Swap-bot Time: December 7, 2022 4:42 am

Private - Deco Swap - USA/CAN

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Swap Coordinator:9O96O (contact)
Swap categories: Books  Journals 
Number of people in swap:2
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 22, 2022
Date items must be sent by:February 15, 2022
Number of swap partners:1

Private for: Ebbie78

There's something rather satisfying about making a little blank booklet and sending it to another person to fill a page with interesting drawings, mixed media and illustrations. Eventually after it gets around to enough folks, you end up with a booklet of creativity.

Send a new or established art-style deco to one partner. USA/CANADA.

Must be in bound booklet format.

Lettermail size (not larger than the average greeting card, or more than 1/4" thick).

What is a deco?

A deco is a handmade bound book of a few pages which are sent around the world. The person that the book is “for” is usually listed on the cover and when the book becomes full it is sent back to them. Each person that receives and signs the deco will decorate one page according to the theme of the booklet (if there is one) and put their postal/email address and sign their name. Typically, each entrant in the “deco” must use one full page to express themselves.

For more information about decos see: Decos 101

If you are making a new booklet...

  • Decorate the cover. The cover should be neatly made, similar to making an ATC or handmade postcard.

  • The booklet should be folded and secured down the middle

Here's a tutorial for an easy 3 hole pamphlet stitch binding

  • No larger than a 4" x 6"

  • A small number of pages - 4 to12 pages to decorate (1-3 pages folded in half and bound down the middle makes 4 to 12 pages to decorate). The fewer pages the more likely you'll get it back within a year.

  • On the back cover include the name of this swap, your username, your email address and your mailing address. If you don't want to include your mailing address write "Email me for my current address when this booklet is full."

For my hosting style see my profile @9o96o

If you are new, less than 6 months and fewer than 10 finished swaps and ratings PM me, I can set up a private swap. It counts towards your ratings.

Swappers must be 18 years of age or older.

Keywords: collaborative, art, book, pamphlet, books, traveling, travelling, deco, add & pass, sketchbook, art journal, collaborative mail art, collective


Ebbie78 01/22/2022 #

Awesome - thank you once again :)

9O96O 01/30/2022 #

Swap is complete All sent. All rated. Thank you Ebbie78 for a successful swap.

Swap Completed

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