Three from Fay:
One from Kathy M:
Four from Phyllis:
Two from Ria:
Four from Sarah:
Here's a shape/format that may be new to our MMSA group. I'm quite sure we haven't done this yet: ART ON A TRIANGLE rather than Artist's Trading Cards or Artist's Trading Coins. Thank you KM for suggesting this challenge :) The art we create for this exchange will be free-standing triangles (3-pointed pieces), not circles, not squares, not rectangles.
Let's see if I can describe the process since I might not be the only geometry-challenged person:
Start with a blank Artist's Trading Card, 3+1/2" x 2+1/2" made of card stock (index card thickness).
Measure one long side of the rectangle. It should be 3+1/2 inches.
Measure the short side of the rectangle. It should be 2+1/2 inches.
Mark the center of one of the long sides by measuring from corner to corner and dividing that number in half. Your center-mark should measure 1+3/4" from both corners. Make a diagonal line from the center mark to each of the furthest corners. The two sides of the triangle will be the same length. The base will be a little longer/wider.
Cut out your triangle(s) and decorate!! and write your name and contact info on the widest part of the back of the triangle.
|One center triangle and two discard pieces
Just CONTACT ME via email or leave a comment on this site.
One thing I like about these artsy triangles is that they fit in the horizontally-oriented pockets of the plastic (Baseball) Trading Card sheet protectors (8 pockets to a page) which can be stored in a 3-ring binder.
Also, I noticed that five of these triangles can be arranged (peaks to the center) to form a Pentagon. How cool!
Have fun making 3-pointed art to trade.
NOTE: Kindly put your name and email address on the back of each TRIANGLE TRADING CARD so your eventual swap partner knows who made it and can contact you to thank you.
THROUGH THE MAIL: I suggest you wrap each triangle or two back-to-back in waxed paper, then arrange side by side and tape together with Washi or Scotch tape over the waxed paper so they don't slide around and bunch up. This will help them to lie flat in a long business envelope or a greeting card envelope. The hope is that the envelopes won't get ripped open by the automatic sorting machines.
Please include a sturdy new envelope with your "TO" address on it, also non-machinable postage- probably a butterfly stamp.
Four from Anna:
Four from Ellen:
Three from Eve:
Four from Karen M:
One from Kathy M:
One from Mirabai:
Three from Phyllis: