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Topic: Head Start Art Journal Round 2 - Sign ups closed Send out Aug 31  (Read 40391 times)
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« on: July 20, 2011 05:21:28 AM »

Here's round 1: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357394.0
Gallery Round 1: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=359425.0

Gallery Round 2:https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=388370

Swap name: Head Start Art Journal Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: -zoma-
Sign-up date range: July 20 2011 - July 27 2011
Date to send item by: August 31 2011  (subject to extension if necessary)

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

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
- 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:

Have you been inspired by the Sketchbook project? Do you keep your own art journal or sketchbook, or have you always wanted to try?
This swap will be for one sketchbook or art journal, and you'll give your partner a head start on the art.

*I highly recommend that everyone makes the journal that they are swapping with their partner. However, if you don't feel confident in your bookbinding skills, please communicate with your partner (and organizer) as they may have a strong preference for the brand of store-bought journal or sketchbook for substitution. (Altered books have also been used, but again, please communicate with your partner)

The Book:
A handmade journal, size to be determined between partners, guidelines follow. The cover may be embellished, or not, but should be sturdy and resilient enough to be carried around in a purse or bag. Binding should be equally as strong - we're aiming for quality here.

The Interior:
Give your partner a head start! I will try to match partners based on strengths & talents so that your partner does something different from what you normally do. So do your thing, and get the journal going... place backgrounds, frames, doodle around the margins. Do a page of collage, a portrait of your cat, or use a page as a coaster for your glass of red wine. The exact amount should be discussed between partners, but I would say, as a guideline, that no more than 50% of the pages should be blank when you send.

The Theme:
Not all of us share the same interests, so please try to gear the journal towards your partner. I will ask you to choose three themes for your partner to pick between, and your partner will interpret your theme how they choose. Some examples might be: nature, joy, blue, travel...

An Extra:
If budget permits, include one of your favourite art journal supplies: your favourite colour of pastel, your go-to pencil, a glue stick, a sheet of stickers, whatever. I myself, am hooked on Pigma Micron 01 pens in dark brown, and would include one with my book.

Book Guidelines:
Paper matters: if you are using good (read expensive) paper, aim for the lower number, if your partner prefers cheap paper, use the higher number. Pay attention to the media your partner uses so that you can make appropriate paper choices.
Size: 9" x 12" - 10-30 pages, 7" x 9" - 20-50 pages, 3" x 5" 50-100 pages
Again: these are guidelines, discuss variances with your partner.

Aim for the highest quality that you can reasonably afford, and put your heart into this. You should be PROUD of what you send, and you will be thrilled at what you receive. We'll call this a 5-point swap, and all five of those points are for the journal.

Please take note: this is not a scrapbook! This is a place for you to write, draw, create and record.

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

Name of swap: Head Start Art Journal Round 2
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)

The more you share, the better this swap will be:
Please indicate if you have any preferences in the following
FORMAT of Journal
Orientation (portrait/landscape)
Binding (spiral/lay flat/?)
Extras (pen holder/envelope for ephemera etc)

What is your Journalling style? Are you mainly a writer? Collage? What media do you use (wet/dry)? Do you keep your journal at home, or does it travel with you wherever you go?

Lastly, please give your partner a jumping off point for themes (three please):


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



1  -zoma- (Canada)
2  Indecisive Monkey (Canada) <first time swapper! Smiley
3  StickerChic87 (US)
4  kartiana (US)
5  mxer145 (Canada)
6  miknessevie (US)
7  kitkat_pro (Canada)
8  IsikkahJai (US)
9  DearBluebird (US)
10  .:dollface:. (Canada)
11  Wulf (Canada)
12  AmandaBL (US)
13  spookygrrrly (US)
14  pioneer9 (US)
15 RougeRaven (US)
16  Smmarrt (US)
17  fabricfriend (US)
18  burntsmore (US)
19  raeraethejetplane (US)
20  EdelC


-zoma- sent<-->  Smmarrt sent
Indecisive Monkey sent<--> mxer145
kartiana sent<-->  IsikkahJai  
miknessevie <--> StickerChic87 sent
DearBluebird <-->  spookygrrrly sent
.:dollface:. <--> kitkat_pro sent
AmandaBL sent<-->  pioneer9 sent
RougeRaven sent<-->  raeraethejetplane sent
fabricfriend <--> burntsmore sent
EdelC  <-->  Wulf sent
« Last Edit: September 01, 2011 06:20:42 AM by -zoma- » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011 06:12:43 AM »

I sent in my questionnaire! I'm excited and a little bit scared Tongue
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2011 08:31:55 AM »

Just sent mine in, loved the last round!!!

« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011 08:42:25 AM »

YAY!  Cheesy Sending in my questionnaire!

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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2011 08:53:17 AM »

We're off to a good start with two returning swappers, and one new. Indecisive monkey - if we end up partnered we might be able to do meet in person, we're not that far away!

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2011 09:06:25 AM »

-zoma- That would be exciting!!!! I hate waiting for things in the mail, it's soo slooooooowwww.
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2011 10:29:21 AM »

I'd like to join this. Hoping for feedback in the next week so that I can....I made a journal out of an album cover for a swap last year with many kinds of paper inside. Fingers crossed...(of course two of my current swaps are ones organized by me so it should happen!)
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2011 11:36:33 AM »

We can wait for you if you need us to smmarrt!

« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2011 03:03:00 PM »

* sigh * so tempting...
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2011 03:37:52 PM »

pioneer9 - didn't you almost join in last time too? c'mon, you know you want to.

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