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    Cool MAY Canvas Board Mail Art Trade 5x7

    Deadline to sign up: May (we are now closed this month to new sign ups)
    Mail out (try to mail by this date): May 20
    Deadline: May 31
    Open Theme
    Open Medium on 5x7 canvas board

    New-ish wording is in blue.

    This is a quick turnaround paired partner swap! But, since this a monthly activity, you could plan ahead in your mind or even create some canvases up for the future to then chose from. Just a thought.

    Rules, rules, everyone likes rules....Players have the 1st thru 7th of the month to come to the thread and say, "I'd like to play". If you participated in the previous month's canvas board trade, you will not be allowed to sign up for this months trade until you have mailed your canvas for the previous month. Once the partners list is posted, there is no withdrawing. In order to participate you must have no negative iTraders in the past 6 months, and no neutral iTrader in the past 3 months.

    Partners will be posted on May 7th just after midnight (going into early AM the 8th my time). It’ll be your responsibility to PM your partner for their address. Theme will be up to the artist but I suggest looking at your partners profile to try to avoid themes they don't like.

    Due Dates: Your canvas should be received by your assigned partner by March 31.
    I strongly suggest that you PM your partner, or post in this thread, the date that you mail your canvas. That way, any delay from that point on will be considered the fault of the postal service and will not be attributed to you. If something unexpected happens and you are unable to meet this deadline then you must communicate through private message to you partner, explain the delay and arrange a new postal deadline. If your partner does not receive your canvas by the last day of the month and you have not communicated to them your mail out date then you will receive a negative iTrader.


    *When you receive your canvas please post a picture here in the thread so we all can admire it.* (this is very important ) But don't post a pic of your canvas until your partner receives it.

    The canvas board: Your art must be created on a 5x7 Canvas Art Board. You can find these at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Dick Blick, etc. Coat your finished canvas with a clear protective coating designed for artwork to protect it during it's journey through the mail. I suggest more than one coat. I personally, for example, use several coats of Golden brand Polymer Varnish with UVLS (UltraViolet Light Stabilizers) or the comparable Liquitex brand.

    Mailing: The canvases may be mailed out "Naked" or in an envelope. Some of the canvases have been getting scratched in the mail. Some like the thrill or the economy of mailing their canvas naked and they may still do so. Others who decide they would prefer to mail their canvas in an envelope may do so. That decision will be left to the players. If you are an international player or your partner is an international player it is advisable to send it in an envelope or box.

    Postal Costs: In mailing these canvases within the U.S. I have always put ______((postage increased, I have to recalculate this price)worth of postage on the envelope and dropped it in a mailbox. To my knowledge my canvases have all arrived successfully with no issues. From my interpretation of the postal rates buried in the info at the U.S. postal services website documents, _____I have to refigure this- postage rates changed)is the proper rate for the weight and shape of these canvases. Be aware that the cost for postage to mail one of these canvases from the U.S. to another country will be higher. Think in the range of $7 up to even $15 depending on the country and even the postal worker that waits on you.


    iTrader: Please leave iTrader points.
    Canvas received by the last day of the month = positive iTrader point.
    If you do not receive your canvas by the last day of the month and you have not been notified by your partner of their mail out date or agreed to an alternate mail out date, please leave a negative iTrader point.

    And remember, please, leave iTrader points ONLY for your trading partner, not for me the host.

    Who's in:

    1. pouringdiva
    2. Fandanie
    3. OldsLady1992


    People willing to do a second board (be assigned to two partners) in case of an odd number of participants:

    nightowl_too


    The partner pairings:
    (r)=canvas received by participant
    (m)= participant has indicated in the thread that they have mailed their canvas For the sake of clarity and being mindful of the unexpected, I will only update you with an "m" if you say that you have mailed, but not when you say that you plan to mail (i.e. "I plan to mail tomorrow" etc)


    pouringdiva - Fandanie (m)
    nightowl_too (r) - OldsLady1992
    Last edited by nightowl_too; 06-01-2018 at 07:48 PM.

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    Me please!!! I missed last month.

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    Me too please ��

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    Sadly, I will sit this month out. This will be a busy month for me, so I don't want to over-commit to anything.

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    Sign me up, please

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    I will be happy to do 2 boards if needed.

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    Hi guys. My internet at home is down so I'm just doing a quick drop in. We sure are not having the interest the last couple of months in this trade. Participant numbers are down. Makes me wonder if interest has run it's course. Does anyone think it would be of use to PM some of the past participants to remind them of this trade? If so maybe someone could volunteer to PM some people. Maybe we can get some renewed interest.

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    Maybe taking a break would be good since summer is coming up and people will be busy?

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    I've been interested in this and finally purchased some boards, but summer's too busy for me to feel like I should sign up since I'm already far behind...

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    I love these monthly trades, but this month is too busy for me. Is the 5x7 MMH list still active?

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    Well it sure didn't take long to pair people up this month - lol! Here we go...

    pouringdiva - Fandanie
    nightowl_too - OldsLady1992

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    I love this trade but definitely have been busy the past few months-i'll make sure to sign up next month!! I love looking at the canvases people paint!

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    I plan to pause this for next month and maybe start up again in July.

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    Nightowl, your canvas goes out tomorrow !

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    Cool! Can't wait to see! Yours is still in the planning stage

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    I have sent PM for Fandanie address but have not received a response. Does anyone have a address for her?

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    I received an amazing canvas board from OldsLady1992! You sure do know me Connie! It's perfect! I love it! It's a big 'ol extending the scene style piece where the scene is created around a piece of ephemera. A nod to my love of the postage stamp with the scene extended around the stamp style of art. Super sized- lol!

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    Just realized it is the 18th already! How did that happen! I have no chance of mailing out by the 20th, but I am aiming to create this weekend and hopefully mail next week. I've got some ideas formulating in my mind. One more day of work this week then I plan to wake up my inner artist.

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    So glad you love the extended scene art! I saw that and knew exactly what I would do for you. My drawing and/or painting is extremely limited as I have one hand in a splinted glove and the other is heading there......ugh! Take your time
    And enjoy!

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    I am ready to mail, I just need to verify fandanie mailing address. I have sent a PM but no response. Can someone help?

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