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Assemblage Shrine USA Only

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Swap Coordinator:hollychihuahua (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Themed  Art 
Number of people in swap:11
Location:Regional - USA only
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:November 27, 2010
Date items must be sent by:January 21, 2011
Number of swap partners:1

Make some type of assemblage art shrine dedicated to one of the themes listed by your partner. (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, Google "assemblage art" or "altered shrine", and you should understand.) Send one shrine based on one theme to one partner. This swap is USA only. If you're looking for an international version, it's ]here](http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/77909). This project is time intensive, so don't sign up unless you can complete the project and mail on time.

You may make, buy or find the parts for your art shrine, but the final result must be put together by you. The smallest acceptable size for the finished piece should be maybe the size of a 250 count matchbox or regular Altoids tin. I am not setting a maximum size. Use your imagination and think outside the box. Your shrine can be in a box, a tin, vase, bottle, picture frame, teacup, bowl, book, suitcase (lol) etc., etc. You can have doors or it can be open. What about shrines within shrines? Your final result should be 3D and should have multiple layers of stuff on it. There's a lot of creative freedom here and endless possibilities.

You must have a 4.9 rating with no unexplained low ratings. You must login the week of the signup deadline. You must have completed Type 3 Craft & Packages swaps before and have been positively rated. No prior shrine or assemblage art experience necessary. You must list 10 possible themes around which your partner could build a shrine for you in the comments area below. Weird themes are ok, but if all of your potential themes are impossible, you will be banned from this swap. Try to pick themes people could realistically do. Produce a shrine that is quality work that you can be proud of and that you think your partner will like.

Ratings will be based on whether person produced a quality shrine (no sticker slapping!!!), centered around partner's theme, meeting minimum size requirement and mailed on time. Ratings are NOT based on whether recipient likes the result.

Questions? Please PM me.


hollychihuahua 11/19/2010 #

Here are my themes. I listed more than 10, just in case some of mine are too weird. :)

  1. Buddhism (but not the laughing fat man kind of "Buddha")
  2. Cheetara from the Thundercats
  3. 1980s Boy George
  4. glass bottles
  5. Japanese stuff
  6. hearts
  7. chihuahuas
  8. cute owls
  9. Lady of Guadalupe
  10. hands
  11. koalas
  12. sea glass
  13. the color orange (not peach)
Dakini55 11/19/2010 #

Here are my themes: 1. Medieval theme: Joan of Arc, Camelot, Latin text etc. 2. Vintage theme: Lace, Vintage women etc. 3. Vintage Cowgirls: Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane etc. 4. Mata Hari 5. Cats 6. Marie Antoinette 7. Mona Lisa 8. Buddha - or Kwan Yin 9. Queen Elizabeth the First 10. Frida Kahlo

breccamerie 11/19/2010 #

Here are mine:

  1. Day of the Dead

  2. Victorian

  3. Rockabilly

  4. Antique

  5. Curiosity Cabinet (google it)

  6. Antique Apthocary

  7. Art Nouveau

  8. Steampunk

  9. Rat Rod

  10. Fossils

LittleMessyMissy 11/19/2010 #

Here are mine: Love Trees Plants Rocks Ghosts Zen Chickens meditation Steampunk dark architecture (Can you tell I am an organic gardener and raise chicken ;o)

I can't wait to get started!!!

Musette 11/19/2010 #

Please do this internationally! :)

Masterbard 11/19/2010 #

Ditto to Musette - I'd be very interested in participating if this were international!

(and @breccamerie I'd love to get you as a partner. The hard part would be deciding which theme!)

smmarrty 11/19/2010 #

My themes: Harry Potter - books and movies, Bob Marley, skeletons, postage stamps, beer and wine, zombies, candy - specifically dark chocolate m&ms, going to the movies, Buddy Holly, and books/libraries.

Can't wait to get started!

hollychihuahua 11/19/2010 #

Ok everyone, international version is here. I've made the signup deadline and swap date after the USA only version because some people (like me) might participate in both. If you participate in both, please post your themes in the comments of both swaps.

Now that I'm looking at everyone's themes, I'm seeing how awesome they all are. I can't wait!

waterpixie 11/19/2010 #

Okay my themes:

  1. Bellydancer

  2. Zen

  3. Vampires (not the twilight kind)

  4. Steampunk

  5. Fairy/Pixie/fantasy creatures

  6. Flower Garden

  7. Labyrinth (the movie)

  8. Alice in Wonderland

  9. Pin up/ Burlesque

  10. Giesha/ Japanese Fans

  11. Wiccan

agonysdecay 11/19/2010 #


  • Day of the Dead
  • Skeletons
  • Graveyard
  • Zombies
  • Cabinet of Curiosities
  • Catholic/Religious
  • Gore/Creepy/Death
  • Coffin/Vampire
  • Disneys Maleficent
  • Disneys Evil Queen


hxckendra 11/20/2010 #

Here are my ten: --Audrey Hepburn --Nightmare on Elm Street --Musical themes: Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jesus Christ Super Star, or West Side Story --Place of worship/prayer --Franz Kafka --Labyrinth (the movie) --Nature --Art Deco --Vintage Women (any) --Time

Caranam 11/22/2010 #

Oh, I love Shrines.

  1. Otters
  2. The Ocean
  3. Bonsai Trees
  4. Coffee
  5. Dreams
  6. The Moon
  7. Calvin and Hobbes
  8. Fall
  9. Forests
  10. Bubbles
hxckendra 11/22/2010 #

I really hope that I get someone who wants a zombie theme because I have the perfect idea :D

indygirl 11/23/2010 #

Here are my 10 ideas/inspirations/themes: 1 women, 2 text, 3 steampunk, 4 Christianity/Christ/scripture 5 Music 6 home/houses 7 keys 8 art 9 light 10 family

LittleMessyMissy 11/23/2010 #

I tend to work with dark colors, themes etc. I am soooo excited to see who my partner will be so I can get started. This is a GREAT SWAP idea!!!

BobStriks 11/23/2010 #

I like anything to do with literature, anthropology (cultures and such), mythology (nothing overtly religious please), art deco, antiques, art, nature, architecture, poetry, music, plays and NYC. Anything that comes from the passion of its maker will make me happy so just have fun.

Spiritpainter 03/28/2011 #

Are there going to be any new swaps? If so here are my ten. 1. Snakes 2. Whales 3. Paleolithic Goddesses/ all Goddesses and Gods also 4. Octopus 5. Turtles/Tortoises 6. Owls 7. Ok all animals/Insects, so on 8. Nature 9. Tattoos 10. Music

Hope to see what comes from this!

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