Wednesday, June 14, 2023


Collage by hhc

 Do you remember when processing photo's involved using film negatives from a camera to have positive images printed?  

For this swap we will create post cards that show

BOTH the negative

and the positive of an image

split in half, side-by-side, 

centered in the middle 

oriented either horizontally

or vertically. 

Roller rubber stamped images and
collage by hhc

The halves in my examples don't align perfectly, but I hope you will enjoy creating art with this 

Side-by-Side, Light-and-Dark 

or Black-and-White technique. 

Check out some examples of "Positive-Negative Art" on the Internet. 

Acrylic Paint over Stencil - by hhc

One possible collage approach would be to cut out identical, symmetrical, same-sized objects from black and white card stock, then cut each one in half and pair with each opposite.  

Collage by hhc

Collage the white half of the image over a black background next to the black opposite half of the image over a white background, and align side by side, with black and white halves touching at the center of your post card.  My description may make it sound more difficult than it is.  Sorry about that...

See comment below...

Rubber stamp, white paint, black ink by hhc

Participants may also use rubber stamps or paint, (stencils), ink, etc.  My fern card was made by using a rubber stamped image with black ink for one half and the same image with white acrylic paint for the other half.  (It wasn't a reverse/mirror image.  Oops.)

Participants: for this exchange, make 1 - 5 post cards that show (part of) an object/shape in black and part in white, meeting in the center, using the same object on each half of your post.



  • You may submit as many as four Post Cards.  (You will get back the same number you send, each from a different artist,) 
Mail your PCs to your host in an envelope, and your host will mail out the swapped PCs after the swap is processed.
  • If you're sending more than one PC, please insert waxed paper or parchment between the
  •  cards if there is a chance they might get stuck together in the  envelope.  
  • Please write your return address or email address on the back of the PC so the recipient can thank you.
  • Also, note the Swap Name on back of your post card.
  • Please get your 1 - 5 post cards into the mailing system by WEDNESDAY, JULY 5TH
Contact me if your mailing might arrive late.

Mail to:  Honi C.
Post Office Box 142
Freedom, NY  14065

You can find all the postal specifications (and a handy postage calculator) here:


Anonymous said...

Yikes! Another difficult one!

KR said...

Anonymous, I challenge you to TRY IT. You might have fun with it... Idea: Cut a black PC and a white PC in half. Line them up side-by-side next to each other with straight sides touching, and glue to a base post card form. Then cut two same-sized circles, one from black paper, one from white. Cut both circles in half. Glue the flat edge of the white half-circle to the flat edge of the black half-PC, then glue the black circle to the center edge of the half-PC of white. Arrange the white PC half next to the black PC half. Hope this helps...

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