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Humbug/Dark; PRNMK PCs

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Group:Illustrating & Printmaking Artists
Swap Coordinator:izohgore (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Mail Art  Printmaking 
Number of people in swap:3
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:November 5, 2010
Date items must be sent by:December 20, 2010
Number of swap partners:2
  • 2 Postcards for 2 Partners (1 postcard per partner)
  • Dimensions: minimum size 4"x6" (102x152mm), standard postcard size is 4.25"x6" (114x152mm)
  • Relief, Intaglio, Sceenprinting, Monotype/Monoprint, Lithography: Artist's (sender's) choice of method for this project, all creations must be handmade/designed.
  • Postcard canvas may be cut to size from stock of choice or precut blank postcards may be used. Keep in mind if you want to use high denisty firmer stock, the postage higher than postcard rates (likely closer or the same as standard letter enveloped stamp prices if you choose to use thick stock.).
  • Optional -Postcards can be shipped in an envelope, artist's (sender's) choice.
  • Theme: Humbug/Dark -Open to artist's interpretation of this theme. Freedom of creativity. –noun
  • 4.9+, no unexplained 3s or 1s
  • Newbies welcome

Humbug and/or Dark Defined --This is for those of you that love some darkness fun for the holiday, this is all in jest & please do not sign-up if you can be easily offended by receiving a zombie santa or whatever else your partner's sense of humor may dream up. If you like 12 days of horror, zombie or werewolf santas, Black Xmas (horror film), skull tree, or whatever else you can dream up as either funny, zany, humbug, or dark. Have fun w/this but, don't be disrespectful to you partners please. Please choose your own interpretation of Humbug and/or Dark for this project but, please do not feel limited to the defined examples given above.

Please note, this swap is running simultaneously w/Season's Greetings/Winter; PRNMK PCs #6.

This swap is for a new printmaking themed postcard series for printmaking artists. Sorry, no prefab stamps please, all blocks/stamps or plates must be handcarved/etched & designed by each participating artist.

Printing may include but, does not exclude, rubber or linoleum, plastic, metal, wood, or foam. Use waterproof/permanent inks or protective fixative/seal for water soluble inks (reminder, these must withstand postal delivery to your partners). You may like to illustrate, paint, or color your postcards & block prints to enhance the front & backside of the cards (depending on the printing method you choose to use & artistic preference), freedom of expression, creativity, technique, & style is up to the artist (sender).

The design direction & print is the artist's (sender's) choice, as long as your work is influenced by the chosen theme of this swap. Make something you would be proud to trade, add to your mail art collection, or matte & frame, this is for 2 postcards, 1 postcard per partner. Note: These projects may be made from the same stencil, block, plate, etc. These may be identical or you may like to decorate these differently, different colors, you may like to add acrylic painting, ink wash, watercolored background, or add illustrations, etc. etc. Freedom of creativity is up to each artist (sender).

Newbies with well filled out profiles are welcome. Providing links to your work is encouraged for newbies & seasoned swappers. 4.9 or higher are welcome, no unexplained 3s or 1s, I will be checking profiles before the swap begins. I will angel if the need arises.

Check in for updates for future printmaking swaps, I shall also be providing links to future Printmaking Postcard Themed swaps in description section in the near future.

Thank you for your participation & I would be happy to answer any questions that you may have about this swap or this series.

Illustration & Printmaking swaps that are currently running that you may be interested in (Note sign-up deadlines posted for each swap):

::Legendary ATC Series::

::Owls of Ga’Hoole ATCs::

::Illustration, Sketch, Mixed Medium, or Doodle Swaps::

::Printmaking Postcards::

::Printmaking ATCs::


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