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    Double Try Something New! Due Februay 1, 2021

    Swap Due Date: February 1, 2021
    Sign up by Date: any time
    Withdraw by date: no deadline, just communicate please
    Number of Items: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
    Number of participants: unlimited
    Media: Any media is welcome – no stickers please

    I did this swap over the new year for the last 2 years and really enjoyed it. I hope some of you who played before will join again and I hope some new players join as well!!

    This swap is centered on trying a new style, a new technique, or a new product. Be brave! The little change to this swap for 2021 is that we are creating backgrounds using something new to us. Then in your returns you will get background cards that will hopefully be different that what you would typically use or create as a background. So it’s a double for the “try something new” adventure.

    As adults, we don’t try new things or challenge ourselves as much as we did when we were children. I bet that most of this is due to past failure, worry or insecurities. Kids are always trying different ways to figure things out, making new projects, developing new skills – there are no excuses and minimal limitations in their eyes. This swap will be a no-judgement zone.

    Some possibly new techniques are shaving cream marbling, paint pouring, nail polish dip marbling, blending watercolors, watercolor with salt or alcohol, or crayola resist. Some new products I’ve tried recently are alcohol inks, puffy fabric paint (not totally new to me but new to ATC art), heavy body acrylic paints and acrylics with thickener. I still have pouring medium that I haven’t used and recently ‘inherited’ a set of gouache paint that I haven’t tried.

    All mediums and techniques are welcome. Send in your best work, something you would be excited to receive if I sent it to you.

    All cards need to be standard ATC size: 2.5” X 3.5” and sturdy. No shaped cards for this swap. Please don’t send flimsy cards that are just a sheet of paper. Back your ATC on heavy cardstock or paperboard (such as a cereal or tissue box).

    Cards need to be sent in a plastic sleeve for their protection.

    Please include at least the Swap name, your Username, your real name and location and the style, technique or product on the back of each card.

    US participants, please enclose a SASE for your returns with one forever stamp on it. International participants: please enclose an envelope with your name and address clearly printed on it and a well concealed US Dollar Bill, an International Forever Stamp or I have Venmo.

    When your cards are ready to mail, send me a PM for my address. I moved this year so please make sure you have the new address. Please mail your cards early so that they will arrive by the deadline.

    When you receive your returns, please leave “you rock” points for the artists whose cards you received, and if you feel that I’ve done a good job as a host, please leave an iTrader for me (haagmm).

    So, who wants to try something new?

    1. luckycat479 -cards rec'd 1/19
    2. CastleQueen5 - cards rec'd 1/9
    3. RaineyDay - cards rec'd 12/30
    5. jo.on.the.go -cards rec'd 12/17
    6. Elliejaybird - cards rec'd 12/30
    7. dnewton972 - cards rec'd 12/30
    8. artbymee - cards rec'd 12/30
    9. Chimerix - cards rec'd 1/6
    10. Donnacr -cards rec'd 1/29
    11. LuAnnP - cards rec'd 1/9
    12. Nonna - cards rec'd 1/27
    13. OrigamiGrace -cards rec'd 1/5
    14. Ikcimerk -cards rec'd 1/19
    16. carolynsn - cards rec'd 1/11
    17. Carol - cards rec'd 1/19
    18. Kehlenn -cards rec'd 1/11
    19. shoreart
    20. ucallmekat - cards rec'd 1/11
    21. TerryHEdwards -cards rec'd 1/19
    22. Majanga - cards rec'd 1/28
    Last edited by Haagmm; 02-02-2021 at 02:52 PM. Reason: cards received
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    YES PLEASE!!

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    So we are basically creating just the background? Just to be sure I understand.....
    Creativity is not a gift, it is a muscle!

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    I just bought some PEARL alcohol inks. I would like to try them on some glossy photo papers. I think that would make some lovely backgrounds.

    please add me to the list. I am up for something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaineyDay View Post
    So we are basically creating just the background? Just to be sure I understand.....
    Yes - Use a new technique, product, etc to create 3 or 6 ATC backgrounds which will be swapped.
    Melissa

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    Okay, sign me up please.
    Creativity is not a gift, it is a muscle!

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    Oh what a great idea! I can always use new creative inspiration.
    sign me up please
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    Welcome! I'm excited to see some experimentations and new experienced. Please feel free to post all along your process. We can all learn and get inspiration from each other.
    Melissa

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    I would like to join. Here are my cards. They are all alcohol ink on photographic paper. For some, the alcohol ink includes a metallic gold ink.

    Number 1.jpg Number 2.jpg Numbers 1 and 2
    Number 3.jpg Number 4.jpg Numbers 3 and 4

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    And the rest, Numbers 5 - 7
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    Welcome jo.on.the.go I'll add you to the list!

    Those are all great backgrounds and great inspiration! Thanks for posting!!
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    This looks fun. I've been wanting to experiment with paint and stamping acrylic. Sign me up.

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    Over in another swap, we are chatting about using Acetate and printing from a good printer. I am going to try to head to Hobby Lobby one day this week and use a 40% off coupon and buy some sheets and print on it.

    Plus I plan to do what Jo.on.the.go, but using my new pearl alcohol inks. They have the metallic shiny in them already.

    Hey, even bought and used the TIM holtz alcohol ink container to keep my inks more organized. BTW< I have a few slots left in this device. Might need to buy more. YEP pretty sure, I need more.

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    Please sign me up! I am staring at a cart with a lot of un opened items....would love to try them out.

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    Lurking here for now.

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    I found acetate for the printer Brand-new in the package at the thriftstore for $1.49. So I am going to see what i want to print on them later. New to me,
    Last edited by CastleQueen5; 12-14-2020 at 11:26 AM.

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    Welcome elliejaybird and dnewton972. I'm glad you joined us.

    majanga - feel free to lurk here but I do hope you'll try something new!!
    Melissa

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    I'm game, sign me up please
    Always open for a trade.

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    I'd love to play! Aloha
    I'm always up for one-on-one trades. Just private message me!

    Aloha, Chimerix

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    I did find some images, that I want to try on the acetate sheets, in my printer.

    I am not sure when I will get started. I am concerned about the outcome. I am a do it right person, not do it fast. (both are acceptable types), So it takes me longer to get started.

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