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on: August 18, 2012 09:04:17 PM 
Started by jmiller614, Message by ThriftyLiving4U
Relevance: 53.3%
I'm sooo excited for this swamp!  Even more exciting is my awesome partner puamelia and I are both wanting to use upcycled/repurposed items for our art!

I'm playing with upcycling water bottles in "glass" looking vases.  I plan on collaging the cardboard for something of a mixed media find.








First post with pics, I hope it worked!
 
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on: August 26, 2012 04:31:00 PM 
Started by jmiller614, Message by sheepBlue
Relevance: 53.4%
The knight and dragon are cute! That'd be fun to find abandoned.

So I've been working slowly over the last week. Here was my crafting desk at the beginning...



And here's my desk now (apologies for the crappy lighting)...



And one piece I'll share with you guys; I decided this is one I'm going to keep for myself to abandon since it's pretty heavy but I like it. I feel like it needs maybe one more element...not sure what yet.


 
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on: September 01, 2012 09:32:11 PM 
Started by jmiller614, Message by puamelia
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bottle baby in progress. wearing a purple skirt. Need to attach the arms and legs. The jar in front of her is what a plain jar looks like.


bottle baby... you can see zentangles a little better. thinking about making another doll with the lightbulb.


bottles everywhere, waiting to be repurposed!


I may or may not use altoid tins... still working things out.
 
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on: August 26, 2012 11:29:11 AM 
Started by jmiller614, Message by Lady_Lilybell
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Here's a progress shot on one of my art ideas, magnetic mousetrap note clip. They have been painted but now I have to decide what type of design. These are just mock ups. I like the lobster but I'll need a different one. This one is too difficult to cut out. I may go with a coffee theme. I can't decide.


 I did make this to abandon. Some kid will love getting it and I can drop it here somewhere near our Carousel.
 
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on: August 01, 2012 01:53:00 PM 
Started by jmiller614, Message by jmiller614
Relevance: 86.4%

Cover image credit http://enpundit.com/uk-street-artist-takes-recycling-to-new-heights/

Swap name: Covert Art Abandoner's Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: jmiller614
Sign-up date range: 8/1/12-8/17-12
Date to send item by: 10/01/12

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 25

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

Additional Age requirement? 16

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/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:

Who doesn't like to make art? And who wouldn't LOVE to randomly discover a bit of art in their local library or park?

Each swapper will create 5 small items (they can be duplicates or each different) to send to their partner to abandon. The receiving partner will place these items around their local hometown in the hopes of inspiring others and bringing a smile. Additionally, each person will include 1 small item for their partner. Again, this could be the same as what you made to be abandonned or something different along the swap theme.

As art is received and abandonned, the swapper should post pictures in the gallery. It would be fabulous if the swapper was able to follow up on the art to see if it had been discovered and post as well if possible.

The swap is open to each one's creativity so make this your own! Hiking last weekend I discovered a tree with christmas ornaments in the middle of the woods and it made my day. Hopefully we can share our own smiles and create our own game to figure out where to abandon.
 
This swap is inspired by a posting by a fellow craftster at https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408484.0
 
Check out the GALLERY here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=414075.0

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer: jmiller614

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Covert Art Abandoner's Swap
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)

What type of art do you like to make? Wearable? Waterproof? Paper? Etc.
Do you have a specific location you would like your art abandoned?
Do you have a specific location you would like to abandon the art you receive?
Anything your partner should know about your location? Rainy? Hot? No library or good inside locations nearby?
Do you have a camera/camera phone to take pictures when you receive and abandon?
Anything else your partner should know?

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

 
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on: August 19, 2012 05:26:58 PM 
Started by jmiller614, Message by Smeddley
Relevance: 53.3%
Well, if we're sharing, I did some playing around while waiting for partners for the Back to Hogwarts swap, and made these champagne cork mice:



Based on something I saw on Pinterest: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&twu=1&u=http://www.iiiopox.ru/archives/3

The web page is a translation, but it's pretty easy to work out.  I left off the legs, though, and curled the tail up.  I'm pretty happy with them for a small project, usually most of my "recycled" crafts don't turn out particularly well... :/
 
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on: August 19, 2012 06:28:25 PM 
Started by jmiller614, Message by sheepBlue
Relevance: 53.3%
Since we're sharing  Cheesy



Some poly clay house creatures I cooked up yesterday....kind of forgot them in the oven which resulted in a nice burnt patina that I'm working into the design. Not sure that it'll be my only art sent...and need more work on the layering. But it makes me happy so far.
 
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on: August 29, 2012 11:56:28 AM 
Started by jmiller614, Message by LeapFeetFirst
Relevance: 53.4%
SheepBlue- maybe add something to the end of the red string? Or maybe another pop of color behind the keys? I love the rusted look of your piece.

After reading what everyone else is doing, I am afraid my creations are going to be too plain. I bought some 3x3 canvases at Michael's and I've been messing around with them- adding texture and colors.



I haven't decided how I am going to finish them yet...
 
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on: August 30, 2012 04:14:51 PM 
Started by jmiller614, Message by Lady_Lilybell
Relevance: 53.4%
I was drawing crazy shapes with color pencils last night while watching my DH plays games. A layer of paint and some letters later:

 I put it between two heavy books since I bend the paper peeling off the stickers.
 
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on: September 14, 2012 09:24:23 AM 
Started by jmiller614, Message by jmiller614
Relevance: 53.6%
Four items done! The senders are inspiring to get moving.

As I was walking down the street the other day I saw this item from a distance. TOTALLY thought someone had abandonned a pretty bouquet or piece of art because I picked up on the colors. When I approached, it was definitely a cupcake wrapper with clown heads, trash that someone had left behind:



I wonder if this swap is influencing what I want to see... I swear it looked like art from far away! And without my glasses! The clowns could definitely be tiny flowers. I think.
 
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on: September 21, 2012 10:23:46 AM 
Started by jmiller614, Message by puamelia
Relevance: 53.7%
Monster #2:



The kiddos kinda wanna keep him :-)
 
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on: September 23, 2012 11:04:15 AM 
Started by jmiller614, Message by fancybutch
Relevance: 53.7%
today I was spray painting the round cardboard boxes that are the outer part of my pieces, much much more to be done but thought this looked cool.

 
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