1.20.2010

Valentines a.t.c. swap!

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I'm so excited to talk to y'all about this! Last night I working on a couple of Valentines.....and I got an idea....wouldn't it be awesome to make Artist Trading Cards as Valentines and swap them with all of you guys? Then everyone would get 5 Valentines in the mail that are original works of art! So...I'm hosting my first ever Specs & Wings Valentines ATC Swap!


Some of you are wondering...what's an Artist Trading Card (ATC)?
it's just a work of art that is only 2.5 x 3.5 in. that is created with the intention of trading with other artists! How fun is that?! So, I'm inviting YOU to make 5 tiny works of art and mail them to me, then I'll send you 5 little artworks (a.t.c.'s!) back from other artists who mailed theirs in! A fantastic swap!

Then you might ask...What will I need? Where do I start?
First you'd need something to make the 5 cards out of! You can use anything as long as it's 2.5 x 3.5 in.! Some ideas include: cardstock, watercolor paper, felt, fabric, clay, sheet metal, wood, etc!
Then gather materials to create art on the front your card! It could be a collage, painting, watercolor, photograph, mosaic, patchwork, stamping, or anything! For this atc swap the theme is Valentines!

On the back of your card, write your name, the title of the artwork, your email address, and the date :). Then mail it to me and I'll swap everyone's around and mail them back to y'all! It'll be SO FUN to get these sweet Valentines in the mail! I can't wait! Then I will post at least one of everyone's right here on my blog on heart day!

google: Artist Trading Cards for more ideas and check out these cards!


SWEET! I'm SO EXCITED!!! I'd love for ALL of y'all to get involved! Please email me if you're interested by Feb. 1st- specsandwings@gmail.com


happy wednesday!

6 comments:

Cari Denee said...

How do you have time to make all these fabulous pillows, cozies, coasters and brain storm a great idea like this? You are my role model! I would love to be involved in making Valentine Cards! How fun!

The Wild Curl said...

This is so much fun!! I can't wait! Count me in.

This is def my kind of Valentine's! I love other people's art!

Stefanie said...

I'm in! This sounds like so much fun, and I haven't been able to work on my art in a while. I can't wait to dig back into it. :) Thanks for the great idea Miss Molly!

Jules said...

What an excellent idea!!!!

Anita said...

I kind of want to do this. It would be fun.

Michele said...

I also would love to join in. I love making and receiving ATCs.

Michele
mjk5265@comcast.net