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Deco - Collaborative Booklet #331818

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Swap Coordinator:9O96O (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Handmade  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:5
Location:Regional - USA/Canada
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:May 16, 2022
Date items must be sent by:June 16, 2022
Number of swap partners:1

There's something rather satisfying about making a little blank booklet and sending it to another person to fill a page with interesting drawings, mixed media and illustrations. Eventually, after it gets around to enough folks, you end up with a booklet of creativity.

Send a new or established art-style deco to one partner.

If established, check to make sure the deco isn't made for or by; or previously signed by your partner. .

Regional: USA/Canada

Must be in bound booklet format. (A simple string binding between 2 holes in the spine is the most popular method.)

Lettermail size. If it requires more than normal lettermail postage check with your partner to see if they are willing to deal with the extra cost.

Only 1 deco is required. If you want to send your partner more than one deco check with them to be sure they are OK with more than one.

What is a deco?

A deco is a handmade bound book of a few pages. It is passed from swapper to swapper. Each person that receives the deco will decorate one page according to the theme of the booklet and put their name on their work.

For more information about decos see: Decos 101


If you are making a new booklet...

  • Decorate the cover. The cover should be neatly made, similar to making an ATC or handmade postcard.

  • The booklet should have a spine. Secured down the middle.

  • Here's a tutorial for an easy 3 hole pamphlet stitch binding

  • No larger than a 5" x 7"

  • A small number of pages - 1-3 pages folded in half and bound down the middle makes 4 to 12 pages to decorate. The fewer pages the more likely you'll get it back within a year.

  • On the back cover include your username, your email address, and your mailing address. If you don't want to include your mailing address write "Email me for my current address when this booklet is full."

For my hosting style see my profile @9o96o

If you are new, less than 6 months, and fewer than 10 finished swaps and ratings PM me, I can set up a private swap. It counts towards your ratings. Those new members who have had a successfully completed private swap with me can join this swap.

Swappers must be 18 years of age or older.

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