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I ♥heart♥ Mail Art - February

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I ♥heart♥ Mail Art - February
Swap Coordinator:Justene (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Goods  Miscellaneous  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:125
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.95 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:February 6, 2012
Date items must be sent by:February 20, 2012
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Welcome to I ♥heart♥ mail art - February!

Who doesn't love to receive a lovely decorated envie in their mailbox? This swap is for all those who love to display their art on the outside of envelopes for the world to see and enjoy!

So go grab your ink, paint, markers, pens, pencils, charcoal, stickers, glitter, glue, fabric, tape & imagination and get busy! Decorate that envie!

Each swap participant is to decorate one envelope for one partner.

Please put your best effort into this --- send something you would LOVE LOVE LOVE to receive!

It's always nice to check out your partner's profile for ideas on likes/dislikes – but it is sender's choice.

Minimum envelope size is standard greeting-card sized envelope (approx. 6.5 inches x 4.5 inches (16.5cm x 11.5cm), however, anything larger is even better!

To make this swap extra-special, include a small goodie tucked inside the envie ....maybe a postcard, some stationary, your favorite poem or recipe....anything you think your partner will enjoy. You can also check out your partner's profile for a small special item you know they will love --- it's entirely up to the sender.

You will have two weeks to create and send your mail art envie.

The key is to be creative.....let your imagination fly & your inner artist shine!

Please include a note inside the envie indicating the swap name, and your swap user ID.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

● Must be rated a 4.95 or better

● Open to newbies (unrated swappers) with a well filled-out profile --- this is your opportunity to get some great ratings (and beautiful artwork)!

● No 1s or recent / unexplained 3s

I am truly hopeful everyone who joins will honour their swap and not flake on their partner. However, I will angel any and all flakers, once you have rated them a 1.

If you have any questions, please PM me.

HAPPY SWAPPING!!!!

Discussion

MagicMuggle 01/17/2012 #

CUTE GIF! If I have the time I'd join this! ;)

mydnyghtblue 01/20/2012 #

my first swap.. SO excited!!

MegaShark 01/22/2012 #

First swap for me! Sounds like lots of fun and I will get started tomorrow :)

fawnscrafts 01/23/2012 #

The envelop can be done in any subject, correct?

I cannot do a valentine, but I can do another subject.

I ask because the "I 'heart' mail art"part.

If is is a valentine subject requirement and I have forgotten to come back and jump out, could you please delete me for this one, before signing partners.

If it is any are, I want to stay in. I have the perfect envelop all drawn,. but not colored in yet!

Justene 01/23/2012 #

@fawnscrafts : There is no theme specified...it is wide open. Thanks for joining!

MegaShark 01/24/2012 #

Does the back of the envelope also need to be decorated or just the front?

Justene 01/24/2012 #

@MegaShark : The whole envie!! :) Of course there can be some empty space on the envie, however, there should be decoration/artwork of somekind on both sides. :)

KindaChewy 01/27/2012 #

I am interested in joining but I want to make sure I have high enough quality mail art, as this will be my first mail art swap. I posted a question on the help forum, but I'll ask here too. How much of the envelope can be decorated? And is using paint and ink together allowed?

Justene 01/27/2012 #

@Weddingbells : I'm so happy you're considering joining my swap! The beauty of mailart is that anything you consider art IS art! This swap is wide open as far as theme (anything you want) and using any and all mediums you want. I love to mix ink, paint (acrylics, sprays, watercolours), plus collage, embossing, etc. Whatever strikes your fancy! The entire envelope does not have to be completely covered, but as mentioned above, there should be some artwork / decoration on both sides of the envie. Feel free to let your inner artist shine! A naked envie is a very unhappy envie --- so just have fun with it! :)

grandmaroro 01/27/2012 #

I'm so sorry but I have to drop out.

hereiam 02/ 1/2012 #

Can the envelope be hand made? Can I decorate paper and fold it into an envelope as long as it meets the size requirements?

Justene 02/ 1/2012 #

@hereiam : Absolutely! Yes you can use anything you want and turn it into an envelope! :)

KindaChewy 02/ 2/2012 #

Mine is Made!

Rocktopus 02/ 5/2012 #

oh gosh i want to send mine soooo bad

MrsSawbones 02/ 6/2012 #

@fauncrafts @MegaShark @Weddingbells Mail Art is SO much fun -if you'd like to see some great examples simple Google the phrase "mail art" then click "images" on the left- or if you'd like have a peek at my Pinterest page: https://pinterest.com/jellysock/mail-envelope-art/ Have fun!!

user10518 02/ 7/2012 #

Can I sign up for this swap?

Justene 02/ 9/2012 #

So sorry @user10518 The deadline was February 6. But I run these once a month so watch for the March Mail Art swap coming soon! :)

fawnscrafts 02/18/2012 #

I have two to chose from, or make a envelop from an idea I got from another swapper. What to do, what to do?

fawnscrafts 02/18/2012 #

Actually I found the one I wanted for this swap. I thought it was not finished.

MegaShark 02/19/2012 #

Monday there is no mail service here in the US (it's president's day) I will have mine sent out the first thing on tuesday. I got majorly bogged down with work but mine is now 95% done :)

shellabella223 02/21/2012 #

Sent Tuesday. Post office was closed! So sorry to my partner!

MegaShark 02/21/2012 #

Mine is in the mail box and is going out in less than an hour. Sorry to my partner!

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