in the envelope you provide.
  • If you're sending more than one, please insert waxed paper, parchment or cellophane between the ATCs so they don't get stuck together in the envelope, especially if you use glue, paint or sealant.
  •  Please enclose the proper postage in the envelope (see below for postal guidelines)
  • ART made from thicker cardboard (therefore stiff/not easily bendable)  or with thick embellishments may need nonmachinable 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

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Alien/Fantasy Plants Post Card Swap - Postmark by Monday, June 24th

 Acrylic paint smoosh art plus...
Now it's time to REALLY have some fun.  Have you ever wondered what kind of plant life you might find on a distant planet?  
Use your imagination to design some other-worldly plants that you would like to see, or that you would never want to run across,  not even in your worst nightmares!  
I was thinking eyeballs and teeth, 
but you can come up with something even more fantastic, I know you can.




4-Eyed SplitStalk and Eye-Eye-Eye Plants
Acrylic paint Smoosh art and drip-painted 



Make 1 - 4 cards using any medium or technique, to share with your designated exchange partners.


Summary
THEME:  Alien/Fantasy Plants
MEDIA:  any
TECHNIQUE: any
SIZE PARAMETERS:  6" x 4+1/4"




CHECKLIST:
  • AS MANY SELF-ADDRESS LABELS AS PIECES YOU EXPECT TO RECEIVE BACK
  • SUFFICIENT POSTAGE FOR EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN
  • RECOMMENDED:  WAXED PAPER, PARCHMENT OR CELLOPHANE BETWEEN EACH PIECE TO PREVENT STICKING
  • YOUR RETURN ADDRESS ON EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN
  • WRITE "MMSA - ALIEN PLANTS" on the side you write on anyway, not the on art side


Acrylic paint Smoosh art and pen details
*****ART LARGER THAN POST CARD SIZE LIMITS WILL REQUIRE AT LEAST 55-CENTS LETTER RATE POSTAGE.*****

*****ART THICKER THAN SEVERAL LAYERS OF INDEX CARD, ART TOO STIFF TO BEND EASILY, DELICATE COLLAGE, DESIGNS WITH ART EXTENDING OVER THE EDGES, POST CARDS ENCASED IN CELLOPHANE SLEEVES, WILL REQUIRE 70-cents "NON-MACHINABLE" POSTAGE***** 

Put your card(s) in an envelope and 
get it into the mail no later than
Monday, June 24th




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

QUESTIONS?  s.h.greenstamps@juno.com

SAMPLE MAIL ART SWAP POST CARD TEMPLATE:


SWAPPING GUIDELINES:
  • You may send in as many as four cards unless specified by the swap host.  (You will receive the same number you send, each from a different artist).
  • Write “MMSA -  ALIEN PLANTS" on the back of each card and attach your return address in the UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER in case of postal delivery problems.  If  you will include an email address legibly written, your recipient will find it easier to acknowledge receipt of your wonderful art, and to thank you.
  • Your cards should be mailed to your host in an envelope/  Your swap host will mail them as-is to other swappers.  International swappers may request to have them all mailed together in one envelope.
  • If you're sending more than one, please 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.
  • LEAVE SPACE FOR THE "ADDRESS TO" LABELS PARTICIPANTS SEND IN FOR THE SWAP HOST TO ATTACH

  • Include a mailing label with your name and address for each card you expect to receive back.
(Your host will attach them to the swapped cards she mails to you)
  •  Please enclose the proper postage in the envelope (see below for postal guidelines)
  • Postcards made from thicker cardboard (therefore stiff/not easily bendable)  will need nonmachinable postage.  Thank you.
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 very thick, heavy and doesn't bend at all, the post office may consider it a package and you should get it weighed and measured at a postal counter 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

Friday, May 24, 2019