Thursday, July 29, 2021

ANOTHER WASHI TAPES SAMPLES EXCHANGE - Postmark by August 23rd - UPDATED- Two Changes *

Here's a quick-turn-around materials exchange that doesn't require any art.

For this swap, those who have a Washi Tape collection can wrap *4 Washi Tape strips around a plastic piece and send in to be swapped with other participants.  

One to four groupings to exchange, 

sample tape lengths approx. *6"-8" each.

Then we can look forward to another Washi-Tape-themed art exchange (either Post Cards, Artists' Trading Cards, or Artists' Trading Coins format, not determined yet) in the early fall.  

An example of One-Color-Family Tapes:

An example of Rainbow-Variety Tapes:

An example of Patterns Tapes:

or any arrangement or color combination you want to share, including thin or wide tapes, metalics, etc.
(Gold, Silver, Copper, etc.)

(We should have a "Metallics"-themed swap sometime...)

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Monochromatic Post Card Swap - Postmark by August 16th

Collage over Acrylic Paint - hhc

 What is your favorite color?  Some people have more than one.  The more I work with different colors, the more I really like!

We had a Monochromatic art swap posted on July 27, 2017.  A Favorite Color swap on August 25, 2016.  And a Monochromatic art swap on July 15, 2012.  Just type "COLOR" in the Search bar along the right side of the MMSA Home Page to look at some former art for ideas...

Also, you can do an online search for  "Monochromatic Art Images" in Yahoo or Google  to see what other artists have done.

You may use the same color for all of the mail art pieces you send in for this exchange,


each post card may feature a different color.

Colors of a single hue result in a "Monochromatic color" scheme.  (Reference:  Wikipedia)
Collage  and rubber stamping over paper napkin - by hhc

 It's fine to use tints and shades of the color you pick, since a post card made with, for example, just dark blue on dark blue, would not have much definition or interest for the viewer. 

Shades and tones are created when one adds gray or black (or a darker color) to the original color.  Tints result from adding white instead.  This info. may be useful for painting...  

 (Reference:  Wikipedia)

Alcohol inks - by hhc
Normally, using a small amount of another color  i.e. a complementary, contrasting, or accent color, would perk things up, but for each post card in this swap, let's try to keep the color selection focused on THE ONE COLOR FAMILY YOU CHOSE.

Tints and shades ARE allowed.  A little bit of black, white, gray may be sneaked in... 

Collage by hhc


MONOCHROMATIC Acrylic paint - hhc

(Security Envelope Patterns) Collage over Acrylic Paint - hhc

Acrylic Paint - hhc

Sunday, July 18, 2021


by hhc
This posting is just for fun, not a current swap.

These were made for a fabric post card exchange almost several decades ago!  (I am much better at ice cream cones than sundaes...)

by hhc
I hope to see some ICE CREAM SUNDAE art coming in for our group swap.

by hhc


Saturday, July 17, 2021


 Four from Anna:

Four from Ellen:

  Three from Joyce:

Four from Sarah:

Thursday, July 15, 2021


 Four from Janet R:

One from Kathy M:

Four from Ladonna:

Four from Nicole:

Four from Patti: