|Swap Coordinator:||samjowers (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Art Challenges Handmade|
|Number of people in swap:||3|
|Location:||Regional - usa only|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||August 14, 2020|
|Date items must be sent by:||August 31, 2020|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
I love painted pennies and I love to paint pennies. I have a whole collection of them. They are small enough to keep in a jar so my collection doesn't take up a lot of room and I love how tiny the artwork is. Since you are probably at home with time on your hand, why not try something new!? Here is a challenge that no matter how great a painter you are, you can still do it! I just painted Covid 19 viruses on the back of 2020 pennies! choose a favorite subject and paint on the "tails" side of the penny. We want Lincoln to show and the date so don't paint on that side. Ive also noticed that the shield pennies are easier to paint on than the lincoln memorial pennies. I use regular acrylic paint and I sometimes need to paint two layers so that it isn't see thru. have some fun! Oil paint is also really great to use but takes longer to dry. Comic characters, landscapes, pet portrait, favorite flower, pokemon....you name it can be painted on the back of your penny.
find a penny and paint on the back or "tale" side of the penny. it doesn't matter what year unless that is important to you.
pick any subject you want to paint.
3 only paint on one side.
4 wrap your penny so that it doesn't get caught in the mail machine with some kind of card stock . (I actually found coin protectors for pretty cheap online. I will be using those...they look really nice inside of them.)
5 put one painted penny into an envelope and mail to your partner. (of course, if you want to send extra painted pennies that is up to you but only one is required for this swap.)
I always paint multiples of each penny I paint because I find that other people love them and ask me for one...they are really a lot of fun to collect!
another helpful tip: use a piece of tape as a tab to hold your penny while you paint. it keeps you from wiping of the edge of your penny and it wont slip around as much. I also find that if i paint the penny white first and let it dry, my colors are brighter.
NOTE: with Covid19 going on, there really have been some delays in delivery. I know I sent out a penny for a customer and it took 3 weeks to get there. I think it just depends on the day. Remember this when you are sending out and when you are rating. Send out on time and keep in mind what is happening to the mail before you rate a 1. communicate with your partner, this will alleviate angry thoughts..lol.
Here are the important details. you must have a rating of 4.9 or higher. No unreasonable ones or threes in the last six months. I will check profiles. Newbies are welcome but need to have a well filled out profile. I have to go back to school next Tuesday and with all the new learning, I really dont want to have to angel. I could use some prayers on that along with all my other fellow teachers who will and have returned to the school setting.
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