Saturday, October 1, 2022

HAPPY WORLD POST CARD DAY!!!

Alcohol Inks and Rbber Stamps - by hhc
How did I miss this???  Thanks CM for the reminder.  To all who share friendship through art and correspondence, keep on creating !!!  Honi


 

Thursday, September 29, 2022

JUST BLACK AND WHITE - POST CARD SWAP - POSTMARK BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd

Photograph by hhc

Let's make some art with only Black and White.  No added colors.  Any mediums and techniques. 

Collage with security envelope patterns by hhc

This swap would certainly lend itself to Zentangles. Asemic writing. Or numbers, text, abstract figures.  

Collage by hhc
Paint, ink, collage, rubber stamping, Washi tape, etc. I know I'll be tempted to add a touch of color.  I'll be good, you be good :)

Collage and marker by hhc

Collage by hhc

Post Card Back suggested template

BE SAFE MY MAIL ART FRIENDS!

SWAP DETAILS:

  • You may send in as many as four Post Cards.  (You will get back the same number you send, each from a different artist,) 
Mail your PCs to your host in an envelope, and your host will mail out the swapped PCs after the swap is processed.
  • If you're sending more than one PC, especially if you use glue, ink, paint, please insert waxed paper or parchment between the cards so they don't get stuck together in the
  •  envelope.  
  • Please write your return address or email address on the back of the PC so the recipient
  • can thank you.
  • It helps me keep things straight if you make a note of the swap name on the back of each postcard :)
Send out your art by Monday, November 3rd
to
Honi C.
PO Box 142
Freedom, NY  14065

Questions?  s.h.greenstamps@juno.com

You can find all the postal specifications (and a handy postage calculator) here:  http://postcalc.usps.gov

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Monday, September 26, 2022

Monday, September 19, 2022

Autumn Leaves Will Fall! Postcard Swap - Postmark by Monday October 10th

(Real Maple leaf) Collage by hhc

Summer is on the way out.  It's the time of seasonal change and the leaves started turning gorgeous shades of red and orange and yellow weeks ago.  The Sugar Maples are most glorious this year.  There are many ways to celebrate the Autumn season, but let's feature LEAVES in our art.  (Include trees, too, if you want to.)

Rubber stamped images and collage by hhc
 
Some techniques/nediums may include paint, ink, collage, rubber stamp designs...  Also marbleized, Zentangles, leaf pressing, etc.

by hhc- My first Zentangle
attempt- Go ahead,
laugh at me or just
shake your head... *sigh*


collage by hhc

Participants, create 1 - 4 postcards to be swapped with others' art.

Gelli Plate Print, Asemic Writing, Collage
by hhc


SWAP DETAILS:

  • You may send in as many as four Post Cards.  (You will get back the same number you send in, each from a different artist,) 
Mail your PCs to your host in an envelope, and your host will mail out the swapped PCs after the swap is processed.
Include one post card stamp and one self-address label for each PC you send in. *
  • If you're sending more than one PC, especially if you use glue or paint, please insert waxed paper or parchment between the  cards so they don't get stuck together in the envelope.  
  • Please write your return address or email address on the back of each PC so the recipient
  • can thank you.
  • POSTCARDS are to be no larger than 6" by 4+1/4"... * Larger sized art or altered corners require extra postage. 

Template for possible layout of PC back

You can find all the postal specifications 
(and a handy postage calculator) here:  http://postcalc.usps.gov


Rubber stamping, real leaf, collage by hhc

Postmark your art by 10/10/22 and send to:

Honi C.
PO Box 142
Freedom, NY  1405

Questions:  s.h.greenstamps@juno.com

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

DESIGN-A-MUG Paper Swap - Postmark by Monday, October 3rd

Drip & Drag Paint mug, collage, rubber stamp images
with Gelli-Plate Print Background by hhc


 As cooler Autumn days approach (in some parts of the country), some of us are thinking about trading in our ice cream cones for cozy mugs of soup, coffee, tea or hot chocolate (with marshmallows, of course).  

Participants, create 1 - 4 MUG post cards (6" x 4+1/4") with your own design and shape, whether tall or chunky, fancy or plain.  An internet search for hand-decorated mugs can be a springboard for great ideas.

Collaged stencil pattern, rubber stamped images by hhc

 Designing your mug art on a card stock postcard background is an option.  Another is cutting out the shape with no background.  If you do that, please keep your overall design smaller than 7" x 5".

I highly recommend using CARD STOCK (index card weight) rather than cardboard or poster board, as the stiffer, thicker heavier-weight paper would require more postage, of course.

Print of dried leaves, butterfly sticker, rubber
stamped ferns on Gelli Plate print background  by hhc

Some idea-starters might include Marbleizing technique, rubber stamped designs, collage, spray inks, Gelli Plate prints, the recent Drip and Drag paint technique, etc. 

Collage and rubber stamped design by hhc

If your art requires  an envelope to go out to your swap partners, I will provide the envelopes so you won't have to enclose envelopes in your mail-in to me.  (Recently we've seen some problems with several light-weight envelopes getting ripped open, chewed up and spit out by the US Postal sorting machines. Sometimes the contents make it, sometimes they don't.)

Paint pen and marker and collage on Gelli Plate Print
by hhc

Be sure to put your name and contact information on the back of each piece you send in to be exchanged, so your swap partners can thank you.

CHECKLIST:

  • ADDRESS LABELS FOR EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN 
  • SUFFICIENT POSTAGE FOR EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN
  • WAXED PAPER, PARCHMENT OR CELLOPHANE BETWEEN EACH PIECE
  • YOUR NAME & RETURN ADDRESS ON EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN

*****ANYTHING LARGER THAN POST CARD SIZE LIMITS WILL REQUIRE AT LEAST 58-CENTS LETTER RATE POSTAGE.*****


*****ANYTHING THICKER THAN SEVERAL LAYERS OF INDEX CARD, ANYTHING TOO STIFF TO BEND EASILY, DESIGNS WITH ART EXTENDING OVER THE EDGES, POST CARDS ENCASED IN CELLOPHANE SLEEVES, WILL REQUIRE EXTRA OUNCE POSTAGE***** 

Put your art in an envelope and get it postmarked by Monday, October 3rd

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

QUESTIONS:  s.h.greenstamps@juno.com