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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Scrappy Embellishments on: March 20, 2019 05:52:51 AM


I decided to put this thread under Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed because except for the printed words and staples everything I used was scraps of scraps.

I got the idea from this facebook video
https://www.facebook.com/elise.shaw.5/videos/2768418779849958/
For those that don't use FB, the original poster was Elise Shaw and here are some screenshots of her tags


Her's were pretty uniform in shape, I deviated from that.  The backs (that you can't see) are cut from a sturdy piece of junk mail.  I used small pieces of random papers I had leftover from cutting up gelli prints scraps and other papers for greeting cards and ATCs, tiny bits of ribbon and lace, and tissue paper that I had thrown into a box, etc.

I started gluing the layers together but wasn't totally happy with them, some of them were a little bulky so the word on top didn't lay flat so then I stapled the rest together.  I used to hate visible staples but after watching so many mixed media art / embellishment videos staple things, I have learned to embrace staples.

And after LB&BB mentioned colored staples I got out the colored staples I had for my staple board (which I hate BTW) and made some more.  The colored staples I had are kind of crap and jammed a lot in my stapler (but they jam on the staple board also).  In the second batch I also used some tiny scraps of fabric I had on some of the embellishments.  

These are super easy and addictive to make. I still have more I haven't taken pictures of.  Anyone swapping with me in any paper related swap for the forseeable future will probably be getting some of these  Grin

I tried to make sure I had at least 3 layers and if the materials were flimsy I added a piece of the sturdy junk mail I had cut up.




2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Yellow Assemblage Canvas on: March 12, 2019 06:13:40 PM
I made this for kittykill in the Box of Color swap.  
Just lots of random pieces from my vast collection painted in yellow, glued to a canvas with lots of E6000!
And then more layers of paint.












3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Decorated Art Journal on: February 28, 2019 06:20:12 AM
I decorated the cover of an art journal for Averia in the Asheville swap. 
It's a basic art journal with mixed media paper but I wanted to make the cover special so I took the covers off and after layers of gesso, paper, acrylic paints, ink, and metallic rub-on paste (kinda like Inka Gold) I then painted over with a good layer of gel medium to protect everything.

I cut the gears out with my cricut.  And included some art supplies and some cricut cut stencils for basic "art journal kit".





4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Artist Trading Coins - Round 2 Gallery on: January 22, 2019 04:13:00 AM
Original Thread

Swap name: Artist Trading Coins - Round 2



Sent
Received

Partners

gozer sends to jenleahlynn
geekgirl sends to MunLtStmpr
audio sends to pioneer9
madcrafter sends to greybird
kwality570 sends to Oynxnox
kwality570 sends to jenleahlynn
Oynxnox sends to kwality570
Oynxnox sends to thanate
Smmarrt sends to MunLtStmpr
Smmarrt sends to SonjaBoo
Jenleahlynn sends to gozer
Jenleahlynn sends to kwality570
pioneer9 sends to audio
pioneer9 sends to Nooo
pioneer9 sends to SonjaBoo
Nooo sends to thanate
Nooo sends to curiousfae
Nooo sends to pioneer9
greybird sends to madcrafter
greybird sends to curiousfae
greybird sends to thanate
curiousfae sends to greybird
curiousfae sends to quaggy
curiousfae sends to Nooo
quaggy sends to SonjaBoo
quaggy sends to curiousfae
quaggy sends to MunLtStmpr
MunLtStmpr sends to Smmart
MunLtStmpr sends to quaggy
MunLtStmpr sends to geekgirl1000100
SonjaBoo sends to Smmart
SonjaBoo sends to quaggy
SonjaBoo sends to pioneer9
thanate sends to Oynxnox
thanate sends to greybird
thanate sends to Nooo
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Polymer clay ATC on: January 18, 2019 06:49:08 PM
I recently had the challenge of making an ATC completely out of polymer clay.
I was pretty happy with it. I did add some jewel embellishments but its 97.5% clay  Grin

6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Gaming Junk Journal on: December 26, 2018 07:34:01 AM
I made a junk journal for quaggy in the 12 mini days of Christmas swap.  I know she likes to collect vintage games and I am a big board gamer so it was a no-brainer to go with a game theme.  I had almost all the supplies on hand but did go to the thrift store to find the Sorry board.

I made 3 large signatures with lots of room for expansion if quaggy adds in any ephemera or extras.




I included some altered tickets, altered library cards, playing cards, paper clips, stamping


Some marbled papers, ATCs, mini notebooks, lots of old book pags including mechanical drawings and vintage craft books


Maps, more mini notebooks, envelopes, pockets, washi tapes, game pieces



paper dolls, receipt pages, scraps of note papers


old photos, game scorecards, pieces of old envelopes, almon covers


homemade tags, more game pieces



music pages, magazine pages, ledger papers


junk mail, random ephemera




7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / 2 in 1 pouch on: December 15, 2018 03:38:14 PM
@LadybugsAndBumblebees gave me some cool Marvel fabric in the Christmas stocking swap. My BF wanted some sort of pouch to carry his dice and game markers in for his RPG nights. He wanted to be able to keep the dice and markers separate but only carry one bag.

I found this pattern. I thought it was a little pricy but I am not comfortable enough with my sewing skills to make up my own pattern.

First I practiced with some scrap fabric I had.
You basically make a small pouch and sew it into a larger pouch.






Then I made one with the Marvel fabric. I was so careful with cutting out the fabric and then I accidentally sewed it upside down!!!  Angry
He says he will use it anyway. And I might have enough fabric left to try again.





All in all it was an easy pattern to use and I like the pouch in a pouch idea.
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Game Piece Assemblage Canvas on: December 12, 2018 06:07:19 AM
I made this for @quaggy in the 12 Days of Christmas swap.
It is game pieces from a lot of different games that I have collected over the years, lots of E6000 glue, and acrylic paint.

(my phone has been taking crappy photos lately and I didn't realize it until I uploaded them to my computer  Sad  )















9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / CLOSED - Artist Trading Coins - Round 2 ; Sendout Feb 7 on: December 11, 2018 04:51:42 PM
Swap name: Artist Trading Coins - Round 2

Gallery




Craftster member who is organizing this swap: geekgirl1000100
Sign-up date range: Dec 11 - Jan 9
Date to send item by: Feb 7

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? no
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? Must be 16 years old or older.
*Tracking #s are not required since these will be flat and possibly mailed for a single 1 or 2 ounce stamp, but you will have to resend if the card is not received*
* You can opt out of any International shipping but I would like to encourage people not to, an International stamp from the US is only $1.15.  This would be a good cheap swap to send internationally if you don't normally.

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that a Tracking number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

What is an ATCoin?  It's like an ATC but instead of a 2.5"x3" rectangle, you work on a 2.5" circle.
If you don't have a 2.5" punch and want to buy blanks that are pre-cut, I found at least one etsy shop that sells them:

Previous Gallery:
Round 1

Examples of ATCoins:
http://somewheretobeme.blogspot.com/2018/06/a-new-thingartist-trading-coins.html
https://inkyfingeredcat.me/2018/05/26/artist-trading-coins-a-new-swap-group/
https://uglybugplans.com/2018/06/20/artist-trading-coins/
https://www.joggles.com/blog/getting-creative-with-artist-trading-coins/

You can also check out youtube and pinterest.

You will:
* make 3 ATCoins for your partner using the themes they list on their questionnaire
* choose 1, 2, or 3 partners
* use sturdy backgrounds. ATCoin backgrounds, like ATCs should be fairly sturdy. For example, printer paper would not be a good background, but cardstock or light cardboard is.


Please Note:
1. PMs should be labeled "Artist Trading Coins" with the appropriate action - Signup, send, receive.
2. Make ATCoins that you would like to receive. Do your best work.
3. I reserve the right to refuse anyone who has a history of poor communication, late sending, or not meeting swap requirements in any other ways.
4. Please post in the thread regularly so we know you're still around; also please communicate upfront with your partner and organizer if there may be/are any issues with late sending. Communication will be noted in feedback.


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: ATCoins
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? (if your ATCoins are flat without raise embellishments, an internation stamp from the Us is only $1.15!)
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)


Any allergens in your home?
Do you have any allergies?

Do you want 1, 2, or 3 partners?
What are your favorite colors?
Any colors/themes/mediums that you absolutely dislike?

Please list 10 themes, fandoms, general ideas of ATCoins you'd like to receive.  10 is a lot but it's nice to give your partner options!
If you are new to ATCs or ATCoins and need ideas, you could check out the monthly ATC swap and see what people list as themes.  you can be very specific ("cats walking on tightropes" or very generic ("woodland animals").

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Pinterest (or other link) to give your partner an idea of what you like:
Anything else you would like your partner to know:

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO geekgirl1000100 VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


*** PARTICIPANTS ***
1. geekgirl1000100
2. gozer
3. kwality570
4. Onyxnox
5. madcrafter
6. curiousfae
7. Smmarrt
8. quaggy
9. MunLtStmpr
10. SonjaBoo
11. thanate
12. jenleahlynn
13. pioneer9
14. Nooo
15. audio
16. greybird

Partners

gozer sends to jenleahlynn

geekgirl sends to MunLtStmpr

audio sends to pioneer9

madcrafter sends to greybird

kwality570 sends to Oynxnox
kwality570 sends to jenleahlynn

Oynxnox sends to kwality570
Oynxnox sends to thanate

Smmarrt   sends to MunLtStmpr
Smmarrt   sends to SonjaBoo

Jenleahlynn sends to gozer
Jenleahlynn sends to kwality570

pioneer9 sends to audio
pioneer9 sends to Nooo
pioneer9 sends to SonjaBoo

Nooo sends to thanate
Nooo sends to curiousfae
Nooo sends to pioneer9

greybird sends to madcrafter
greybird sends to curiousfae
greybird sends to thanate

curiousfae sends to greybird
curiousfae sends to quaggy
curiousfae sends to Nooo

quaggy sends to SonjaBoo
quaggy sends to curiousfae
quaggy sends to MunLtStmpr

MunLtStmpr sends to Smmart
MunLtStmpr sends to quaggy
MunLtStmpr sends to geekgirl1000100

SonjaBoo sends to Smmart
SonjaBoo sends to quaggy
SonjaBoo sends to pioneer9

thanate sends to Oynxnox
thanate sends to greybird
thanate sends to Nooo
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Filled Stitchy Art swap? on: October 09, 2018 09:29:57 AM
Is anyone inerested in doing another one of these swaps?  I really enjoyed it.
And after my grandmother passed I got half her embroidery thread collection so I have a MEGA-TON of thread I need to use up!!!!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452286.0
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