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    TRASH TO TREASURE 21 - Mixed Media ATCs and/or Dolls - Due January 7, 2022

    Swap Due Date – January 7, 2022

    Trash to Treasure 21 - ATCs and//or Dolls - Due January 7, 2022

    Mixed Media Collage

    Number of items - 3 for 3

    WE ARE FULL


    ABOUT THE SWAP AND THE ENVELOPE OF TRASH

    This swap is a mixed media collage challenge to create ATCs and-or Dolls from trash items. Most of these items are items that would normally be thrown away. You will recycle these items into awesome art. You must be willing to think outside the box and use items in different and new ways. Each envelope will have a variety of items. Some items will be the same type but slightly different.

    ATCs must be 2.5” by 3.5” on a sturdy base. Dolls must be on a sturdy base and fit into an ATC sleeve. I will be sending one doll base in every envelope. The base is a guideline for doll shape. You do not have to use the doll base I send. You can make the dolls any shape as long as they fit into an ATC sleeve.

    What you make is up to you either ATCs or Dolls or mix of both.
    Each card must fit inside an ATC sleeve.

    PLEASE NOTE

    This is a no withdrawal swap, so I will leave neutral iTrader to those who don’t complete the commitment to this swap. No cards, no contact, late cards will result in neutral iTrader.

    ***If you have withdrawn from any of the previous trash or similar swaps, you are not eligible to join this swap.

    RULES

    Use at least two trash items on every ATC or Doll.

    The items you use can be altered - cut, ripped, torn, painted, sanded, sprayed with ink, etc.

    Items can be used as a tool – cut a shape and make a print, use the item as a stencil or mask, use an item to apply paint or ink. Using and item as a tool counts as one item used on a card.

    Dig out your paints, inks, glue, paintbrushes, sprays, stencils, brayers, pens and pencils.

    Use the ingredients to layer interesting colors, shapes and textures.

    Do not make abstract cards.

    Do not glue items down willy-nilly without design.

    Have a focal point that draws your eye and is complemented by the surrounding colors and textures.

    A sturdy base is required. Don’t use just use a piece of scrapbook paper. Back your creation with something sturdy.

    You are encouraged to add items of your own to complete the card.

    Do not JUST use the trash items – that is not the object of this swap. You need to add some of your own ingredients to make your trash creation artistic and unique.

    On the back of your card include your AFA username, real name and the trash items you have used.

    TO SIGN UP

    Post to the thread to sign up. State that you have read all the requirements and that you are aware that this is a no withdrawal swap and that any withdrawal will receive a neutral iTrader.

    Send me a private message with your mailing address.

    When I receive your message, I will mail you your trash envelope.

    Once you have signed up for the swap, there is no withdrawal.

    This swap is limited to 12 players.

    POSTING TO THE THREAD

    Please post to the thread when you have received your trash items.

    When you have completed your cards, please post them in the thread listing which mystery items you have used.

    MAILING YOUR CARDS

    Send each card in its own ATC sleeve or in the 3 side by side baseball card sleeve.

    Please include a mailing label with your address clearly written or typed. I will provide envelopes for returns. Include return postage equal to the amount of postage it cost you to send your cards to me. Additional stamps to reimburse me for the cost of mailing you the trash envelope is appreciated but not a requirement.

    I live in Florida. It is up to you to be aware of the mailing time from your location to me and to mail your cards in time for me to receive them by the due date. Late cards will be returned to sender and a neutral iTrader given.

    AFTER YOUR RETURN CARDS ARE RECEIVED

    When you receive your returns, please post in the swap thread that you have received them. Don’t forget to leave an iTrader for me and You Rock!s to the other artists.

    (Thanks to CastleQueen5 for starting this series; and all the other hostesses who have jumped into the trash swap dumpster.)

    Take out the papers and the trash
    Or you don't get no spendin' cash
    If you don't scrub that kitchen floor
    You ain't gonna rock and roll no more
    Yakety yak (Don't talk back)




    PLAYERS

    1. CastleQueen5 Trash Received
    2. Mushu Cards Received
    3. nanvan
    4. Allegrae Trash Received
    5. Elliejaybird Cards Received
    6. Trini70 Trash Received
    7. dbuffum Cards Received
    8. LeonardaDaArtsi Cards Received
    9. kehlenn Trash Received
    10. catladybj Trash Received
    11.NancyL Cards Received
    12.StitchinWitch Trash Received
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    State that you have read all the requirements and that you are aware that this is a no withdrawal swap and that any withdrawal will receive a neutral iTrader.

    Yes, I do. I will send you my new mailing address. Thanks.
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    I would like to join and have read all the instructions and accept that it is no withdrawal swap. The doll shape sounds like fun rather than a regular atc.
    Crafting is my passion!!!

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    Welcome CastleQueen5 and Mushu.
    I will be working on envelopes this weekend and get them in the mail probably Tuesday.
    Thanks for playing.
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    I am also pretty excited about the doll shape, and appreciate the template.
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    Please sign me up - I have read all the instructions and understand that it is a no-withdrawal swap.
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    I would love to join. I understand that this is a no-withdrawal swap, and I have read all of the instructions.

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    Welcome nanvan and Allegrae.

    Don't be too excited for the doll template. I traced a doll i printed off of the Internet and cut them out of heavy card stock by hand. So, they are very basic. Nothing high tech. Making dolls is optional, not a requirement.

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    I have read everything and would love to join. I understand I cannot withdraw. I will send you my address.

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    I want to play! I know it's a no withdrawal swap. Are you going to swap doll for doll and card for card? I may try a doll but will most likely just do cards.
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    I'd like to join! I have read all of the requirements & instructions. This will be fun!!

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    Welcome all.
    Don't forget to private message me your address.
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    If there are still spots I would like to join. I read the instructions.

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    You are number 8 LeonardaDaArtsi. Welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trini70 View Post
    I want to play! I know it's a no withdrawal swap. Are you going to swap doll for doll and card for card? I may try a doll but will most likely just do cards.
    That is a good question. I most likely will do the dolls, I find them harder to do, and I like the challenge. Harder because you have to make things fit into a doll image. Oh I hope that makes sense.
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    I haven't really decided on how to trade Dolls vs ATCs. It would depend on what comes in.

    I thought giving everyone the choice of making either an ATC or a shaped item like a doll (or both) would be fun.

    I usually make myself a negative template (the doll is cut out leaving the doll shaped hole to audition pieces I might want to add.)

    Moving the doll shaped hole over pictures and papers gives me an idea of how patterns and colors fit on the doll and to make sure the face I want fits the head area.

    Faces can be either human or animal and they can stick out over the edge if you want to add a scarf or something.

    I havent made any lately, but here are two old ones from my gallery.


    1_cat_doll_4.jpg

    This one I actually had to trim the butterfly headpiece because it was wider than 2.5 inches.
    But I wanted to show ideas for having items outside the shape.

    1_elephant_girl.jpg
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    One thing about swaps is the importance of posting pictures of what you make in the swap thread.

    I keep track of who likes what and try to give players things they like.

    The other advantage of posting pictures in the thread is to get ideas. We all think and create differently, so learning a new idea or technique only expands our skills.


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    Please sign me up for this swap. I realize this is a no withdrawal swap.

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    Welcome kehlenn.

    You are the ninth player.

    Three spots left.

    I am starting to stuff the envelopes today.

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    May I join? I have read the instructions/rules and understand
    this is a No Withdrawal swap.
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