Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Honi's collage sheet challenge - due August 4th

Check out these wonderful collage sheets that Honi has created just for us!
 It's been almost a year since we did a swap like this, and they are so much fun.

The Challenge:
Print the sheets and use the images to create a postcard.
You can alter the images, resize them, cut them, duplicate them, etc.
You don't have to use all of them.
You can use just one of the sheets, or mix up the images from the four sheets into a single piece.
You can add paint or crayon or marker or writing or embellishments, but don't add any images or text other than what's on these sheets.
How to print the images: 
To print a high-quality copy of each sheet, click here.  You'll be directed to a google drive (no sign-in required) where you can download the jpgs.  Once you're in the drive, click on each image individually to download it.  Each file is about 1mg.
(Alternately, hover your browser over the pictures in this post and right click to download it.  It will work, but the image will be lower quality.)

If you don't have a printer, but want to participate, send me an email (iamrushmore@gmail.com)
I'll print and mail them to you for $1.

Swap details:
  • You may submit as many as  four cards  (you will get back the same number you send)
  • if you're sending me more than one, please make sure you insert waxed paper or parchment in between the cards so they don't get stuck together in the envelope
  • write “MMSA Honi's collage challenge” on the back of your card to remind your recipient why they are receiving this wonderful work of art in the mail
  • I highly suggest you write your return address on the back of the postcard (in case of postal delivery problems) and your email address so the recipient can thank you. 
  • A note for your partner is a nice touch.
  • include a mailing label with your name and address for each card you create
    (I will attach them to the cards I mail back to you)
  • Please attach the proper postage to your postcard (see below for postal guidelines).  If you don’t have any stamps and it’s difficult for you to get some, go ahead and send me money instead.  You can stick cash in the envelope, or send it to me via paypal (iamrushmore@gmail.com) 
  • international swappers are welcome - the postage cost is $1.15 per card (paypal account is iamrushmore@gmail.com)

Postage and Card Size
You are welcome to make any size postcard you want, but please pay attention to the following postal guidelines
  • In order to use the postcard rate ($.34) your card cannot be bigger than 4.25 x 6 inches, and it must be thin and flexible.  A 4x6 card that is thick, lumpy or doesn't bend, needs more postage
  • If your card is a rectangle bigger than a postcard, but still flat and flexible, a regular "forever" ($.49 ) stamp is what you need.
  • If your card is an unusual shape (square, round) or is flexible but has some lumpy embellishments it will probably cost you the "non machinable" rate of $.70
  • If your card doesn't bend at all, the post office considers it a package and you should go get it weighed to figure out the proper postage.
You can find all the postal specifications (and a handy postage calculator) here:  http://postcalc.usps.gov/

Mail your cards no later than August 4th. (I don’t need to receive them by the 4th, they need to be postmarked by the 4th.)

Karen Isaacson
PO Box 532
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
United States

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