Information about the ATC swap coming up is below. Email me if you'd like to participate!
sarahmm3 at hotmail dot com
Make the subject line 'Eden ATC.'
Alright, so what's an ATC, you ask?
if you're unfamiliar, the basics is you make a card the size of a playing card (or USE a playing card) (2 ½ X 3 ½ inch or 64 X 89 mm card stock. ) into a little piece of art using whatever media you like. then you mail them out, to receive beautiful pieces of art back! it's a great way to share your art, and get to know the art of others around the country.
the mail ATC program is awesome, because it's so fun and creative, and you get something other than bills in your mailbox! remember when you got letters from friends in the mail as a kid? it's THAT kind of excitement.
the best part is, you don't have to be an 'artist' to participate. anyone can, kids, cats, even folks who've never picked up a crayon in their life! there is no 'right' or 'wrong.' as long as you enjoy making it and put effort into it, it's wonderful.
some folks use collage for beautiful effects. you can use watercolor, stamps, stickers, you can also dip them in beeswax when they're finished to make them more sturdy. you can buy little packs of 'artist trading card' blanks at any art store on the cheap.
the back of the card should not be forgotten either. you can either buy stamps specifically for ATCs that include spaces to write your name, the date, the title of the piece, and the edition, or you can decorate it yourself. it should be at least slightly decorative. a simple border and the information will suffice.
this swap is a 3/3 swap, which means you'll mail me three cards and you'll get 3 back from 3 different EFers. an extra card for the hostess (moi) is greatly appreciated, forever cherished, but never required.
the deadline for emailing me and signing up is December 31st. the deadline for having the cards at my doorstep to be swapped and mailed back to you is January 31st. So get to emailing, get to creating!
once you've got your cards ready, email me. i'll send you back my mailing address. secure your cards between two thin sheets of cardboard (a cutup cereal box will do) and tape the cardboard sheets shut, to protect the cards. head off to the post office and have them weigh your envelope, and include a Self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) addressed to yourself, with my address as the return. this is all you need to do! postage comes out to less than $1 if you don't include bulky add-ons such as buttons, beads, etc.
post any questions here.