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Art Journals for Beginners - International version

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Swap Coordinator:Emika (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Journals 
Number of people in swap:4
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.99
Last day to signup/drop:January 6, 2012
Date items must be sent by:January 20, 2012
Number of swap partners:1

Thanks to @LINDA50 for the idea of this swap, and for giving me permission to completely copy-and-paste parts of it!

Here is a journal swap for people of all levels of experience, and from all countries as well! Please read through all swap details carefully before joining.

The journal: You will create an Art Journal to be send to your partner. Multi-media is the keyword here. Which means you can use any combination of media to create the journal pages. Paint, markers, inks, dyes, drawings, magazine pages, collages, fabric, glitter, glue, glitter glue, pens, stencils, stamps, stamp pads, rubber stamps, any type of paper. You must use more than one media to create your journal.

You may make or purchase a blank journal for this swap; the minimum size for the journal is 4 inches by 6 inches. You must decorate the cover in some way. Inside, you should decorate at least 5 page spreads (meaning, the left and right page together), or decorate 10 single pages. Of course, you are welcome to do more if you like! Writing is allowed, but should not be the main part of any page.

How you decorate the pages and what themes you use are completely sender's choice, so feel free to work on it ahead of time (meaning, before partners are assigned). There will be only two weeks between the deadline to sign up and the deadline to send, so working ahead is strongly encouraged!

Lastly, when sending your journal, please package it so that it arrives safe, unwrinkled, and dry to your partner. If you package it poorly and it arrives damaged to your partner, you are responsible for offering them a resend or accepting a lower rating.

Requirements for joining: You must have been on swap-bot for at least 3 months. You must have completed at least 20 Type-3 swaps. You must have at least a 4.99 rating, with no unexplained threes and no ones at all. I will certainly ban anyone who does not meet these requirements, and I reserve the right to ban anyone else who looks fishy in any way.

Any other questions, please ask below in the comments. If it's urgent, please message me, since I may not see the comment. Have fun, everybody!


Jemennuie 12/26/2011 #

I would love to join but don't meet the requirements. I have to say though the requirements don't really make it sound like a beginners swap.

hannibal 12/27/2011 #

Sounds pretty complicated to me as well

bmyers08 12/28/2011 #

It sounds like an awesome swap, sadly since I just found this site today I also don't qualify

Emika 12/30/2011 #

The "beginners" part means people who are beginners to art journals, not beginners to this site. Sorry about that! If this swap goes well, I will host another version later in the year, and I hope you will be able to join then!

ashleymcg 01/ 5/2012 #

:( This is the exact kind of swap I was looking to do. But sadly I just found this site today to so I dont qualify. Bummer...

ashleymcg 01/ 5/2012 #

:( This is the exact kind of swap I was looking to do. But sadly I just found this site today to so I dont qualify. Bummer...

Tryph 01/ 7/2012 #

Love the idea for this swap. I'm late to the game, but would be interested in another one in future. Just so you know!

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