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Going Postal - You can take it with you

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Going Postal - You can take it with you
Swap Coordinator:judgedbyabookscover (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items  Craft Supplies  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:6
Location:Regional - United States
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:May 16, 2016
Date items must be sent by:June 3, 2016
Number of swap partners:1

In my last swap Going Postal - Mail Art Outside The Box

I talked about a new book that I just got. Good Mail Day, it's all about the adventures of creating and shipping mail art, i'm fascinated so I have to share this book with you all.

The second excerpt from the book says: Mail art can happen anywhere, at any time, and in any place. The important thing is to make it happen, and the easiest way to do that is to be prepared for any inspiration that might rear it's head.

I love my supplies so much that sometimes it's impossible to choose which bits and pieces to take along on a trip, so to curb the desire to pack up my house and shove it in my car, my goal is to make a small portable art kit for 1 partner. I am offering you the opportunity to do the same.

Choose a container

It must be in very good to brand new condition. Handmade is acceptable so long as the material is clean and durable. (exa - a zipper pouch, a plastic school box, a drawstring bag, an empty first aid kit, a metal cookie tin)

Choose an adhesive Exa - a new glue stick, tape roll, glue dots, glue pen

Next write an inspirational message that prompts your partner to make art daily

Then fill the container with things that your partner can access on the go to create art. (senders choice of 5 items)

Some examples

  • a fun permanent pen or marker for writing addresses
  • a cute pencil for shading and lettering
  • labels, post its or small paper pieces to doodle on
  • postage stamps for spontaneous mailing
  • some blank postcard size card stock
  • generous washi / deco samples
  • stickers

Please strive to create a well rounded kit for your partner, take some time and think about what you would want to receive in this kit and add a little extra to send your partner something nice.

Feel free to pull like new items from your stash

You must have at least a 4.9800 to participate and no unresolved 1's or 3's. I will check all profiles and eliminate questionable participants. Please read the rules and commit before joining. Please no flakes or poor swappers. To keep cost low is a US swap only.


judgedbyabookscover 05/10/2016 #

Just to give you all some ideas, I was at The Dollar Tree today and I found some small decorative boxes with magnetic closures, some filing pockets and some Velcro strapped lunch pockets. All of these would make great containers : )

Eggmontekey 05/15/2016 #

I love this swap idea,I make my mail art waiting at my sons dentist.He has braces seems there is always an appointment.I can't wait to put together a mail art on the go bagful someone.

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