Sunday, March 3, 2013

Black and White doodle ATC - Mail by April 1st

Calling all doodlers and Zentanglers!
For this swap we will doodle or tangle an ATC using only black and white.

 It’s okay to add a collage element or printed image, as long as the majority of the card is doodled.
(I'm not much of a doodler or ATC maker, but I think you the idea)

  • Doodle a black and white artist trading card in the standard ATC size – 2.5” x 3.5”  (64mm x 89mm)
  • Include your name and contact information on the back of your ATC (address and/or email and/or blog) so that you partner can thank you or find out more about you.
  • Please limit yourself to 2 cards (so far the ATC swaps aren’t as popular as the postcard swaps.  If you send me five I might not be able to send you five in return!)
  • Stick your ATC in an envelope with a self addressed stamped envelope.
  •  mail it to me no later than April 1st
             Karen Isaacson
             PO Box 532
             Shrewsbury, MA 01545
             United States
  • If you make more than one you can send them to me in the same envelope and you only need to include one self-addressed stamped envelope.
  • I will post your work to the blog when I receive it.  If you would like your image linked to your blog, or flickr account, or facebook page, or etsy shop (or whatever) just send me a note telling me how you want it linked.  (this is a great way to meet other artists and make lots of new friends)


Lesa said...

I enjoy looking at the art you post. Very interesting and fun!

Oh, I wanted to mention that I haven't been getting notices of new posts from about half the people I follow. I don't know what's happened, but I'm missing blog posts!

Anonymous said...

very interesting and fun. this one is completed and going in the mail box today

Anonymous said...

Uneducated question: Is there a specific card for the ATC's, or can I cut the required size from card stock and use that? I've seen ATC's before, but never made one, and have NO clue as to what to use for the card itself.

Also, for the postcard swaps, is it ok to use an index card?

TIA, Joyce

Parabolic Muse said...

I am going to make about a dozen.
Maybe I'll send them out, too!!

Karen Isaacson said...

Hi Joyce, You don't need a special card or paper for the ATC. You can cut any sturdy paper to the proper size. Heavy cardstock, or water color paper, or thin cardboard would all work. As for the postcard, an index card would probably be okay if it's a sturdy one. Even though you are sending it to me in an envelope, I'll be passing it on to it's new home "naked" (no envelope). I have some super cheap index cards that probably wouldn't survive the mail, but I've also had nice thick ones that would. You can go through your recycle bin and cut up cereal boxes (or similar weight cardboard) or you can take a junk mail postcard and paint over it. Gesso is wonderful for covering up old boxes or junk mail and turning them into blank "canvases" for postcards!

Karen Isaacson said...

you're a brat, but I love you anyway.

Anonymous said...

Karen, thanks so much for your quick reply, I appreciate you. I also appreciate the great ideas for making postcards, so, thank you again.


smileyfish said...

Is there a proper size for the ATC?

Karen Isaacson said...

Yes - it should be 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

Parabolic Muse said...

If I send you more than two, you can keep the extras.

I get carried away.

sometimes without paramedics.

Colleen said...

I'm sending 2 off in today's mail. Now to get working on the round postcards! One of those done and a second half-done.

Anonymous said...

I'll be doing this one and sending it out soon!

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