Swap-bot Time: May 19, 2019 10:02 pm

ISS: Mail Art #3 - Tropical

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ISS: Mail Art #3 - Tropical
Group:International Small Swaps
Swap Coordinator:Keruka (contact)
Swap categories: Mail Art  Themed 
Number of people in swap:22
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:March 16, 2018
Date items must be sent by:March 30, 2018
Number of swap partners:1

For this series we will create beautiful mail art each month with a different theme. What is mail art? Put simply, mail art is decorated mail. Your mail art might be doodling, drawing, painting, stamping, creating an envelope from scratch, etc - so long as it is your own work and that you put some time and energy into your creation.

Send an envelope decorated to the month's theme. This month the theme is tropical. Please decorate an envelope of your choice, making sure that the front of the envelope features a tropical theme - e.g. pineapples, flamingos etc. Decorations on the back are not compulsory, however it is up to you if you would like to also decorate the back.

Please also send a small flat item in your envie, as well as a note with the swap name and your swapbot username. Flat items might be things like notecards, washi samples, memo notes, stickers, a postcard etc.

While full envelope decoration is encouraged, please ensure your partner's address is clear and legible.

Swap set up as a type 3 due to craft component. 4.98 minimum rating, newbies allowed with a well filled out profile, no recent 1's or 3's. I retain the right to ban any suspicious swappers.

Overview: 1 envelope decorated with tropical theme, plus a flat goodie and a note to your partner.

Let me know if there are any themes you would like to see!


fluffyjunk 03/ 6/2018 #

Stupid question: is it also mail art if I create an envie with Photoshop? (☉‿☉✿)

TereDiane1954 03/ 7/2018 #

I have a similar question. May I create the envelope using one of my own photographs?

saarva 03/ 8/2018 #

Hi does the flat item have to be tropical Themed as well? And is making envelope from paper with a tropical print (like flamingos pineapples or something like) that enough? Or does this swap expect more?

Keruka 03/ 9/2018 #

Hi friends! @fluffyjunk and @TereDiane1954 creating an envie in photoshop or using a photograph is absolutely fine! So long as it fits the theme and has an element made by you that's great!

@saarva the flat item does not have to be themed. It's nice to do so, but not compulsory. Something you have in your stash or can easily buy/make is fine. And making your own envelope is great :)

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