Thursday, February 7, 2019

Winter Whites Artist Trading Cards - Postmark by February 25th

Maybe if we have a "Winter White swap" now, the snow will melt earlier?  One can hope...
Some definitions of "white" from a Merriam-Webster dictionary include "free from color... light... lustrous.... unmarked by writing or printing..."

On August 18, 2015 Karen hosted a "Winter White Sparkles" post card swap and on July 27, 2017 we had a "White On White Textures" post card swap.


This time we will use a smaller format for those who enjoy making and collecting Artist Trading Cards.

The size format is 3+1/2" x 2+1/2" and it may be oriented either horizontally or vertically.
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Use only white items to create layers.  
There are slight shades of white, 
whether soft-white, bright white, 
or off-white, etc. 
(Just check out the paint chips at 
your nearby hardware store!) 
Please limit all of the elements on your
Artist Trading Cards to white.
A layered effect with various media
will make it more interesting.
So paint, collage, emboss, spray, sculpt, texture!


Some ideas to get you started:
acrylic paint, White-Out, paint pen
molding paste, spackle, stucco paint
Magic Mesh
cheesecloth, gauze
seam tape
appliques
lace
paper doilies
painted leaves
white tape (no designs)
3-ring reinforcement circles
textured papers, torn, or small, flat folds
paper hole-punch-outs
plain white tissue paper, napkins, paper towels
small feathers (secure very well!!!)
eggshell bits (ditto)
sample/paint chips
threads, string, ribbon
white pencil, chalk, crayon

NOTE:  If your art is thick and/or lumpy, please be kind and enclose extra (loose) postage.  Thank you :)

THEME:  ATC's 
MEDIA:  Your choice
TECHNIQUE:  Your choice
SIZE PARAMETERS:  2+1/2" x 3+1/2"
CHECKLIST:
  • SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE 
  • NON-MACHINABLE POSTAGE (70-cents)
  • WAXED PAPER BETWEEN EACH PIECE
  • YOUR RETURN ADDRESS ON THE ENVELOPE YOU SEND TO YOUR HOST, AND THE ENVELOPE YOU EXPECT TO COME TO YOU.
Put your ATC's and SASE in an envelope 
and mail by
Monday, February 25th

TO:
H. Chassin
PO Box 142
Freedom, NY  14065

Questions?  s.h.greenstamps@yahoo.com  


SWAP DETAILS:
  • You may send in as many as four ATC's.  (You will get back the same number you send, each from a different artist)
  • Mail your ATC's to your host in an envelope, and your host will mail out the swapped ATC's in the self-addressed envelope you provide.  
  • If you're sending more than one ATC, please insert waxed paper or parchment between the cards so they don't get stuck together in the envelope.  
    Please write your name/email address on the back of the ATC so the recipient can thank you.  
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

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