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ATC Cleanout #44 (USA)

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ATC Cleanout #44 (USA)
Swap Coordinator:Allegrae (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:11
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.95
Last day to signup/drop:September 18, 2020
Date items must be sent by:September 25, 2020
Number of swap partners:1

NEW Rule: Do not send any of the Speedy Found Image ATCs--the ones that are simply an image pasted to a piece of cardboard. They're not true ATCs.

Have you received ATCs that don't fit into your collection? Have you made a batch of ATCs that you'd like to trade with others?

Send a minimum of 6 ATCs to your partner. The ATCs can be made by you or cards you've received from other swaps. SENDER'S CHOICE!

IMPORTANT: DO NOT send your partner an ATC made by himself/herself.

You must have a 4.95 rating to join, no unexplained 1s or 3s. You must have completed 20 type 3 swaps.

Please be sure to add sufficient postage to your envelope! One stamp generally won't cover 6 ATCs, and bulky embellishments require additional postage, as well. When in doubt, take your envelope to the post office so they can help you determine the correct postage.


Fry 09/ 2/2020 #

Well, Im back and this makes me sad to see found image ATCs arent ATCs. I used to host a swap for those. =(

BTim 09/11/2020 #

@Fry -- I mostly agree with @Allegrae that the Speedy Found Images are not true ATCS -- based on Stirneman's conception of this medium as working with original work-- but it would be fascinating to discuss the conceptual basis for Found Image swaps in terms of Modernist conceit that originality no longer exists. (When I used to participate in such swaps, it was always with an eye to curating and cropping to add my own perspective on someone else's work. I was always disappointed none of my trading partners did.)

Fry 09/12/2020 #

I agree, there were some I received where the image wasn't printed very well, or it wasn't sturdy and trimmed to the card. Not all magazines are equal as far as this goes. I subscribed to Smithsonian and Discover and found that images of germs or cells could look really cool... oh well. Plus, I couldn't resist making myself some from my favorite artists. I really shouldn't have commented but I cant delete it so here we are. =) Ive moved on! lol

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