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TPD: 8.5inx11in Art Journal Page - Jan 2017

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Group:The Paper Dragon
Swap Coordinator:choke (contact)
Swap categories: Journals 
Number of people in swap:7
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:December 31, 2016
Date items must be sent by:January 31, 2017
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I will be hosting this series of swaps page-by-page as long as people are interested. The intent is to fill a USA standard three ring binder so the dimensions are important.

For this swap you will create one art journal page which is 8.5inx11in (216mm x 279mm - A4 pages are not the same) for one partner. You may use A4 paper and cut about 17.8mm off the top and be close enough to meet requirements. This will make the page about 2mm too short in the width. I hope this will encourage more people to join from countries which have leaders who are smart enough to use the metric system. I sure wish the US would hop on board!!

edited to add: the page should be sturdy and not just a sheet of paper. Think ATC backing sturdy, like a cereal box, cardstock, thin cardboard mailer (like those flat rate envies), or watercolor paper. The page should not be easy to fold and should not be mailed folded.

January Theme: First Impression

The front of the art journal page must be done according to this month's theme, which is open to interpretation by the artist. You can add writing or a short journal entry but the main focus should be the artwork you created.

The back of the art journal page must be lightly decorated to coordinate with the front. It does not have to be elaborate, just a little something so that it's not blank. It also must include the swap name and your username.

The overall dimension of the page must not exceed 8.5"x11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm).

With the page in the portrait orientation (shorter side on bottom) leave at least a one inch border on the left which is free from hard embellishments, staples, fasteners, or anything which will prevent your partner from being able to punch holes or bind the pages together as they wish. The one inch border can be decorated.

Feel free to experiment with different techniques. This swap is open to art journal beginners but I expect that you will put your best effort in and make something you would love to receive. There is a lot of space on one of these pages so don't just slap some stickers or a few cutouts to a background, add a border, and call it 'art'. Spend some quality time on your page to coordinate with the month's theme.

Please let me know if there are any questions!

I will angel provided you have rated your partner a 1.

Discussion

user6937 12/30/2016 #

I would assume that watercolour paper should be used?

choke 12/30/2016 #

Very good point, Sandra! Yes watercolor paper is fine, the journal page should be sturdy and not just paper. I'll edit the description now, thank you!

user6937 12/31/2016 #

Thank you!

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