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Bluevioletz
01-24-2021, 12:48 PM
Due Date: April 1, 2021
Withdraw by Date: March 25, 2021
Number of 4" x 6" Postcards: 1, 2 or 3 (you will get the same number back)
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Medium: Hand-Drawn / Hand-Painted (HD/HP)

Theme: Watercolor Postcards
All artists are invited to play with watercolors for this swap. Whether you are a beginner watercolor artist, a dabbler in the medium or use watercolors as your preferred go-to, join this swap. The only requirement is that you use watercolor as the main medium for your painting. All levels are welcome. All subjects are welcome so feel free to pick your favorite theme...animals, people, portraits, cityscape, fantasy, food, botanicals, etc...it's artist's choice!

Details

Send 1, 2, or 3 (HD/HP) art cards / "postcards" (measuring 4” x 6”).
Add on the back of each card: your real name, username, date, city/state or country, swap name
YES: the main medium should be any type of watercolor including watercolor pencils. You can also use graphite pencil, ink, colored inks, gouache, acrylic, etc. to start your drawing & enhance your watercolor painting.
NO: prints, digital, white backgrounds, flimsy cards
Upon receiving your cards, leave an iTrader for me, your host, and reputation points via this thread for the artists of the cards you receive

Mailing

PM me for my address (if you mailed to me in the past, it is the same)
I will provide the return envelopes
I will provide the plastic sleeves for each card you send
USA players: include 2 Forever stamps
International players: Send $1
Include a return address label

Dreaming in Watercolors...

Bluevioletz
Smidgen
TrinaLD
Art_junkie
Cicicreates
Heathermae77
Evalila
An.M.Sudyka
KittyCat1993
Dnewton972 - *news: mail heist of gorgeous cards by art afficionado imps*
Lazyshadows
Suntrade
Cmcarli - *news: MIA cards at artist's house, house spirits suspected of inopportune hide & seek game*
Redplantlady
Plumhill2001
Katiea707

Withdrew: Laffqueen

Smidgen
01-25-2021, 12:28 PM
Here I am sitting dreaming of 4x6 watercolor pictures and I think I need to post a watercolor swap! I go on line and HERE you are!! So crazy! I’m all in and ready to go!!

TrinaLD
01-25-2021, 06:04 PM
Please do sign me up for this. I've been longing to work larger than ATC and smaller than regular paintings. I love watercolor.

Bluevioletz
01-25-2021, 09:20 PM
Yay, welcome Smidgen & TrinaLD, so happy you've both joined! And Smidgen, great minds think a like. :D

art_junkie
01-25-2021, 09:47 PM
oh a challenge! please sign me up

Bluevioletz
01-25-2021, 10:08 PM
Fabulous! You are in Art_junkie!!! :D

CiCiCreates
01-25-2021, 11:17 PM
This sounds so fun, please sign me up!

Heathermae77
01-26-2021, 03:45 AM
Me too please

Bluevioletz
01-26-2021, 11:54 AM
Awesome! Welcome to the fun Cicicreates and Heathermae77!

Bluevioletz
01-26-2021, 12:53 PM
Awesome! Welcome to the fun Cicicreates and Heathermae77!

Evalila
01-27-2021, 01:32 PM
Count me in :)

Laffqueen
01-28-2021, 01:52 PM
sure, why not! Sign me up please

Evalila
01-29-2021, 01:58 PM
My cards are in the mail :)

Bluevioletz
01-29-2021, 02:38 PM
Welcome Evalila and Laffqueen! And that's awesome Evalila, wishing your letter safe and speedy travels!

An. M. Sudyka
01-30-2021, 04:35 PM
I need this challenge, thanks for hosting it and sign me up.

majanga
01-30-2021, 04:51 PM
Serious lurking. Watercolor is one of my favorite mediums.

Bluevioletz
01-30-2021, 06:23 PM
Welcome An.M.Sudyka, so happy you like the theme! And Majanga, I hope you will join!

art_junkie
01-30-2021, 06:27 PM
watercolor and frisket...who knew?220831

Bluevioletz
01-30-2021, 06:34 PM
oooooooo, beautiful Art_Junkie!

CiCiCreates
01-30-2021, 08:27 PM
That Frisket worked beautifully, they look great!

KittyCat1993
01-31-2021, 12:49 PM
Sign me up please! This looks like alot of fun:)

Bluevioletz
01-31-2021, 01:23 PM
Welcome KittyCat, you're in!

Laffqueen
01-31-2021, 02:11 PM
art_junkie you know I am a lifelong member of your fan club. Love your cards

CiCiCreates
01-31-2021, 03:36 PM
Here are my first two:

Bluevioletz
01-31-2021, 06:04 PM
Those are gorgeous Cici!

dnewton972
02-02-2021, 09:38 PM
Please sign me up. I will try my best!

Bluevioletz
02-02-2021, 10:23 PM
Awesome! Welcome Dnewton!

lazyshadows
02-03-2021, 09:18 AM
Blue happy belated birthday ! :)

I think i have the right time limit so as to join, any theme will do, right?:)

Bluevioletz
02-03-2021, 10:55 AM
Thank you Lazyshadows! And of course, so happy you are joining. Yes, any theme you love, it's artists choice!

Bluevioletz
02-05-2021, 10:41 PM
Mail Call! Art_junkie, your lovely watercolors have arrived! :D

Bluevioletz
02-06-2021, 05:02 PM
Mail Call! Evalila, your lovely watercolors have arrived! So happy they made it safe and sound. :)

SunTrade
02-06-2021, 09:49 PM
I would love to play!

SunTrade
02-06-2021, 09:58 PM
watercolor and frisket...who knew?220831

I love this? Can you please elaborate? Frisket? never heard of that.

SunTrade
02-06-2021, 09:59 PM
Blue happy belated birthday ! :)

I think i have the right time limit so as to join, any theme will do, right?:)

Wait, what? Who's birthday?

CiCiCreates
02-06-2021, 10:05 PM
Some brands are called Miskit. Friskit might be a generic term. It is like a liquid latex that you can brush on in areas you want left white, then it dries in a thin film. You paint your watercolor all around it, then when the watercolors are dry, you can wad up a bit of masking tape and remove the friskit. Leave the area white or paint some pastel color there. I used to use it a lot for larger watercolors (which I haven’t done for years now)!

Evalila
02-07-2021, 09:02 AM
YAY! Happy dance :D

Laffqueen
02-07-2021, 09:59 AM
so sorry but I am afraid I will have to resign from this one. Have fun everyone...catch you next time

Bluevioletz
02-07-2021, 10:00 AM
Sorry to see you go but hope you join us next time Laffqueen!

cmcarli
02-11-2021, 06:14 PM
I would like to try this. I received some watercolors for Christmas and haven't used them yet. Thank you.

- Cathie
cmcarli

Bluevioletz
02-11-2021, 10:11 PM
Wonderful, definitely a great opportunity to get those watercolors out and play with them! Welcome Cmcarli!

Bluevioletz
02-11-2021, 10:12 PM
Mail Call! An.m.sudyka, your lovely watercolors have arrived!

wolfpax3
02-13-2021, 06:40 PM
Lurking, hoping to have time to play.

Bluevioletz
02-13-2021, 06:40 PM
Would love to have you join us Wolfpax3!

Bluevioletz
02-14-2021, 12:02 PM
Suntrade, welcome welcome welcome! sorry I missed the join message, I think I got distracted by the frisket, lol! So happy to have you joining us!

redplantlady
02-14-2021, 01:19 PM
Yes please :)

Bluevioletz
02-14-2021, 06:17 PM
Welcome Redplantlady!

Smidgen
02-15-2021, 11:53 AM
My cards are going out today!

plumhill2001
02-15-2021, 02:14 PM
Lurking for now and enjoying everyone's watercolors! :rolleyes:

Bluevioletz
02-18-2021, 10:34 PM
Awesome Smidgen, I'll be on the lookout!

Hope you join the fun Plumhill2001!

SunTrade
02-18-2021, 11:37 PM
I have been having problems logging in. I was just able to after a few days.

Because of the freeze, I have not been able to mail my cards, but will do as soon as I can.

We have rolling outages, and having lots of problems and issues. We also lost our water heater, and taking cold shower when is freezing temperatures is not fun :(

Here is a preview of mine.

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Here is a preview of mine.

CiCiCreates
02-18-2021, 11:44 PM
Beautiful, SunTrade!!

Bluevioletz
02-19-2021, 07:26 AM
Gorgeous Suntrade!

lazyshadows
02-19-2021, 10:33 AM
My cards are flying your way! ;)
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plumhill2001
02-19-2021, 11:35 AM
I have been having problems logging in. I was just able to after a few days.

Because of the freeze, I have not been able to mail my cards, but will do as soon as I can.

We have rolling outages, and having lots of problems and issues. We also lost our water heater, and taking cold shower when is freezing temperatures is not fun :(

Here is a preview of mine.

221208

Here is a preview of mine.

Hang in there! My boy and his family live in FW. I feel for you guys! We've had extreme cold up here in MN, but not ice. I think our power grid is designed to handle it better. Looks like things will be warming up! :wubclub:

Smidgen
02-20-2021, 03:45 PM
Loving all the landscapes! But I have always been partial to the ladies! Beautiful work everyone!!

Bluevioletz
02-20-2021, 04:42 PM
Suntrade, I hope things are better for you now. I've been watching the news from Texas and it's terrible to see all the challenges everyone has been facing there!

plumhill2001
02-25-2021, 01:13 PM
Would you please sign me up? I've finished two and am contemplating a third.
I decided to try my hand at negative painting. Anyone want to join me? There are lots of good YouTube tutorials! :jiggy:
I'll PM for your addy.
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221374

katiea707
02-25-2021, 05:36 PM
I would love to join in please!

Bluevioletz
02-25-2021, 06:35 PM
So happy to see more artists joining! Welcome Plumhill2001 & Katiea707!

plumhill2001
02-26-2021, 05:15 PM
Here's my third card. I dropped these in the mail today. :)

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Bluevioletz
02-26-2021, 07:08 PM
Lovely works Plumhill! I'll be on the lookout for their arrival!

AnnaAardvark
02-27-2021, 11:24 PM
This looks like a lot of fun! I am bookmarking for now :)

Bluevioletz
02-27-2021, 11:39 PM
Hope you join us Anna!

Bluevioletz
02-28-2021, 07:20 PM
Mail Call! Smidgen, your beautiful watercolor cards arrived safe & sound!

CiCiCreates
03-03-2021, 10:50 PM
Here is my set:

Bluevioletz
03-03-2021, 10:54 PM
Beautiful set!

CiCiCreates
03-03-2021, 11:16 PM
Thank you! Since you offer a 4/4 option, I just wanted you to know that I am going for 3/3 plus a host choice.

CiCiCreates
03-03-2021, 11:20 PM
Ok, I misread that! 3/3 is your option (still with a host card).

Smidgen
03-04-2021, 03:01 PM
Yeah! So glad my postcards arrived a lot quicker than last time.
CiCiCreates, I am absolutely loving your goldfinch! What a great job!

TrinaLD
03-04-2021, 05:51 PM
I dropped mine in the mail today. Sending 4 - different scenes, techniques, etc. This was fun. Thank you

Bluevioletz
03-04-2021, 07:35 PM
Awesome, thanks Trinald!

Bluevioletz
03-06-2021, 02:15 PM
I'm working on my postcards this weekend, so far I got two done. Please see below. Hope you like it! And thank you Cici for the hostie, it's always appreciated! I know the 4x6 swaps are larger art and be out of our comfort zone because we are used to working in the smaller format so I always want to encourage as many artists to participate with their choice of how many cards to send in. I think we've been having an awesome time with these swaps so hoping that more join the fun!

In the meantime, here is what I have so far:

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CiCiCreates
03-06-2021, 02:20 PM
Bluevioletz, I really love them both, but especially that first one! That wonderful color with the effective wet-in-wet technique in the foreground is just beautiful!

Bluevioletz
03-07-2021, 07:07 PM
Here is my third one for the swap:

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Smidgen
03-08-2021, 01:11 PM
All 3 are beautiful, Bluevioletz!

plumhill2001
03-08-2021, 05:44 PM
Here is my third one for the swap:

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This is amazing!
I'm beginning to wonder where my cards are wandering around!

Bluevioletz
03-08-2021, 08:24 PM
Mail Call! Just got home and found some incomings! Plumhill & TrinaLD, your lovely sets are here!

redplantlady
03-09-2021, 10:35 AM
Hello, mine went on Monday. Here they are in my gallery, 2 for 3 and a hostess card:) I could not get the accent on Erte, any tips?
ATCsforALL - Gallery - Postcard swap April 1st 2021 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=564058)

Bluevioletz
03-09-2021, 08:01 PM
Mail Call! Suntrade, your lovely watercolors have arrived! :D

Bluevioletz
03-09-2021, 08:15 PM
@RedplantCity, your watercolors are dreamy, love the subjects you chose! not sure how to add accents in the forum. I don't think there is an option for that but I would have guessed if there was, it would have been a selection of "dingbats" under "font".

SunTrade
03-09-2021, 09:32 PM
yay! I was starting to get worried.

All the artwork on this thread is so beautiful! Bluevioletz, please feel free to send it ALL to my house ..... muahahahahahaha!

Bluevioletz
03-13-2021, 10:12 PM
Mail Call! Katiea707, your lovely watercolors have arrived!!!

Bluevioletz
03-15-2021, 08:46 PM
Mail Call! Redplantlady, your lovely watercolors have arrived!

CiCiCreates
03-16-2021, 06:56 PM
Bluevioletz, my cards were just mailed to you.

Bluevioletz
03-16-2021, 07:21 PM
Awesome, I'll be in the lookout Cici!

dnewton972
03-22-2021, 06:34 AM
Mailed my cards quite a while ago..hope the crazy weather we had weeks ago has not misplaced them. I have another envelope stuck in NC since early March...

Bluevioletz
03-22-2021, 07:55 AM
Hi Dnewton, me too! I know that sometimes I get a whole bunch on Mondays so crossing my fingers yours is in today's stack!

Bluevioletz
03-22-2021, 07:17 PM
Mail Call! Cicicreates & Lazyshadows, you're lovely watercolors have arrived!

cmcarli
03-27-2021, 01:03 AM
I have made the most wonderful post cards. I made them over a month ago. I kept showing them off. Now I cannot find them. April 1 is just around the corner. I am going to have to withdraw. I am so sorry. They were fun to do.

= Cathie

dnewton972
03-27-2021, 04:09 AM
I have to withdraw as well. My cards were sent awhile ago and are missing. Too late to replace. ☹️

Bluevioletz
03-27-2021, 07:33 AM
oh no, sorry Dnewton972, I know how frustrating it must be to send mail & have the mail get lost. Ok, no worries, I will update the list & pm you some thoughts.

Cmcarli, so happy you enjoyed making them. So it sounds like they are MIA at your house, they are not lost in the mail, correct?

Bluevioletz
03-27-2021, 02:50 PM
Mail Call! Heathermae77, your lovely set has arrived!

cmcarli
03-27-2021, 11:56 PM
I believe they are in hiding here at the house.

Sob! Sob! Sob!

Bluevioletz
03-28-2021, 08:40 AM
Well, that's better than lost in the mail! Hope they turn up sometime, lol. Those pesky house spirits!

Smidgen
04-01-2021, 08:43 PM
Wow! I thought I was quick with my returns but you out did yourself! I received wonderful cards! Thank you for such a great swap!!

plumhill2001
04-01-2021, 09:45 PM
Wow here, too! My cards are already here! Thanks to Bluevioletz for a great swap. And thanks to the artists: An. M. Sudyka (green fish), Art Junkie (The moon was large) and Heathermae77 (mermaid's tail!)! Love them all!

dnewton972
04-06-2021, 02:44 PM
Thank you for sharing! Lovely returns from suntrade, cicicreates and anmsudyka! Thanks fir hosting!!

redplantlady
04-11-2021, 10:59 AM
Very pleased to receive my postcards. Smidgen's Hanging Flowers, Suntrade's landscape and plumhill2021's moon and stars. Thanks also to Bluevioletz for hosting. Loved this swap:)

An. M. Sudyka
04-12-2021, 03:09 PM
Received beautiful postcards from red plant lady, plumhill2001, & sun trade. Thanks for hosting Blueviolets!