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Pass & Paste December 2017

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Pass & Paste December 2017
Swap Coordinator:carol (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Postcards  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:9
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.94
Last day to signup/drop:December 11, 2017
Date items must be sent by:December 20, 2017
Number of swap partners:1

I'm dropping this down to just once a month during the winter holidays.

Let's put a twist on a P&P! Have you heard of the “Exquisite Corpse”? Check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bauTo2C7M3Q

The video starts with a profile and interview with an artist. You can skip to 3:20 to hear the explanation and example of this only).

We will still divide the card into 4 spaces of your choice. The DIFFERENCE is that YOU will start the card with your own art, whatever it is you do. The 2nd artist will take an element from your work to extend into her area and create another piece of the “corpse.” The 3rd and 4th artists will do the same. Now, depending on how you have divided your card, that will mean that the 3rd & 4th artists will have TWO designs to draw from! I think this will turn out really cool. You can continue a line, a color, or other element from the previous artist(s). Our “corpse” will vary in that each artist will be able to see the whole thing at all times. (Generally, each artist covers up all but a small piece of their work, but I’m not sure how we could manage that.)

If you are starting a NEW card, please begin with your own work!

This is a USA swap only. Feel free to host your own international one. What is a Pass and Paste Postcard? Use any stiff paper or cardboard (cereal boxes work great!)- 4x6 - anything over that takes a forever stamp. The "front" of the postcard is divided into 4 sections. Each section is numbered 1 through 4. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE YOURS LARGER! Please also note that the post office will not deliver anything smaller than 3 1/2” x 5”!

The "back" of the postcard is divided in half, just like a regular postcard. Put your address in the address section so your card will return to you once it's been filled up. Divide the "writing" side into 4 spaces, numbered 1 through 4. Add a postcard stamp to it.

---If you have participated in previous swaps: work on the postcard you received previously. IF YOUR PARTNER HAS ALREADY SIGNED THE CARD OR IT IS ONE THAT WAS MADE FOR THEM, THEN CREATE A NEW CARD. (or you can contact me to see if I have any extras).---

When partners are posted, you will mail the postcard to your partner in an envelope. This partner will decorate the next section and SEND IT ON in the next round. This swap is held 2 swaps within each month due to the fact that this is so easy. Anyone can jump in at any time too.

You can decorate using any medium, BUT you have to make sure that it is attached well. Zentangle, collage, painting, drawing, whatever! Remember to take your inspiration from something another artist has done on the card. Also, you need to make sure that everything is well-secured as the last person decorating will be sending this naked and it will have to go through the postal machines. If you glue a button on, it will probably not survive.

*****Finally, if you decide not to continue on PLEASE send any unfinished P&Ps back to the originator in an envie if it needs more frames to be completed. That way they can send it out when they have a finished one, or they can choose to complete it themselves.*****


carol 10/25/2017 #

Link to November swap--http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/252415

carol 11/25/2017 #

One thing--for an exquisite corpse to work BEST<you only need to take only ONE element from the previous work--color, technique, subject, or theme. When everything is copied--background, style, subject, color, etc. some of the surprising variety from the various artists is lost.

Just a suggestion. Be sure to let your style and flair come through! That's the fun of this, to me, anyway!

carol 12/13/2017 #

Sorry that it took a while to sign partners. I was on a cruise with no Internet access!

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