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EATC: Blackout Poetry ATC

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Group:Eclectic ATCs
Swap Coordinator:fishsteak (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Artist Trading Card (ATC)  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:7
Location:Regional - USA only
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:May 2, 2021
Date items must be sent by:May 11, 2021
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Blackout poetry is a fun and easy way to attempt poetry even if you’re new to it.

For this swap, you will send your partner one ATC featuring blackout poetry.

What is blackout poetry? Take one page/part of a page (this will be ATC-sized after all) and choose words or phrases that stand out to you. These will form your poem. Once you have chosen your words/phrases, put a box around each word or phrase for emphasis, Then, “black out” everything else on the page. For this swap, the unused words don’t need to be blacked out completely; they can be blacked out artistically in different colors or form an image.

Do NOT send an ATC that still has most of the text uncolored in some form. For example, this ATC and this ATC have too much white space.

Links:
Blog featuring examples from newsprint
Example featuring an art “blackout”
Example featuring blackout and color
Swap image from this page

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