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WIYM: Break Out Your Crayons, It's Time to Color!

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WIYM: Break Out Your Crayons, It's Time to Color!
Group:What's in your mailbox?
Swap Coordinator:Onyx (contact)
Swap categories:
Number of people in swap:30
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.50
Last day to signup/drop:April 11, 2015
Date items must be sent by:May 9, 2015
Number of swap partners:2

After a long winter it is time to celebrate the kid in all of us with a fun mail art swap centered around good, old-fashioned crayons.

For this swap you need four things:

1) an image you have colored or drawn for your partner and will be sending them in an envelope,

2) an uncolored image you are sending your partner in that same envelope,

3) quick note of explanation inside identifying your username, swap name, etc. (you can write more if you like but it is not required),

4) all of this is sent in an envelope that is addressed in crayon and/or decorated in crayon or colored on in some way.

This swap does not require buying a coloring book: there are plenty of images available online to color and some companies will send you free blank pages via email (Dovor Coloring Books are my favorite). Posting this early in the year so people who are interested can "watch" and look for coloring pages they like.

Just to be clear: you might color something from a store-bought coloring book, you might find an image to color off the Internet, you might hand draw something for your partner on a blank page ... whatever works for you. The goal is to have fun and create a fun envelope for your partner.

Minimum size for the images in the envelope will be 5 x 7, we won't set a maximum since most people will be limited by shipping costs ... but if someone sends a mural or something please post a picture! Do not worry about folding your images before sending them in the related envelope - there is no minimum size for the envelope and it is expected you will fold the page you have colored on and related items before sending them through the mail.

If you have questions please let me know and I will answer them ASAP. Hopefully we will not have any flakers, but if we do I will angel or arrange for an angel if you have followed the group rules and contacted the person before making your rating and then you contact me after you rate your 1.

Also please remember WIYM group rules apply, particularly the part about non-rating being the same as flaking for group purposes.

If you have any questions please let me know.


HelenG6 01/ 1/2015 #

Alright, I get to use my daughter`s crayons for a change!

Onyx 01/ 2/2015 #


shreve 01/ 2/2015 #

Can we use colored pencils or should we stick to crayons?

Onyx 01/ 2/2015 #

Colored pencils work great too.

Onyx 01/ 6/2015 #

The image above is actually from an envie from a superhero mail art swap and has some crayon, some marker, and some watercolor. So whatever works for you ... the importance is to have fun!

uiltje 02/16/2015 #

What;s the difference between colored pencils and crayons. When I translate it into Dutch I get the same answer

lucypith 02/18/2015 #

@uiltje - The difference is this: colored pencils are hard and have a wooden exterior, while crayons are made of a softer wax, and are very popular for kids as they draw very brightly and aren't very messy. Hope this helps :)

uiltje 02/27/2015 #

@lucypith - thanks for the explanation!!

lou 03/29/2015 #

For anyone in this swap seeking inspiration, check out Don Marco, the crayon artist - you can google him ...

MCGalaxy 04/ 8/2015 #

Check out http://www.colorpagesformom.com/ they have some cool images for adults

laurelrachh87 04/14/2015 #

When will partners be assigned for this?

1happyday 04/15/2015 #

The coordinator hasn't signed in since last month, I'm guessing we won't be getting partners for this swap. :(

laurelrachh87 04/15/2015 #

I was really looking forward to this swap too.

1happyday 04/17/2015 #

So glad I was wrong! Can't wait to start coloring!

Artistic 04/28/2015 #

Some of us got a wee bit carried away with the coloring. My partners will see what I mean. Envelopes went out today. Enjoy!

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