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    Non-Fish Mermaids, Handdrawn/Handpainted Nov 15

    Swap due date/withdrawal date - Nov 15
    Signup date - Nov 8
    Number of cards - 3 for 3
    Participants - unlimited
    Medium - Hand drawn/hand painted


    Non-Fish Mermaids

    Mermaids are one of my favourite things to draw, but if you're like me, you've probably drawn many many mermaids with a standard fish tail. For this swap, we're going to mix it up a bit, and make mermaids based on other sea creatures! Any type of sea creature that isn't a fish is great here - you could do an octopus mermaid, a crab mermaid, a seal mermaid, a giant squid mermaid, etc.

    Eg, here are some non-fish mermaids I've made in the past: a jellyfish mermaid and two seahorse mermaids:



    Mermaid Guidelines:

    • Each card needs to have a different mermaid.
    • The bottom half of each mermaid will be a non-fish sea creature! Eg, an octopus, crab, lobster, seahorse, sea cucumber, jellyfish, etc etc.
    • If you aren't sure if something counts as a "fish", just ask!
    • You can get creative and combine different creatures if you want to. (Eg octopus with crab legs). Just make sure it's based at least partly on real sea creatures.
    • No plain white backgrounds - add a bit of water/detail behind your mermaids.



    Card Guidelines:

    • Cards must be entirely hand-drawn and/or hand-painted.
    • On the back of the card, add your title, your username and real name, swap name, date, and any other info you want to include.
    • If you picked a very strange sea creature, add a note on the back about what it is.
    • Make sure your cards are 2.5" x 3.5", and are made from sturdy paper.
    • As always, I'll do my best to swap effort for effort.
    • Host cards are very appreciated but never necessary!



    Mailing:

    • Please PM me for my address when you're ready to mail your cards. I live in Canada, so give your cards plenty of time to arrive - most mail from the USA takes about business 5 days, but it occasionally takes longer. To be safe, it's best to send about 2 weeks before the deadline.
    • Put each of your cards in a plastic sleeve and secure them inside the envelope, either by taping them together or taping them to a card/piece of paper.
    • Tell me your username and which swap this is for - include a note or write on the back of the envelope.
    • Include a large, clearly written address label with your address, including your country. (You can send an envelope if you prefer, but don't attach postage to it unless it's Canadian postage.)
    • Include return postage.



    Postage:

    • Canada: include a permanent domestic stamp.
    • USA: include a global forever stamp - the round one that looks like a succulent. (I can use these in other swaps.) Please don't send any other type of postage (eg domestic stamps or mitered postage). Paypal is also an option. Don't put your stamp on an envelope!
    • International: Paypal me $2.65 for postage using "family and friends" method. If Paypal isn't an option, PM me and we can figure out something else.


    Confused about postage? Please PM me or post in the thread!

    When you've finished your cards, post them to the thread to show them off!

    Once you've receive your returns, remember to leave iTrader for the host (that's me!) and "You Rock"s for your swap partners. If you're new to swapping on AFA, I'm happy to help/explain how this works.


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    0. zilliah
    1. 3moffday2 - [sent]
    2. smallgirl - [sent]
    3. Halogen
    4. angelmarlo
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    Last edited by zilliah; Yesterday at 01:03 PM.
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    Thanks! Hope you can join
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    Lurking!

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    Lurking. Cool idea!!!

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    Can I join please

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    Absolutely, welcome to the swap 3moffday2!

    Hope you can join us Wooper and Lizzzabelll
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    Great, welcome to the swap smallgirl! Hope you can join us IamWhatonearth!
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    Lurking for now...

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    Hope you can join us zhouzhou
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    This is a super creative idea. Lurking to see if I can come up with something.

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    Thank you! Hope you can join Even if you can't make this swap, I'll be hosting more unusual mermaid swaps in the future
    Last edited by zilliah; 10-04-2019 at 01:18 AM.
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    Today's inspirational mermaid is the OG non-fish mermaid - Ursula!



    Such a great use of tentacles. Is anyone thinking of making an octopus mermaid?
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    Here are my non-fish mermaids:
    Selkie
    Eel-maid
    Nautilus-maid
    Manatee-maid
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    Very cool set, I love the animals you chose!
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    2019-10-12_93140.jpg
    1: light fish
    2:queen crabby pearl
    3 : an-jellyfish
    4: slow slick snail-a


    I already have your mailing address from the previous group and I will sendin soon ok

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    Great, looking forward to seeing your cards in person, they're wonderful!
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    I have already mail it on October 12th (saturday)

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