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C+P Postcard: Pick an Image
Swap Coordinator:FiWebster (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Postcards  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:21
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 1, 2012
Date items must be sent by:June 22, 2012
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This swap is a variation of the one I just ran in the Handmade Postcard Club, in which you were challenged to pick a word from your partner's profile and make a postcard displaying that word. But instead of a word, this time it's an image.

Here's the deal: read your partner's profile, and let your mind be open to image associations. For example, if your partner says she lives in Florida, you might think "flamingoes." Or if your partner says she likes "The Ghostbusters," you might think "marshmallows." Or it might be straightforward: she says she likes vintage themes, so you go with that.

And then...make a cut-paper collage postcard which includes that image. You can put just that one image on the postcard, or you might add a bunch of others. You can add additional media, like paint or rubber stamps, to your collage. The only thing you have to do is make a collage with an image that popped in your head while reading your partner's profile.

Put a short note on the back explaining why you chose that image, if it's not really obvious. Mail it naked. And be sure to have fun! =smile=

Discussion

FarStarr 06/ 3/2012 #

Great...I just read my partner's profile and all of the images running through my brain are of the things she says NOT to send...Oh boy, how am I going to spin this one??

2012ash 06/ 5/2012 #

I know what you mean, I did come up with something, but it's not as easy as it looks.

FiWebster 06/ 7/2012 #

Well I do hope it was an interesting challenge, and not just a frustrating one! My partner's profile was very thin, but I lucked out 'cause one of her movie choices was just my cup o' tea.

2012ash 06/ 7/2012 #

Yes a good challenge, I enjoyed it.

FarStarr 06/12/2012 #

Definitely and interesting challenge...and the description says that I can use the images that "popped into my head when reading my partner's profile"..... :P

FiWebster 06/12/2012 #

That's right, Mandy: your image associations, be they tightly logical or very loose, do not have to be defended. Whatever pops (or did pop) in your head...

FarStarr 06/22/2012 #

Just for the record...I behaved.. :P

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