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    ROLOs - Open Theme - Handdrawn/Handpainted or Open Media - Due May 20, 2018

    Swap Due Date – May 20, 2017 (will accept returns received on Monday May 21st)
    Signup cutoff date – May 13, 2017
    Number of Cards - 3:3
    Number of participants – unlimited
    Size – 2.25" x 4" (the smaller rolo size) I can punch the holes for you if you don't have a rolo punch
    horizontal cards (2.25 as the height and 4 as the width) please with the holes at the bottom so they can be stored in a regular rolodex if desired
    Media – HD/HP (Handdrawn/Handpainted) group or MM/Collage Group or Both - please read group descriptions for explanations of each media group

    NO LOOSE GLITTER! Sparkly pens like gelly roll pens or sakura pens are ok, but I don't want glitter all over the place. I do take cards out of the sleeve to scan and make sure they're glued appropriately (not falling apart) so pleeeaaase don't make me clean up glitter...

    Swapping will be done mostly effort by effort (where possible)

    ROLOs!- Open theme, any theme, let your muse decide!
    *Please use thick sturdy paper like watercolor paper or bristol drawing paper (not bristol board lol) or even the cardboard from food boxes like cereal or crackers.
    *Please do NOT use any raised embellishments, I don't like being responsible for mailing things like that. FLAT media only!
    *Stickers can be used... tastefully. If it looks like you just slapped some stickers on your rolo without any effort I'll be sending them back.
    *Decorate the back please, even if you just paint some pretty swirls, put some decorated paper, etc.
    let's not leave the backs plain. If you want to leave an open space for someone to put address info (you know, to use it as a rolodex rolo lol) that's fine.
    *Sleeves - several options here, they'll stick out of the end of regular ATC sleeves so you could use two sleeves or postcard sleeves. up to you, just protect them somehow to get them to me (in case my mail lady forgets to close my mailbox all the way... rainy season's coming up here)
    *One more important rule, and I must insist on this one... HAVE FUN! I may have some picky rules, but I want y'all to have fun making these!!


    any questions? please feel free to ask


    DON'T LEAVE YOUR BACKGROUNDS PLAIN WHITE make it colored or add details.

    Picky Details
    *Please measure and cut carefully. I will not accept anything that's more than and eighth of an inch off the correct size.
    *Your AFA username (at least) should clearly be on the back of each one. It would be nice to add your location (country or state) and date as well, but it's up to you. (putting the host name is not necessary, sometimes it confuses the person receiving and I'm the one who gets the rep point instead of the card's creator. lol)
    *Original artwork only please (don't photocopy or scan/print your work and send in the printed out artwork.)
    *late cards and/or a lack of a withdraw will result in a neutral. Please ensure you mail on time. Do not PM me and ask me to wait on your cards. This is completely unfair to the rest of the group and will be denied.

    Postage Requirements:

    US - clearly write or type your address in black or blue (not a pastel blue...lol) on a mailing label or piece of paper, your address should be at least 1" x 2" - please do not send envelopes! I prefer using my own envelopes.
    (no return address labels, they're too small)
    Please include one .50 (forever) stamp (.71 or 2 forever stamps for collage please - I will return unneeded postage unless told otherwise)
    I can also accept Paypal if you prefer that route. PM for Paypal details.

    International - clearly write or type your address on a mailing label or piece of paper - I will provide envelopes
    please include $1 USD or US Stamp equivalent, Paypal or your own country's postage equivalent for that weight
    (I love international postage and can sometimes use them for international swaps but please don't send me cancelled stamps... those can't be used for international swaps lol)

    Please PM me for my address when you are ready to mail. If you post your request for my addy in the thread, I will not see it right away.
    I'm still in Dix, IL if you have my addy from a previous swap, but please let me know that you've mailed! (please do not mail to Plainfield, IN, I am no longer there!)

    When you receive your returns for the swap, please remember to leave iTrader for the Host (me) so I know you're returns have arrived and you rock (rep points) for each card you receive.

    Thanks!

    please feel free to post pictures of your cards when you are finished!
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    We have three groups to choose from:

    HD/HP (Handdrawn/Handpainted) = the usual pencils, markers, paint, any combination of traditional HD/HP media.
    No glued bits n pieces. (pretty paper glued to the back is ok)
    This group will send in and receive HD/HP returns.

    1. Lara - returns received
    2. Miss M - returns received
    3. Nightowl_too - returns received
    4. Pamitha - returns received
    5. .
    6. .
    7. ..



    Mixed Media/Collage/Digital
    mixed media = can include things like dimensional paste, gel medium with glass beads or sand etc
    collage = paper, ephemera n bits glued/decoupaged onto a background of sorts
    digital = creating with a computer program such as photoshop and printing out
    This group will send in and receive MM/Collage/Digital returns. (please let me know privately if you don't wish to receive one of the three)

    CLOSED


    Both = this is for those of you who don't want to limit your returns to the media you sent in. You could send in and receive any of the types listed above. Anyone who doesn't specify they want HD/HP only or MM/Collage only will be added to this group (as well as anyone who would like to be here ).
    1. Electricdesigner - returns received
    2. Foxglove - returns received
    3. Livia
    4. Syklops - returns received
    5. TriLov - returns received
    6. Wolfmoon - returns received
    7. .
    8. ..
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    lurking! I have a question. Is it ok to use the actual Rolodex cards maybe 2 or 3 glued together as the base?

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    I'm in! Could you add me to the "both" category? I do mixed media, but I don't mind receiving HD/HP rolos. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pouringdiva View Post
    lurking! I have a question. Is it ok to use the actual Rolodex cards maybe 2 or 3 glued together as the base?
    if you can line them up correctly when gluing and there's no sticky mess coming out the sides then that's ok. but honestly i'd be easier to just outline it onto something thicker and cut it out. I can punch the holes for it for you when they get here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxglove View Post
    I'm in! Could you add me to the "both" category? I do mixed media, but I don't mind receiving HD/HP rolos. Thank you!
    welcome!

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    oh okay!! I did not think of that! Let me try that tonight and see what happens.

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    Lurking for now....

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    hope you are able to join us notinkansas!

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    Please add me to the “Both” category as well! I am excited to get Rolo-ing!
    Neighs & Brays swap Archived...next swap TBD

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    I've never done a Rolo. Put me down for the HD/HP group!

    Do they have to be horizontal cards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriLov View Post
    I've never done a Rolo. Put me down for the HD/HP group!

    Do they have to be horizontal cards?
    i think they usually are since they're typically stored in a rolodex horizontally.

    and welcome!

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    I'll try my hand at Rolos! Please sign me up for the "Both" catagory.
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    oh so tempting....

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    muahaha my plan has worked...

    LOL hope you're able to join us nightowl!

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