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The Dark Side DAJ 10

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The Dark Side DAJ 10
Group:Halloween Everyday in the USA
Swap Coordinator:DeAnnaVarela (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Journals 
Number of people in swap:7
Location:Regional - United States
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:July 1, 2022
Date items must be sent by:July 31, 2022
Number of swap partners:1

Swap Information:

For this swap you will make one DeConstructed Art Journal (DAJ) page for one partner in a dark theme. Dark means that the design should be gothic, occult, Tim Holtz, Poe-like in style, NOT cutesy Halloween. Please see the swap photo for example.

Using card stock or watercolor paper, you may hand draw, hand paint, rubber stamp, use pastels, charcoal, ink, acrylic or watercolors, collage with found images, use various papers, napkins, book pages, music sheets, texture paste, stencils, thin fabric or fibers, beads, small embellishments [less than 1/2" thick], etc. Include a space on the page or a card for journaling. Also make at least one pocket and/or tuck. Please do not use stickers unless they are for a small accent, high quality/3D and/or altered.

OPTIONAL IDEAS: You may also attach a tassel, page bead dangles or altered paper clips [I'll host some swaps for these items to go into the completed Deconstructed Art Journal too]. If you have creepy cool ephemera to share include a few items.

Please keep the DAJ page flat/slim as possible [less than 1/2 "] as these will be bound into a book. Be sure to sign your work and include the name of the swap.

I would like to host 13 of these over the next year so that we can make a complete art journal!

What is a DAJ you ask?

The idea behind DeConstructed Art Journaling is to create single pages to be bound into one art journal. This cuts cost and helps prevent loss of passing on entire journals for collaborative art work.

A DAJ Page is an 8” x 8” paper base folded in half. I recommend watercolor paper, heavy cardstock, cardstock covered with scrapbook paper, a recycled file folder, or paper bag doubled up in layers. Amazon and craft stores sell tablets of watercolor and cardstock paper precut to 8” x 8” or you may cut your own. All sides are covered with your original artwork.

For more information on what a DAJ is please watch this video by Rosemary Morris:

DAJ Basics

For inspiration and techniques see:

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