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    PIF - Watercolor Enthusiasts' Best Efforts

    The original Watercolor Wizards PIF was begun by ingmarpema in conjunction with the Watercolor Wizards social group. The idea is to post and claim cards in this thread and discuss the materials, techniques, questions, etc., in the social group.

    To Play:
    1. Accept the offer of a card from the player before you, and post a picture of the card you are offering in the same post in which you claimed the card you wanted. Note: To make this easier, it is recommended that you add a few w/c cards for this purpose to your gallery, perhaps marking them as pending or not available. Also note: you are making a commitment to watch the thread and if your card isn't chosen in a week, to post another card.
    2. PM the person whose card you have claimed, giving them your address, so they can get the card to you.
    3. The next player will indicate that they will take your card and in turn will offer a card for the next player.
    4. The process will continue by playing it forward with hand-painted, hand-drawn watercolors.
    5. If your offer stays on the pif for 7 days with no one claiming it, you will be required to offer a different card or cards. Also note: you are making a commitment to watch the thread and, if your card isn't chosen by the seventh day after your post, to post another card ON OR BEFORE the seventh day. You must continue to post new cards (at least one new card each 7 days, if not sooner) until one of your cards is finally claimed. Note: if you fail to do so within 7 days, your iTrader may be affected.
    6. It is HIGHLY recommended that you subscribe to the group so you don't miss out on great cards.
    7. IMPORTANT: If you must offer a second card, do so in a NEW POST.


    Guidelines:

    --- All cards must be mailed within two weeks of acceptance. If for some reason there is a delay, communication through pm is a must!
    --- Itraders will be given between traders, please keep this in mind.
    --- This is a international PIF, so be prepared to mail internationally. Protect cards by mailing in a plastic sleeve and a greeting card, cardstock, or cardboard.
    --- Please send PM for address - don't post in the thread.
    --- Note: this is not a chat thread. Feel free to give details about the card you post, but responding to others should be via PM, visitor message, rep, etc. Discussion of techniques, critique, etc., should take place within the Watercolour Wizards social group. A comment now and then is ok, but always link to the card up for grabs so it doesn't get lost.
    --- You may not claim two cards in a row UNLESS three days have passed since you last played (either claimed a card or had one of your cards claimed).


    Card Details:
    ---Any handpainted and handdrawn OR traced OR *lightly* rubberstamped water media is welcome, watercolor, gouache, acryllic used like watercolor, watercolor pencils, pen/ink, etc – please do your best work and post it to the thread. Post a card you would want to receive.
    ---You are encouraged to post large enough for viewers to see details, but please do not post so large that the entire card does not fit on the screen without side-to-side scrolling.
    ---Cards must be sturdy. Use a backing on your card unless you use illustration board or 140 lb watercolor paper.
    ---This is a watercolour workout, so work your skills! Do your best work, plan your card, use good technique, etc. Newbies are more than welcome - if you are worried, pm me (Jean) or post to the MEDIA: Watercolor Enthusiasts' Best Efforts social group for help, advice, critique, encouragement, etc. While cards needn't be created specifically for this thread, please offer ONLY your best work, not a quick watercolour practice or a card that didn't work well enough for a 1-1 trade or a swap. Emphasis is on working your skills, so post great cards that show what you can do!
    Last edited by Jean; 03-27-2016 at 01:06 PM.
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    I offer a watercolour floral, Yellow Crockery. The edges of the painting are intentionally irregular, as I used torn tape to give a deckle effect. Note that at top left, there is a scanner flaw which is not on the card.
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    I'd love your card Jean ... allow me to offer up this "Door County Bluff" for the next bidder.
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    Me, please! I thought I missed my chance for ceejay's card...
    Here's my offer:[
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    BayBird, I collect bird ATC so your albatross is perfect and I offer my red tulip for adoption.

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    Hi lafaver55,
    I will take your tulips and submit the pirate for interested players.
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    pshafe1 ... I would love to add your pirate to my collection.

    Allow me to offer up this lovely orhcid.
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    Well, in following with the rules of this swap ... it's been a week, with no takers, so allow me to replace my offering with this "Lazy River" card. Thanx
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    I'll take "Lazy River" and offer my "Grab the Moment":
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    I would love that Art101!
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    I'll take your daffodil and offer my summertime card, watercolour on vintage Kipling page mounted on repurposed wc paper: And yes, that would be watercolour paper, lol.
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    I'd love it, Jean. You made me laugh with your abbreviation of watercolor paper. My mind immediately read "water closet" paper. I looked at your address - do they call bathrooms water closets in Canada? Then, repurposed water closet paper? How could you mount something on toilet paper? At least it was repurposed and not reused! Boy do I need a vacation!

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    Too hot to think of baking cookies? Here's a scorcher from an Arizona canyon:
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    Please, I'll take the Arizona canyon, and offer a gouache (my new watercolor method fascination), "Popping Flowers":
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    I'll take those poppers! HEre are some more flowers:

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    Thread Admin:
    A housekeeping question has arisen. Please visit watercolour wizards social group to discuss!
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    Jean, for the life of me, I can't find it!!!! Help!



    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
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    LaFaver55....I will take your card. I am offering this watercolor titled "Autumn"

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