Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2018 12:47 am


Launch gallery slideshow

Group:Creative Collage
Swap Coordinator:Angie (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Handmade  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:8
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:August 25, 2017
Date items must be sent by:September 15, 2017
Number of swap partners:1

TDEMASBISIC = This doesn't even make any sense but it sure is cool.

Make a postcard collage following the surreal "this doesn't make any sense" but ... it sure is cool approach.

Whether you choose to fill the card edge to edge with collage or art is up to you. Sometimes the empty space adds drama to the elements within.

Creative Collage General Rules

Postcards can be any size but no smaller than 4 x 6 inches. Apply proper postage depending on size and bulk.

Mail it naked please.

This is sender's choice so you can begin now.

Create something wonderful.

The focus of the art should be collage, but other media are welcome.

Be sure to write the name of the swap and your swapbot name on your postcard so you can get rated.

Remember to rate! That's part of the fun of being at swapbot.

Thanks and have fun.

image above from ryan squire

Other examples ...

image from Ray Craig

Mariana Bastos

Bill Noir / Chaosmos


camelsamba 08/16/2017 #

sorry for being dense, but is "This doesn't even make any sense but it sure is cool" a specific method / approach, or just a general statement on surrealism? I'm not sure what we're being asked to do...

Angie 08/17/2017 #

Ha ha ha! Great question. If you look at those examples, nothing "familiar" was made - like adding a dogs head to a human body is sort of an imaginary creature - but this isn't that. It's just placing images in a quirky but interesting way. Perhaps with the suggestions of the familiar but not actually a tangible thing. It's totally a word/concept - or way of describing it that I made up. I see a lot of this type of collage on facebook and other collage groups and I thought it would be fun to give it a try. I hope that helps.

camelsamba 08/17/2017 #

thanks Angie - that helps!

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