Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2020 8:33 pm

Painted Envelope

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Swap Coordinator:manaelsa (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Mail Art  Painting 
Number of people in swap:18
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:August 1, 2020
Date items must be sent by:August 8, 2020
Number of swap partners:1

I have seen so many beautifully painted envelopes on Pinterest and Instagram and I'd like to be brave and try my hand at it. If you've done this before and you're willing to receive from someone who is having a go, you're welcome to join. If you would like to give it a try like me, please join too!


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For this swap, take an envelope you regularly send flat mail in and paint it. You can use acrylic or watercolour, any paints. You can use other mediums too but it must be majority painted. You're welcome to put a minimum of extra goodies and a note inside but for this swap, it's the outside that counts. Also, it does not have to be based on your partner's interests but check you're not sending a dislike. Oh my, I am nervous but excited to give this a go!

Rated newbies welcome. Any rating welcome, but I'll check participants before assigning. Be prompt with your sending and rating. Have patience with the mail these days and communicate with kindness if there are problems.

To recap, paint an envelope to send. There are no requirements on the inside - extras, note etc. optional. Please note, there may be people's first attempts in this swap so receive with kindness.

Happy swapping!


manaelsa 07/27/2020 #

Just a note if you're joining this swap, you must have at least an electronic swap rating if you're new. Please know I have this requirement for your benefit so you get some practice with the Swap-bot process. I know what it's like to be new...

Here are a list of email swaps you could join: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/search.php?action=search&query=&category=52&location=all&sort_by=Swap+Date

All the best!

ChelseaStarleen 07/28/2020 #

Ohhh, I love this idea. Would making an envelope from painted paper be acceptable as well? If not that's okay, was just thinking some of my watercolor or acrylic papers would be a bit more sturdy for painting on than the average envelope.

manaelsa 07/28/2020 #

ChelseaStarleen, of course! So clever making an envelope. Thanks for loving the idea and helping me try something new! 😊

ChelseaStarleen 07/28/2020 #

Thank you! I am looking forward to the swap. :)

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