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Trashy ATC

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Trashy ATC
Swap Coordinator:Motherfungus (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:12
Location:International
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:December 31, 2008
Date items must be sent by:January 31, 2009
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

So I'm walking down the street today and notice all the trash on the sidewalk and gutter and I'm thinking how aweful it is that something can't be done with it. I mean, some of this stuff has great colors, textures, fonts, etc. on it so it hits me.

EUREKA!
Let's make trashy ATC's!

Like the other ATC swaps I've done the rules are really simple. 1 ATC, 1 partner. Use only trash that you find outside on the ground. Not out of your own garbage. 2.5x3.5 of course and that's it for rules.

If you're stumped at what you can make out of trash here are some suggestions. Use paper trash for origami, collage, or weaving, cut soda cans and secure them to sturdy card backing (be careful of sharp edges), consider the beauty in the mundane and trashy.

I love ATC's that are challenging and hope everyone else does to. Be creative, think outside your ATC comfort zone and have fun.

Discussion

SweetArt 12/ 7/2008 #

I am totally putting this on my watchlist and am looking forward to coming back to sign up. -SweetArt

Motherfungus 12/ 7/2008 #

Great! Thanks for looking -SweetArt

daffyd1963 12/ 7/2008 #

great idea its on my watch list

kskillio 12/ 7/2008 #

Very creative! I'm watching this swap and hope to have gained some more ATC skills by the sign-up date.

Motherfungus 12/ 8/2008 #

Thanks, daffyd1963 and kskillio. Hope you're able to join.

hydro75 12/ 8/2008 #

Would you accept newbies on this one? I joined a similar swap on nervousness a long time ago, but we each had to make seven cards (one for each day of the week!), and the host disappeared with everyone's cards. :( I had a blast making those cards and was very disappointed not to get anything in return... it would be great to have the inspiration to make that "trashy" style of ATC again!

hydro75 12/ 8/2008 #

Would you accept newbies on this one? I joined a similar swap on nervousness a long time ago, but we each had to make seven cards (one for each day of the week!), and the host disappeared with everyone's cards. :( I had a blast making those cards and was very disappointed not to get anything in return... it would be great to have the inspiration to make that "trashy" style of ATC again!

Motherfungus 12/ 8/2008 #

Sure! Newbies are always welcome on my swaps! We'd love to have you join.

eastward 12/ 8/2008 #

I definitly want to sign up once I clear my next swap off my dashboard. I'm always saving things that would normally be thrown away and trying to do something crafty with them. This will be a little more challenging since I have to find the trash, but I'm excited to give it a go!

GypsyDyann 12/ 8/2008 #

I actually have a little collection of stuff I picked up on the street I thought would be good to do something with---now I'll have the perfect opportunity! :)

Motherfungus 12/ 8/2008 #

Yay! So glad everyone's up for this one!

nellyme 12/10/2008 #

I've already started picking stuff up (as if I don't already!!)

And I'm wondering about picking up rubbish from my local beach too...there's always LOADS of exciting stuff! (^-^)

alteredtome 12/25/2008 #

Can you only use "trash" or can you add a "new" embellishment?

Motherfungus 12/26/2008 #

I would prefer you just use trash but I won't stiffle anyones creativity, so add whatever you feel comfortable with.

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