Swap-bot Time: June 4, 2023 2:13 pm

Make Good Art #2 - Practice a Craft - USA

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Swap Coordinator:nigatsubebe (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Crafts  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:8
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.50
Last day to signup/drop:April 1, 2023
Date items must be sent by:April 30, 2023
Number of swap partners:1

Round 2!

Because this is a craft-related swap, postage will likely be over 2oz and either USPS small mail or heavier envelope rate will apply. It can get unexpectedly expensive to send overseas. Sorry! US only on this one!

Also, if your package is not flat or is too heavy for the paper used for the envelope, it may not be machineable or it may tear in transit. Please make sure it's mailed appropriately. <3

Make one item based on a craft or project from a Youtube video. You can make cards, paper dolls, sewing books, a fabric ornament, junk journal items, whatever. The project must include handmade elements. No running off printables or something. Since the project might take thought, getting stuff together, have to be made between 'life stuff', etc. I have a whole month to mail out. It might be a good idea to message your partner when you send your mail. I don't think SB alerts people when the "sent" button is clicked.

Try your best! Send the item to your partner. Include your name, the Youtube creator's name/channel name, and what the project is- then I can find your video. Like Neil Gaiman said, "make good art." Any art that is made is good art.

When you get an item, remember that the other person probably also did their best. Their best may not be the same as your skill level. Please rate well. Remember that all responses should be on positive aspects of art received: did you like the colour palette used? Do you recognise a camera-related visual effect, like the 'rule of 3s'? Let the artist know!

The people on Youtube are good enough and well-practiced at what they show on camera, and that usually takes years to get that good. This swap assumes that you have not, in fact, been doing ANY of this stuff for years.

Have fun! Make mistakes! Get messy! And then mail the item out!

Because it's a project-based item, angel-ing is difficult for me. Unless you message me for exceptions, I'll be checking for history.

Ratings must be 4.5+ with NO 1s in the past year. Please have completed at least 5x "level 3" swaps in 2022-2023.

Thank you!


junemoon 03/20/2023 #

I have so many quilting books, magazines, and such I don't use You Tube for inspiration -- I hope I will not be marked down if I don't reference a You Tube inspiration. It's a fine source but my head is full of ideas already.

nigatsubebe 04/ 2/2023 #

Not at all! The main idea is to send the craft and a tutorial or inspiration for making your own. Magazines are fine, they're just harder because you'd end up either sourcing an open digital copy or you'd have to copy the tutorial and source it.

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