|Group:||Altered Text and Artist Books|
|Swap Coordinator:||agonysdecay (contact)|
|Number of people in swap:||11|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||January 29, 2013|
|Date items must be sent by:||February 25, 2013|
|Number of swap partners:||2|
I wanted to do this swap for awhile now so let's do it!
You will have two partners. You will make one card for each partner.
Since you all are in this 'Altered Text' group I'm going to assume that you know how to do Altered Text. If you DO NOT, try Googling it for ideas or PM me for more info.
Instead of making an Altered Text ATC we are going to make an Altered Text Card. The rules are pretty much the same except that it will be in a larger format AND it must include an image. The image used above is just an example and it isn't my work so it is NOT to be used or copied. Each card must be done in your own work.
Let's go with 4.25 x 5.5 inches as the MINIMUM size. You can make them larger but make sure that each card isn't too large that it costs more than a stamp to mail. NO SQUARE CARDS!!!
Your cards should be made from card stock or something equivalent in thickness. Your cards must also include an envelope. Your cards MUST be blank on the inside. You can decorate the envelope to match your card if you'd like or it can be plain. The envelope can be handmade or store bought. You can use store bought blank cards or make them yourself. Your cards and envelopes can be in ANY color.
The front of your card should be able to fit a good sized piece of paper that you will then alter into 'Altered Text' You can choose to make a short phrase like in the photo or it can be longer but it should make sense. Try for something witty or funny. OR, make it mysterious or a bit vague. (FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T LIKE TO RIP UP BOOKS, PERHAPS YOU CAN PRINT A BOOK PAGE, OR BUY BOOK PAGES ON ETSY FOR EXAMPLE OR EVEN USE A MAGAZINE PAGE....HOWEVER, BOOK PAGES ARE THE BEST)
You may add embellishments but nothing too bulky to make the card cost more for mailing. Use your best discretion.
FINALLY, add an image somewhere on the front of the card. Try to make your image go along with something you included in your story/phrase/sentence. If you can't find something that goes along with it just find something you think is cool. You can use ephemera images, stamped images, magazine images, any type of image. Make sure that everything is glued on well and dried out well BEFORE sending.
BE CREATIVE but above all, have fun!
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