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C+P ATC: Vintage Ephemera

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C+P ATC: Vintage Ephemera
Swap Coordinator:vanneparis (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:8
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:March 8, 2012
Date items must be sent by:March 15, 2012
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

1/1 --Create 1 ATC for 1 partner. ATC should be a Mixed Media Collage featuring any type of Vintage Ephemera such as Sheet Music, Photos, Ads, Pages from books, etc.It can be any theme, it is Sender's Choice but must include some type of Vintage Ephemera.

Mixed Media Collage can include any combination of -Patterned Paper -Assorted Images -Ephemera -Junk Mail or Paper from Daily Life -Gel Mediums and Finishes -Acrylic, Oil or Watercolor Paints -Stamping Techniques -Embellishments or your favorite Medium.

Please create ATC in standard size of 2.5 X 3.5 and use a sturdy back. Also, include your information and the name of the swap on the back.

I will be happy to angel if needed.

Discussion

renmagpie 02/26/2012 #

For the purposes of this swap, what timeframe are we considering as vintage? I have things from the 1890's - 1950's...

vanneparis 02/27/2012 #

That is a hard question, lol.. I think all of us "Vintage" swappers generally see Vintage as Victorian or from 1920's, etc... But I am always thrilled when I get a "Retro" type piece as I love it. I think I will say that "Vintage" would be anything that is at least 50 years old, so "Retro" counts.

Angie 03/ 4/2012 #

The word "vintage" is often used instead of "antique" to differentiate the two. Antique typically applies to things over 100 years old, though some sources recognize items 50 years an older as antique. I would be comfortable considering something 25+ years old vintage - honestly even less depending on the item. If the item was part of a fad that is certainly passed, I'd call that vintage.

How do people feel about print outs of vintage items? I am not crazy about getting swaps that are made primarily of print outs.

SherriB 03/ 6/2012 #

I don't mind print-outs if they are of excellent quality, and not really artificially "colorized." I like to distress/antique my print-outs to make them look older, but of course using real items is the ultimate. :)

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