|Swap Coordinator:||RainbowSplatter (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Bookmarks Challenges Newbie|
|Number of people in swap:||7|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||October 30, 2009|
|Date items must be sent by:||November 20, 2009|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
Hello there and welcome to the second round of THE UPCYCLED BOOKMARK PROJECT swap! This will be an almost monthly swap. Anyone is welcome to join, but please don't flake.
For this round you will be sending your 1 partner 5 upcycled bookmarks with 3 weeks to get them done. So that will mean 5 bookmarks to make or more if you wish. These can be made from anything that you would ordinarily throw out. There is no need to make these profile related because your job as the "sent to" partner is to release these into the world. A good place to leave them is in books at the library, but i have also left them with tips for waitresses. I would love to see other ideas for leave behind places below. Feel free to keep one if you love it though! There are no size or style requirements what-so-ever, but make them appealing enough that someone would want to pick it up if they found it. there are a few little requirements and they are as follows....
1.It must be OBVIOUS you are upcycling. For example, you could use cereal boxes and decorate the plain side leaving the ad part exposed as the back. If you can alter anything in a way that simply shows you are not using fresh materials, that works just as well.
2.You need to show a little basic info about yourself. Please use your screen name/s or real names or both if you wish. Also, please list where you hail from! City, State, Country, etc... This is an International swap to make it even more interesting and fun.
3.Please list what it is you have upcycled. I am hoping that when people see this, they will look at "trash" differently and reconsider tossing these potential art supplies themselves!
To do that, you can make a little tag and paste it on the back.
ONE LAST BUT VERY IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT! Please put somewhere on it something along the lines of, "View more of THE UPCYCLED BOOKMARK PROJECT on Flickr.com". What is this, you may ask? Well, i will be starting a 2 part flickr pool for THE UPCYCLED BOOKMARK PROJCET to serve as an archive. One will be called "Released" and one will be the "Kept and Found" pool. It isn't required because some may not have a camera or Flickr account, but it would be AWESOME for those who can to upload pics of the ones they have made into the "Released" pool. If you decide to keep any you are sent, I would be more than grateful if you upload a pic into "Kept and Found" and title it with where the bookmark ended up. It is my hope that when they are found, people will go to Flickr to see more and upload pics with a title of where they were found! Who knows if that is what will happen, but it would be AMAZING if it did. I haven't started the "Kept and Found" pool yet, but there is a link to the "Released" Flickr pool on my profile. I will get it added here soon.
There is also a US only round if anyone prefers to join that instead. I would also like to find a volunteer to host a kid's round for me since my son is only 2 and wouldn't really be able to make anything to swap.
Okay, if there are any questions, suggestions, or feedback of ANY sort, please post below. Let's save some trash from the landfill and release some functional art into the world!
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