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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Mini Prayer Flags on: April 26, 2018 10:10:56 PM
I've been thinking about this all week for some reason so I had to make some.



This one measures about 3.24" by 5.5".



This one is a bit larger, 3.75" by 5.5".

And the last one...



3" by 5.5"


I didn't measure before making but I was aiming for about index card size.

If you like these, I am planning a swap to make a set of three - keep one, swap two and your partner will abandon the third.
Thanks for looking!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Mini Prayer Flags on: April 23, 2018 11:24:16 PM
Just thinking it might be fun to make smaller flags, maybe 3" x 5" or 4" x 6" (finished size.)

The advantage to this would be that you could make multiples - maybe 3.
One to keep and 2 to send and your partner abandons the third flag in his/her neighborhood.

3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / MDS- February 2018 SCIENCE GALLERY on: March 04, 2018 09:31:25 PM


Partners:

Smmarrt 03/12/18 >> cmarion3
cmarion3 03/05/18 >> PerfectlyBohemian
PerfectlyBohemian 03/07/18 >> LadybugsandBumblebees
LBABB 03/10/18 >> loves2experiment
loves2experiment 03/07/18 >> Smmarrt

RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Received
PURPLE - Feedback posted
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Monthly Dotee Swap - February 2018 SEND Out 3/10/18 on: February 11, 2018 09:06:23 PM



Swap name: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - February 2018
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: February 11 thru February 21, 2018
Date to send item by: March 10, 2018

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no (coorganizer will be recruited at 25 members)

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? NO

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
- May or may not send someone a potato dotee: 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 Delivery Confirmation 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:

In this swap you will make your partner one Dotee doll in the theme of...

SCIENCE

Anything goes as long as it's science themed! Can be a person, place or thing! Maybe a cosmological constant or a theory or a fictional world where science has gone awry.

This is a monthly swap, but you do NOT have to join in each month's round! Feel free to only join in for themes you love, or to pass on months when you have no spare time.

Read more about the original idea here.

What is a dotee? (by Smmarrt)

A dotee is a mini art doll, meant to be traded or swapped. The dolls are generally smaller than 6" with a face, but do not usually have arms or legs (unless that's part of your design). Dotees have a loop for hanging, some come with tails (tails are fibers, ribbon, charms or other string-y things that add to the theme of the doll), and can be made from a variety of materials - fabric, felt, canvas, denim, gourds or any other material/media that you can make a doll from. Most dotee makers add buttons, beads, sequins, embroidery, or charms to embellish the doll.

Check out the galleries from previous dotee swaps to get some ideas:

2015 Monthly Dotee Swaps:
MDS January (Fauna): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437871.0
MDS February (Flora): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438176.0
MDS March (Celestial): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438496.0
MDS April (Fandom): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439022.0
MDS May (Music): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439387.0
MDS June (Ocean): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439769.0
MDS July (Around the World): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440072.0
MDS August (Culinary): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440443.0
MDS September (History & Myth): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440774.0
MDS October (Literary): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441321.0
MDS November (Color): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441929.0
MDS December (Personal): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442355.0

Others:
Harry Potter Dotee swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383921.0
Character Dotee swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376251.0
Resolution Dotee Swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402164.0
Fall Dotee Swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435315.0
Holiday Dotee Swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436783.0


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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Monthly Dotee Theme Swap - February 2018
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address (how it is written on a letter) including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Will you get a confirmation/tracking number for your package if sending within the USA, or keep your receipt if not?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old:
Confirm that you have posted in the swap thread:
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?

List 5 - 8 Scientific themes:


Any other science things you want to mention?

Do you have any favorite styles or techniques? (scrappy, knit, beaded, etc.):

Do you have a pinterest or etsy favorites that your partner can see? Please link here:

Is there anything you do not want to receive? (materials, specific animals, etc.)

Anything else you'd like to add?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER 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.
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / 4 x 6 Art Swap - January 2018 GALLERY on: January 16, 2018 08:49:24 PM




Smmarrt 01/191/8 sent to tapestrymlp and WiccadWitch
BigBangMomma 01/16/18 sent to SonjaBoo and geekgirl1000100
geekgirl1000100 01/16/18 sent to SonjaBoo and BigBangMomma
SonjaBoo 01/24/18 sent to BigBangMomma and
yzzilnaoj 01/19/18 sent to loves2experiment
WiccadWitch 01/17/18 sent one to Smmarrt and one to tapestrymlp
loves2experiment 01/16/18 sent to yzzilnaoj
tapestrymlp 01/17/18 sent one to Smmarrt and one to WiccadWitch

RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Received
PURPLE - Feedback given
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / 4 x 6 Art Swap - January 2018 Send out Jan 16 - 20, 2018 on: January 03, 2018 06:41:49 PM




Swap name: 4 x 6 Art Swap January 2018
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: January 3 - January 13, 2018
Date to send item by: January 16 - 20, 2018

**Check in date: I am changing the parameters of the swap this round. There will be NO REQUIRED CHECK-IN. However, you will only have 3 days after you receive your partner's address to send out. Please do not sign up if you will not be ready to send**

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

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

Additional Age requirement? Craftster rules

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 Delivery Confirmation 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:

The 4x6 Art swap runs like this:  You make a piece of art, in your style, in your medium, how you want.  The only parameters are that you keep it flat(ish), and 4 inches by 6 inches in size. You will have no idea who your partner is, until "Address time", which will be at the end of the crafting period.
There will not a be a check in time, as in previous swaps, but you should craft now and be ready to send when you receive your partner info.

When partners are assigned, you will only know their address and proper name. You will have approximately 3 days after receiving addresses to ship your personal art off! You may choose to include your Craftster name on your art when you send. Also, please send pm ONLY to me, Smmarrt when you SEND your piece. When you RECEIVE your piece, send to me, and your partner(s).

Here is the time line broken down:
~ Sign ups: January 3 - 13, 2018
~ Crafting period: Starts NOW through January 15


~ Addresses will be distributed no later than January 14, 2018 (Monday Jan 15 is a holiday in the USA in most states so some of you may be able to send on January 15, 2018.)
~ You must ship between January 16 to January 20, 2018.

Swap Rules:  
~You must post in thread at least once before being accepted into the swap.
~ Please continue to communicate within the thread at least once per week.  
~ No extras please!  Since the only communication will be through this thread, and there will be no discussion among partners, we don't want anyone feeling upset they didn't send an extra!

(This description and swap ideas were freely borrowed from Belladune and alteredmommy, with their permission and then re-borrowed from Smmarrt and BigBangMomma.)

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: 4 x 6 Art Swap January 2018
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?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)

Do you want one partner or two?
**You may have to send one piece internationally if you choose 2 partners.
Do you have allergies/sensitivities?
Do you have allergens in your home (dog, cat, smoke, etc)
Will you be creating something that someone might find offensive (graphic, nudity, religious, gory etc.)?  
What are some themes that you would find offensive?
What materials would you be using?
What materials would you prefer not to receive?

Do you have a digital camera?
Can you post photos?

**If your art is mainly paper, then no tracking is required. If you are sending an art piece that is fabric, mixed media, felt/knit/crochet or other, then it is the Craftster rules that you use tracking in the USA.
Will you add tracking to your package if necessary?

Round One Gallery --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406523.0
Round Two Gallery --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408619.0
Round Three Gallery --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410191.0
Round Four Gallery --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411947.0
Fall 2012 --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=413137.0
Fall 2014 --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436593.0
Winter 2015 --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438203.0
January 2016--> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442790.0
June 2016 --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448162.0
Fall 2016 --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450564.0


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




IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER 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.
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Fun paper techniques on: December 16, 2017 07:25:51 PM
Fun stuff to do if you need something to do (fun with kids too!)

Cirtrasolv and old National Georgraphics - this is the only one that needs a longer time to dry



Pour a small amount of Citrasolv (or cheaper alternative orange oil cleaner) into a cup and either brush onto pages or add to a spray bottle and spray onto pages. TIP: Rip pages before spraying/painting pages! This makes them easier to remove. Keep pages in the magazine and close. After an hour or so, you can remove pages and hang to dry. Your house/bathroom/garage will smell orange-y for daysssssss. There is some debate over which era Nat Geos to use - due to the ink and printing process. I think you can use anything earlier than 1980.

DENDRITIC PRINTS





You need two pieces of plexiglass and acrylic paints. Squirt dots of paint onto one piece of plexiglass, layer other piece on top and squash. Watch the paints mingle and make shapes. You may need a butter knife or other flat blade to separate the two pieces of plexiglass - once air is introduced, it will make fissures and vein-y lines. You get two prints at once. Sometimes you can get ghosts prints as well.

BUBBLE PRINTS



Water in a yogurt cup or similar, dish soap - about 4-8 drops, liquid water color (acrylic paints/craft paints work, too) and a straw. Mix paint into water-soap mixture and blow with the straw. Have a piece of paper ready to smash into bubbles.
REMEMBER to BREATHE in or you will cause a terrible headache. Take breaks and add more layers.

STRING PULL PRINTS



Fold your paper in half and dip string or yarn in a cup of paint (or craft paint + water). Place string on one side of paper, fold over other half, hold firmly with one hand while you pull string with other hand. With kids, you might want to tie a loop at one end of string so they can grab hold.

FISH PRINT - GYOTAKU



I have some rubber fish at the preschool but you can do this with a real fish. Smelly but fun.
Dab acrylic paint onto fish with a sponge and when you print, you crinkle and rub the paper over the uneven surface. Don't worry about wrinkling the paper - it all works out in the end.
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / HAPPY MAIL #3 - BRING the HAPPY GALLERY on: October 27, 2017 03:33:29 PM




Post your happy goodies here!

veghorsegirl 11/06/17 >><< loves2experiment
lovestoexperiment 11/02/17 >><< veghorsegirl
Onyxnox 11/03/17 >><< mandykaye
mandykaye 11/06/17 >><< Onyxnox
StudioANF 11/03/17 >><< calixita
calixita 11/03/17 >><< StudioANF
SonjaBoo 11/08/17 >><< curiousfae
curiousfae 11/04/17 >><< SonjaBoo
irid3sc3nt 11/06/17 >><< elliot_anne
elliot_anne 10/27/17 >><< irid3sc3nt

tapestrymlp 11/04/17 >><< cabaute, Wulf
cabaute 11/06/17 >><< tapestrymlp, Wulf
Wulf 11/07/17 >><< cabaute, tapestrymlp
Smmarrt 11/04/17 >><< SunnyDawn, thanate
SunnyDawn 11/06/17 >><< Smmarrt, thanate
thanate 11/06/17 >><< SunnyDawn, Smmarrt
Withchhippie 11/06/17 >><< geekgirl1000100, Mlsocci74
Mlsocci74 >><< Witchhippie, geekgirl1000100
geekgirl1000100 11/06/17>><< Witchhippie, Mlsocci74
greybird sent 10/27/17>> kbrison & alwaysinmyroom
kbrison >> greybird & alwaysinmyroom
alwaysinmyroom 11/10/17 >> greybird & kbrison

RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Received
BLUE - Sending late with communication
PURPLE - feedback received
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Happy Mail Swap #3 - BRING the HAPPY! Send out Monday 11/06/17 on: October 06, 2017 02:44:22 PM
GALLERY is here:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=453574.0




Swap name: Happy Mail Swap #3 - BRING the HAPPY
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: 10/06/17 - 10/19/17
Date to send item by: 11/06/17

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? Craftster rules

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 Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES*
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES*

*This is a paper swap so no tracking is required. However, you do agree that if your mail art goes missing, you will need to resend.

Details of swap:
(copied from SonjaBoo with her permission)

Many mixed-media artists out there have fun with Happy Mail swaps so lets bring another one to Craftster! For this swap, youll beautifully decorate an envelope (something around a 6x9ish) in the way of your choice paint it, mix media it up, add fabric, whatever inspires you. (Remember, whatever you do, you need to leave white spots or labels for your addresses!) Then, youll include FIVE small but handmade (or hand altered) embellishments or crafting doo-dads for your partner to enjoy.

This is a low-pressure swap, with the only requirement being that you must send along five hand-made or hand-altered goodies, rather than store-bought. (Let's keep this inexpensive!)

What are crafting doo-dads, you ask? Here are some ideas!
Handmade stickers, cards, altered tags, crafty ephemera, glue stencils, inchies, altered paperclips, ATCs, hand-cut stencils, paper feathers, paper flowers, altered buttons, etc. (And many other ideas not even mentioned here! Use your imagination, as long as someone can craft with it and you made it.)

Here are a few links for inspiration!
http://www.artcreatiu.com/ideas-happy-mail/
http://rae-missigman.squarespace.com/blog/2014/7/24/junk-mail-is-happy-mail
http://redlead.typepad.com/artsee/2015/07/seaside-summer-pocket-letter-happy-mail.html

Erin Reed on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oct9ZLbOI3s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQdHiN45g94

InkieQuill on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8hpVWjLvN4

And of course, our previous galleries! Check out the eye candy!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450093.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450734.0


...

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer/Smmarrt:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Happy Mail Swap #3 - BRING the HAPPY
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?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Would you like one or two partners?
Do you understand that you will need to send an envelope around 6"x9" in size? (Can do larger if you and your partner agree.)
Do you understand that you will need to send FIVE handmade crafty doo-dads to your partner? (Can do more if you and your partner agree.)
Favorite colors:
Any allergies:
Anything you would positively, absolutely hate to receive?
Favorite themes:
Things you like to make:


ONE more reminder that tracking is not required for this swap. HOWEVER, if your happy mail goes missing, you agree to resend another happy mail and doo-dads package. You can use tracking of course, but the stickers mess up the vibe of the happy, capiche?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER 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.
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Junker Jane Style Dolls - July 2017 GALLERY on: July 31, 2017 04:33:47 PM


Junker Jane Style Doll made for me by sullengal in 2013

Discussion thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452713.0

audio >><< Ludi
craftylittlemonkey IS AN ANGEL!!! >><< Ludi
Ludi 08/10/17  >><< audio
cmarion3 08/14/17 >><< pottermouth
pottermouth 08/08/17 >><< cmarion3
JS 08/18/17 >><< Sharalee
Sharalee 08/18/17 >><< JS
Sarasmile 08/02/17 >><< whatthepuck
whatthepuck 08/18/17 >><< Sarasmile
TheArtsyRaven 07/29/17 >><< Smmarrt
Smmarrt 08/21/17 >><< TheArtsyRaven

RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Received
BLUE - Sending late with communication
PURPLE - Feedback given

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