Friday, February 3, 2023

Hello Mail Art Swappers,

I am once again having computer problems and trying to untangle them.  For now I can't post comments in the COMMENTS areas.  Keep on making art, and send up a prayer.  ARRRGGGGH

Honi

Thursday, February 2, 2023

A Scavenger Hunt - Collaged Post Card Swap - Postmark by Monday February 20th

 We haven't had a Scavenger Hunt Post Card Swap in a very long time.  This one will be prompted by a list of items to include on your post card art.  

Let's see who can incorporate all ten (10) items, OR  MOST OF THE ITEMS, on each post card.  

Participants:  

Write the swap name on the back side of each post card you create and write down all of the "Scavenged" items you included.  Your recipients will have fun locating them.

Here's the list:

1.  A FORTUNE COOKIE FORTUNE (paper)

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A PAPER STRIP FROM A FOIL HERSHEYS CHOCOLATE KISSES WRAPPER or equivalent...  (Bet you can't eat just one!!!)

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2.  A CANCELLED POSTAGE STAMP

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3.  SOME DECORATIVE TAPE OR WASHI TAPE

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4.  SOME PATTERNED PAPER LINING

FROM A SECURITY (business) ENVELOPE

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5.  A BIT OF A PAPER DOILY

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6.  PART OF A DECORATIVE PAPER NAPKIN

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7.  SOME THREAD OR STRING OR TWINE OR YARN (Keep it low-profile and well secured, please)

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8.  ANY PART OF A FOOD LABEL

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9PART OF AN ADVERTISEMENT, OR A COUPON

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10. A BIT OF WRAPPING PAPER (GIFT WRAP,  TISSUE PAPER, BROWN SHIPPING PAPER, OR DELI WRAP PAPER)

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If you want to, you may add paint or ink, colored pencils or other marks, besides the collaged items.

SUMMARY:

Create and send in 1 - 4 Post Cards to be exchanged with other swappers' art. 

Remember, these need to be able to SURVIVE going through the US Postal System.

Post Card size is 6" wide by 4+1/4" high although you may orient your post card design vertically instead of horizontally.  
If I receive Art pieces larger than that, they will either have to go out to your swap partner(s) in an envelope, or be sent unprotected with 1st Class postage affixed. 

Thick, bulky, stiff art costs more to mail out, as do post cards with notched or rounded corners.

ATTN:  Remember to keep the BOTTOM 1/2-inch EDGE of the back of your postcard(s) clear for Postal processing marks.

Loose postage enclosed works best for me.

Please remember to send me some of your return address labels to use for when I mail  your swapped art to you. 

Sample/template for back of each post card

***Get your art into the postal system by 

Monday, February 20th at the latest***

SEND TO:  

Honi C.  PO Box 142  Freedom, NY  14065

If you are running late, please email me so I can wait/watch for your art to arrive and include it in the exchange.

QUESTIONS:  s.h.greenstamps@juno.com

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

MAKE-YOUR-MARK With Marking-Tools - PART 2


 Four from Anna:





Four from Ellen:




Four from Karen M:





Four from LaDonna:




Four from Sarah:





Monday, January 30, 2023

HAVE A HEART - Part 4

 One from Kathy M:


Four from LaDonna:





Three from Lois:



Four from Margaret R:




Four from Pamela:




Four from Sarah:




Four from Sharon:





Saturday, January 28, 2023

HAVE A HEART - Part 3

 Three from Joanne R:



Two from Joyce:


Four from Karen E:




Four from Karen M: