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    The Embellished BUG Swap - Due Apr 6th

    Due date: April 6th
    Sign up/withdraw: no deadline, just communicate
    Number of art pieces: 3/3
    Number of players: 20-ish

    Join us as we make beautifully embellished 3D bugs and critters!

    Simple Rules to Swap Success:


    1. Open and mixed media artwork: We’re making 3-dimensional, beautiful embellished bugs and critters including: beetles, flies, roaches, butterflies, snails, centipedes, and so on. Keep the bugs/critters small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. You can alter plastic bugs by adding paint, beads, embellishments, fabric, fibers, etc. One caveat: no real bugs should be used. Shells are okay.

    2. Keep it pretty: These should be beautifully adorned critters. Lots of glitz and glam. Nothing gory or gross.

    3. This is ART, so please remember to sign your work. Include your username with each piece. No rush jobs! Please make and send art that you were proud to create. There is a lot of time, so take your time with this; create something exceptional.

    4. Wrap each piece individually and pack your pieces safely in a bubble envelope or small box, which I will re-use. If your bugs are fragile, a box might be the safest way to ship. Include a large return address label.

    5. Postage: Please include the same amount of postage in $US dollars that it takes to mail the art to me. For US participants, this could be $5 or more, depending on the size of your finished art. International participants: PayPal with postage value equivalent to what it cost to send the art to me. Please message for my email. If postage makes it cost-prohibitive for you to join, send a private message to me, and we'll work something out.

    6. Show and tell: Please upload piccys of your work. That’s one of the best parts! Hostess gifts or extra postage are always appreciated.

    7. Rep and iTrader: A lot of work goes into this art, so please take the time to leave Rep Points (You Rock button) for the people you receive art from, and an iTrader for me. PM for my address (in Costa Mesa.)

    Examples below by: LCArtist, Rapa, nanner


    Buggin' Out: received

    1. Laffqueen
    2. Heathermae77
    3. Bluesky
    4. Tandy
    5. Miss Fame
    6. catladybj
    7. LCArtist
    8. esew123
    9. CiCiCreates
    10. kristenb710
    11. sqeek
    12. ---
    13. art_junkie
    14. ---
    15. CherylS
    16. Fandanie
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    Last edited by nanner; Yesterday at 06:08 PM.
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    Found on Pinterest: I wish I knew whom to give credit to this beauty of a bug:


    Or this gorgeous embroidered critter:
    Last edited by nanner; 01-22-2020 at 05:34 PM.
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    Gonna peek out from under my rock until I can try it out.

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    Well, you know I cannot resist a Nanner swap, so I'm going to sign up before it fills up. This should be interesting.

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    Ooooh...this looks like fun...I'm in!

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    Me too! Creepy crawly awesomeness
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    I wanna play! (She says with visions of beaded bugs dancing in her head.)
    Last edited by Rosecake; 01-22-2020 at 11:42 AM.
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    Welcome, all you creative crawlers! So excited to add you to the ant farm!
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    Crawling my way into the swap
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    Sista! Hope all is well out there! Let me lurk a bit and see if I can make something cool and then if so, will join! Cheerio!
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    Welcome Bluesky!

    And my Sista...you can be a fly on the wall, but we're hoping you get caught in our web soon!
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    Bugs me in.
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    Looks like fun, but let me do them first before I commit. Where is the best place to get these bugs?
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    Hello lovely love! I'm so in! You had me at glam!! 💜😊
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    I would love to bee in on some beeutiful bugs!
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    How could I resist joining this creative swap! Let it BEE! I am in.

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    You bet your bottom bug I am in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapa View Post
    Looks like fun, but let me do them first before I commit. Where is the best place to get these bugs?
    I see them often in toy sections of stores: grocery stores, dollar stores, Target, Wal-Mart...even Daiso. They could also have clay or big-bead bases if you didn't want to chase down plastic bugs.
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    *raises up 6 legs and waves* Welcome all you dear buggers!
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