|Group:||Zines, mail art & other cool stuff|
|Swap Coordinator:||iLoveMail (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Letters & Writing Handmade Mail Art|
|Number of people in swap:||18|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||November 16, 2012|
|Date items must be sent by:||December 4, 2012|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
This is a variation on a swap previously hosted by the amazingly creative @Tanglecrafts and then myself :)
With inspiration from the book "Good Mail Day", we will put together a portable pack of mail art essentials so that our partner will be prepared whenever and wherever inspiration strikes. I can never fit enough supplies in my kit, because I want a little bit of everything! Since every mail artist is different, I thought it would be interesting to see what others consider the essentials of mail art.
Imagine you are introducing your partner to mail art for the 1st time and send the following:
1. A container for their kit: this could be an envelope, but it must be sturdy/rigid enough to be used & carry the items you're sending; re-purposed flat tin container, a box from a set of large note cards, vinyl or mesh zippered pouch â€“ maybe even a re-purposed pencil case or make-up bag. It can be handmade, sewn or purchased. The important requirement is that it is portable, so it should be no larger than 6x9 inches, and be durable enough not to fall apart after being filled with supplies and used!
2. FIVE (5) items from the list below that you consider essential to successful mail art:
3. THREE (3) items from this list that you think would help your partner create great mail art:
4. An idea, technique, or tip that helps you create great mail art - - this can be written by hand; done by example (sending an item using the technique); or in a "how-to" mini-zine. For example, inking, paper-sewing, envelope folding, homemade glue/adhesive, making paper, etc. These are just ideas!
Please make sure that all of the items fit simultaneously inside the container you have chosen. Try to send a good combination of the items listed; think of what your partner would love to receive, based on their profile.
I'm giving a few weeks to sign up & two more to send, while still allowing us to finish before December. Usual group rules apply; I will check profiles before assigning partners. PM or post below with any questions.
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