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Mini Artist Book Swap

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Mini Artist Book Swap
Swap Coordinator:ixykix (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Books  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:6
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:August 18, 2012
Date items must be sent by:September 8, 2012
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

For this swap you will make one mini book for one swap partner. It should be an Artist's Book, i.e. a work of art, not a scrap book or sketch book.

It should be no bigger than 3" x 3" and can be as small as you like!

You can use any technique, style and colours for this - but as always it's nice to check your partner's profile before making. Include plenty of detail, no blank pages and at least 8 inside sides of paper/pages, though there is no max. number of pages. Please make a sturdy cover and remember to sign your book somewhere!

Please make something you'd love to receive yourself.

As with all swaps I host, I will angel if needed (hopefully not!) and I will be checking profiles

Discussion

ixykix 07/ 9/2012 #

We have a new Altered Text and Artist Books Group if anyone would like to join: http://www.swap-bot.com/group/343671d01c9ba412c8c27bae6b4aad94/about

ixykix 07/10/2012 #

****** I'm away 11th - 15th July ******** If you send me a message between those dates I won't be able to read or reply to it until the 16th July, thanks.

Liebkuchen 07/17/2012 #

Would using mini photos instead of drawing/collage be acceptable?

ixykix 07/23/2012 #

I would say that is fine if you have taken the photos yourself

JuliasAlteredArt 07/24/2012 #

I'm just wanting to be clear about the number of pages, I took this to mean at least 4 pages with front and back being decorated ( for a total of 8). But when I read it to my friend, she insisted that you meant 8 separate pages with front and back decorated for a total of 16... Just want to make sure I'm on track, thx.

ixykix 07/24/2012 #

@JuliasAlteredArt - hi, I did mean a minimum of 8 sides (which is 4 pages, with both sides decorated). Sorry if that wasn't too clear from the description.

ixykix 07/24/2012 #

I think for mini books, especially really tiny ones it's often difficult to fit in more than about 4 or 6 pages

JuliasAlteredArt 07/25/2012 #

Ixykix, Thx for responding. I totally agree about the number of pages and you were pretty clear in your description. Just wanted to make sure since I had someone else interpret it differently. Thx again Julia

Kraftylady777 08/16/2012 #

I'm still having a hard time picturing what the pages would look like...I do a lot of Deco pages with collage, so is this o.k?....Is there any sites with examples I can take a loot at? Thanks!

pynart2 08/18/2012 #

Why can't you do a all USA/Canada swap.??????

ixykix 08/19/2012 #

@Kraftylady777 - that sounds fine :) it's however you interpret it. Mine will look very different from everyone elses. A good selection of examples can be found if you do a google image search for "Artists Books" - quite a lot of good images do come up, hope that helps. Also - this is a very good site: http://artistbooks.ning.com/

ixykix 08/19/2012 #

@pynart2 - hi, I can't do a USA/Canada only type swap because I'm in the UK! If you'd like to host one, please do :-)

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