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).
|Drip & Drag Paint mug, collage, rubber stamp images|
with Gelli-Plate Print Background by hhc
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|
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.
- 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
Post Office Box 142
Freedom, New York State 14065 USA