View Full Version : GRIMOIRE PAGES SWAP ~ 4x6 Hand drawn/Hand Painted ~ DUE Dec 7

10-01-2020, 11:54 AM
Due Date-December 7
Sign up by November 20

Number of participants: unlimited
Number of 4"x6" pages: 1, 2 or 3 (Please see instructions on doing both sides)

GRIMOIRE PAGES SWAP ~ 4"x6" Hand drawn - Hand painted ~ DUE December 7, 2020

You may already have a Grimoire or have always wanted to begin making one.
Here is your chance to start collecting pages for a future Grimoire or to collect new pages
for an existing one. Grimoire's are very personal to their owners by privately adding your
own script to your own pages. But, in this swap you will make 1, 2, or 3 beautiful and
magical pages, as you wish, for an even exchange. Artist's choice here. Nature themes (spells not necessary here).

Both sides of every page will have art on it but the front side is your main page and please fill it with goodness.
The back side is basically left blank but Create an artsy border around the edges and leave the center blank
so that the receiver can add their own personal notes. Yes add background color for sure! Sigils are nice too.You can add words, verse too. Feel free! Check out the wonderful examples below which are from my own GRIMOIRE.
Credits to the artists on my personal GRIMOIRE pages go out to: Cathy Pratt, Julie Howell, Cheryl Zelenak, Laurie Kett and Erika Schultz


Send 1, 2, or 3 (HD/HP) pages (measuring 4” x 6”).(Landscape mode) All original art please!
Add on the back of each real name, username, date
NO: white backgrounds, no prints, no bulk, no glitter.
Upon receiving your pages, leave an iTrader for me, your host, and Reputation Points via this thread for the artists of the beautiful pages you will receive


PM me for my address
They do not have to be in sleeves for this swap unless you choose to.
USA players: include 2-3- Forever stamps
International players: Send $2
Include an address label
I will provide envelopes
LIST of Grimoire page creators:
1. wildholly
2. Art_junkie-arrived
3. Bluevioletz-arrived
4. CatPratt
5. icekat-arrived
6. Debbapeots-withdrew
8. ZhouZhou-withdrew
9. Miss M-withdrew
10. Nicky-arrived
11. redplantlady-arrived
12. TherapeuticArt-arrived
16. IstinKray ilverstay-arrived
17. Strivaria-arrived

10-01-2020, 05:48 PM
Oh me please

10-01-2020, 05:50 PM
Yay! Art_junkie has arrived.

10-01-2020, 08:19 PM
Count me in!

10-01-2020, 08:39 PM
Happy you are here Bluevioletz!

10-02-2020, 10:17 AM
Please add me Holly!

10-02-2020, 10:17 PM
Frog page...daisy cluster is braded and swing open to reveal more flowers inside


10-03-2020, 09:21 AM
Just beautiful and you are fast.
Thanks for showing some very cool art!

10-04-2020, 05:37 PM
Art_junkie the latest pages you have in the gallery rock!

10-04-2020, 06:16 PM
Sign me up please!

10-04-2020, 06:51 PM
I'll play. Just need to decide on a theme!

10-04-2020, 07:32 PM
So happy to have you here icekat!

10-04-2020, 11:53 PM
Sun and Sunflower


10-05-2020, 09:17 AM
Those pages are beautiful! Art-junkie

Welcome the Debba is joining us

10-07-2020, 10:37 AM
Pretty sure I can get at least one done. Sign me up. :yes:

10-07-2020, 12:05 PM
woo hoo! Rosecake in the house!

10-08-2020, 10:16 AM
Question. Are we creating just the background and border for each side or are we actually drawing & writing out a spell, potion, Sigil etc for others? For example, can I draw the moon phases with a border design and just leave it blank for whomever gets the card? or can I draw a potion bottle with all the ingredients & measurements that go into the potion and write the intent (spell) for its use?

10-08-2020, 10:32 AM
Okay, sign me up, please.

10-08-2020, 01:34 PM
Debba, You do one side as the main feature of your art. The reverse side is basically blank except add a pretty border or whatever so the receiver can write something on the back if they want to.
Also you can do spells or herbal lore, or moon phases, astrology, or whatever seems quite magical.

10-08-2020, 01:34 PM
So happy to have you here zhouzhou.

Miss M
10-12-2020, 10:33 AM
wildholly, I sent you a PM with some questions, but yes please, sign me up!

10-12-2020, 11:14 PM
So glad you joined us Miss M!

10-13-2020, 10:42 AM

Here are my pages, with an extra for WildHolly to choose from! Fronts are in the top row, backs on the bottom row.
I'll get them in the mail in the next couple days. :)

10-13-2020, 11:45 AM
Well, I'm going to be a lurker for a bit and see what I can do. This looks absolutely fascinating!

10-14-2020, 01:19 PM
I'm very, very interested, but I'm also very, very new. Is that ok?

Also, would two layers glued nicely together be ok? As long as I'm 100% sure they won't detach? I don't have anything precise in mind yet, just contemplating.

10-14-2020, 06:22 PM
Sure it is fine. Would you like to sign up?

10-15-2020, 05:45 AM
This looks like fun but I'll be lurking for now. Will PM you with my question(s) first...

10-15-2020, 09:18 AM
icekat, your pages above are beautiful!

10-15-2020, 12:45 PM
I am very excited by this! Please sign me up.

10-15-2020, 05:53 PM
You got it! I will do that now. Thanks for joining us redplantlady!

10-16-2020, 03:39 PM
Art_junkie your wonderful pages arrived today!

10-17-2020, 12:10 AM
This sounds like such a fun swap theme. I'm definitely lurking and subscribed to the thread. Excited to see what more everyone makes but don't know if I can fit it in yet.

10-17-2020, 08:34 AM
lurk away

10-17-2020, 05:39 PM
Okay, experimented with my first 'grimoire' pages ever... managed to do one today so please sign me up... will see how many I can do but at least I've got 1 done.... enough to participate... will try a different style for the next one...
Here's what I came up with front and back 218851218852

10-17-2020, 07:41 PM
Hi Holly! I would like to join! I have never heard of Grimoire but will try my best! Cheerio!

10-18-2020, 12:47 AM
Very interesting lurking for now

10-18-2020, 02:02 PM
Hello TherapeuticArt! So glad you will join us!

10-23-2020, 02:38 PM
I'd love to play along!

10-27-2020, 10:12 AM
Welcome Arc2dreams!

11-01-2020, 11:15 AM
lurking for now...

11-01-2020, 04:59 PM
Join us, it will be fun and awesome!

11-02-2020, 11:14 PM
Nicky your beautiful Grimoire pages arrived today.

11-03-2020, 10:58 AM
re: Also you can do spells or herbal lore, or moon phases, astrology, or whatever seems quite magical.
Is that on the back? Around the border? Or on the front?
Then the front is one main image honouring nature?
And it is landscape format ?
Sorry to be dim,but I want to get it right:)

11-03-2020, 01:05 PM
Such a relief wildholly - thanks for letting me know

11-03-2020, 01:53 PM
Redplant lady, to answer your questions.
Yes the format is landscape.
You can do as you want to on the front-nature is great, herbal, astrology etc.
The back is basically a border around all edges leaving the center blank BUT...
you can flood it with art if you wish to.
It's really do as you feel, enchanting, magical, earthy, etc.

11-08-2020, 08:22 PM
Mailing my cards this week!!

11-08-2020, 09:18 PM
Yay! So happy to hear that! I am now on the look out.

11-09-2020, 07:11 PM

11-12-2020, 08:45 PM
Here are my pages, front and back!

11-13-2020, 10:58 AM
Marilyn can you post them to the gallery? I cant view them in that format here.

11-13-2020, 01:42 PM
Mail call: TherapeuticArt, your beautiful pages have arrived.
And such a gorgeous hand-painted giant sunflower envie. Made me so happy!

11-13-2020, 01:47 PM
Thanks for joining us Eissa. You are added to the list for sure.

11-13-2020, 08:43 PM
YAY! I am so glad they arrived safe and sound. I am not sure I can upload the photos- I took them on my phone and tried to upload them here so if they cant be viewed, not sure what else I can do. But I am glad you got them today!

11-14-2020, 08:41 AM
Ah, I forget the envelope in my bag. Found it. In the mail today!

11-15-2020, 08:31 PM
It happens for sure. I'll keep watch.

11-17-2020, 12:39 PM
I need to drop. I have bombed not one, but two, cards. Both looked great until I started to print, then my printing bombed them both. My printing and my writing suck. Ugh!

11-17-2020, 02:32 PM
Writing is not a requirement. Symbols, runes, sigils work. But I do understand your time constraints with holidays approaching fast too.
Hope to catch you at another swap soon.

11-17-2020, 10:25 PM
Please add me to the list and thanks for messaging me about this @wildholly it's definitely my kind of swap!

I'll get started sketching something out so I can try to get it in the mail in time to arrive from Canada.

11-17-2020, 11:04 PM
Happy Dance...Halogen is on board!

11-19-2020, 10:29 AM

Here are my grimoire pages, they are the goddesses Epona and Rhiannon. I love horse goddesses and white horse sybolism:)

11-19-2020, 04:16 PM
Just viewed them in your gallery. beautiful!

Miss M
11-19-2020, 05:17 PM
ugh, I'm going to have to withdraw. Realistically I'm just not going to finish them to get them mailed in time. :(

11-19-2020, 05:48 PM
Okay, my one little Hare card is done. Too windy to take photo outside so I took it on the window sill. There’s a shadow on the right side plus the screen shadow, but you can get the gist of it.


IstinKray IlverSay
11-19-2020, 06:12 PM
Sign up pending, I have some questions (and have one day to decide, eek!) But I think I might just love this....

11-19-2020, 08:16 PM
I decided to use the elements for inspiration on these. I've started with air and earth for my first two. The third is water and still pondering whether fire is going to happen!

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11-20-2020, 12:42 AM
I hate to see you go Miss M but I know you'll fly back soon.

11-20-2020, 12:44 AM
Rosecake the Hare card is magical and wonderful.

Blue V - Great inspiration with the elements!!

IstinKray IlverSay
11-20-2020, 12:44 PM
Alright, get me in there! I'm sure I can get at least one or two done in time!

11-20-2020, 01:48 PM
Welcome IstinKray, glad to have you!

11-20-2020, 03:23 PM
I'd like to join too, if I may. I've got at least one card sketched out, just need to get it finalized, painted and inked.

IstinKray IlverSay
11-20-2020, 07:30 PM
Are myths/legends appropriate as a jumping-off point for these? There are a few First Nations myths I was thinking about illustrating, but I wanted to check in first.

11-20-2020, 08:54 PM
Sure, go for it!

11-20-2020, 08:55 PM
Hey welcome Strivaria! Happy you joined us.

11-21-2020, 01:02 PM
Loving these, Rosecake and Bluevioletz!

11-21-2020, 10:57 PM
I'm arriving way to late to do this one. Is this an ongoing thing? If so, please message me when the next one posts! Beautiful pages so far! <3 )O(

11-22-2020, 10:02 AM
Hi Wolfpax3
It's not ongoing but I can repeat this in a few months perhaps or if enough want to do it again sooner.

11-23-2020, 03:47 PM
I might play again... Okay, my arm could be twisted. lol So long as I have time.

11-23-2020, 06:34 PM
Mail call:

Wow! Received so many wonderful and magical creations today from:
Icekat, Rosecake, Redplantlady, and Eissa.

11-23-2020, 11:24 PM
My pages are all sent off, just sharing them here:


11-23-2020, 11:26 PM
And the second two (made an extra as a hostie)


Some of them have metallic or iridescent parts which don't show up at this angle but you get the idea ��

11-24-2020, 09:32 AM
Halogen, all are so beautiful!

11-24-2020, 07:42 PM
Wow, Halogen! Those are awesome and detailed!

11-24-2020, 10:33 PM
This will be going out in the morning.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/32809/small/1_grimoire_front.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/32809/small/1_grimoire_back.jpg

Wish I could have gotten more done but I just ran out of time.

IstinKray IlverSay
11-25-2020, 02:17 PM
Popping mine in the mail now! For some reason, I can't post a picture here but they are in my gallery.

11-25-2020, 09:03 PM
I love this omen to the lemon/sun!

11-25-2020, 09:04 PM
I checked your beautiful pages in the gallery. What an honor to the spirit world!

11-26-2020, 09:23 AM
Here are the last two, packing these up to go tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving Day! :D

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11-27-2020, 02:51 PM
Blue, pages are beautiful and I love that fairy flying frog lots!

11-28-2020, 08:37 AM
Absolutely amazing work here ladies!!

11-28-2020, 06:36 PM
mail call: Beautiful ;)page received today from Strivaria

11-29-2020, 02:22 AM
Whew! I was afraid it wouldn't get there on time.

11-29-2020, 12:58 PM
Here is front and back of one of my pages for this swap.

11-29-2020, 09:12 PM
Wildholly, I love your crow! So many beautiful pages! For my grimoire they're a bit small, but what wonderful journal cards they'd all make!

11-30-2020, 12:29 AM
Very cool ravens, Wildholly.

11-30-2020, 01:05 PM
Mail call: Kristin your beautiful pages arrived today!;)

12-01-2020, 10:23 AM
So sorry but I have to withdraw. It just isn't going to happen. I am so sorry, Holly...

12-01-2020, 10:36 AM
Sorry to see you go but maybe next time around. Take care!

12-01-2020, 02:49 PM
Mail call: Bluevioletz your magickal pages arrived today. :jiggy:

12-01-2020, 07:07 PM
Holly, here are the front sides of mine. I hope you like:) I re-read and saw you want landscape. I'm sending all 3 anyway. My grimoire goes both ways so I'm happy for either. I used that cool metallic stuff you glue on so in the scan those areas just kind of go dead. in real life, they're metallic and fun.

12-01-2020, 07:53 PM
wow Cat the word "OAK" looks like real fungi growing on bark! Nice pages, thank you.

12-02-2020, 02:14 PM
Mailed out my cards today :)

12-03-2020, 01:10 PM
Halogen's dynamic pages just arrived!

12-07-2020, 11:56 AM
Because of slow mail delivery, I am going to wait a few more days for three submissions to arrive here. I hope everyone is ok with that.

12-07-2020, 08:45 PM
Arc2dreams your lovely pages arrived today, yay!

12-07-2020, 08:50 PM
waiting for two more arrivals.

12-07-2020, 09:04 PM
Only one left that we are waiting for.

12-08-2020, 01:29 PM
Here is another page I made for the swap

12-10-2020, 06:36 PM
I'm still waiting for Catpratt's mail from Vermont. She has tracked it and it is on the way so
another day and I'm hoping I get her mail on Friday.

12-14-2020, 01:32 PM
Here is front and back of one of my pages for this swap.

Wow - such a load of marvelous pages ... but I am absolutely 'dazzled' by that marvelous Raven you did Wildholly. Now I will have to keep my fingers cross until maildate and hope that it flies my way.

12-14-2020, 02:33 PM
Great news! Today Catpratt's fabulous Grimoire pages arrived.
I will be sorting and packing them up today and will mail them all out tomorrow 12/15.

Just a note about the mail. Cat had tracking on her's and it took nearly two weeks for her
mail to arrive here from Vermont. eek!

12-15-2020, 03:50 PM
So looking forward to the returns! I'm glad everything arrived safely!

12-15-2020, 07:01 PM
Everyone...All the pages were mailed out today! Yay!:jiggy:
Now it will be fun to see how long the delivery takes.

12-16-2020, 06:29 PM
Yay, I will be looking for them and will let you know!! Cheers!!

12-17-2020, 06:20 AM
I'll keep you informed :)... times are weird... my envies take 3 weeks or more to get to the US but some of the mail from the US to The Netherlands make it in 8 days.... I hope this happens with yours too :)

12-27-2020, 01:15 PM
Yes, mail delivery is way off. I received a priority package yesterday which was mailed out on December 14th!
I feel badly that the sender paid so much for a 2 day delivery to me and it took 12 days to reach me. wow!

12-29-2020, 06:39 PM
Yay! It looks like peeps are receiving their returns.

01-02-2021, 10:34 AM
still waiting for mine, i think our mail is a little messed up!

01-02-2021, 11:22 AM
I have mine. Really special cards from Wild Holly and IstinKray ilverstay. Wild Holly I love magical horses so much and I am so pleased to have The White Horse at Uffington (driven past it but have not stood in its eye!) and Pegasus. And I love the story of the Sky Woman IstinKray ilverstay, I did not know any Cree lore, so this was special, thanks so much.

IstinKray IlverSay
01-06-2021, 02:11 PM
Still waiting over here in California, I'll check back in when they arrive.

01-07-2021, 08:28 PM
WOW! It took from Dec 15 to Jan 6 to get the letter from SC to MD. But it did arrive with lovely cards- thanks so much!! Off to do Itraders and YouRocks! Thanks for a great swap!!!

01-11-2021, 09:08 PM
OMG Holly, your handwriting on the envelope is just gorgeous!
My returns came today at last! Unharmed and beautiful! Thanks to Wildholly for hosting and for the cutiepie owl, and to Halogen for the lovely elements page, and to Bluevioletz for the amazing griffin vision spell. I'm so pleased, and looking forward to doing this again!

Edit: It's been a hot minute since I swapped, and accidentally did iTrader for one of my pages instead of rep. Good grief, I'll get it together one day. Thanks everyone! Holly, I'll leave your rep when it allows me.

IstinKray IlverSay
01-13-2021, 12:28 PM
Got mine yesterday! A gorgeous celebration of Yule card from WildHolly and a beautiful Rhiannon (horse and fertility goddess) card from Redplantlady. Thank you so much WildHolly for hosting, I hope this repeats!