Swap-bot Time: March 28, 2023 6:36 pm

Travelling Tangles Mar 2022 - Found Poetry

Travelling Tangles Mar 2022 - Found Poetry
Swap Homepage:https://www.facebook.com/groups/travellingtangles/
Swap Coordinator:StephanieplusCharlotte (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Mail Art  Zentangle 
Number of people in swap:14
Number of people watching:4
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:March 31, 2023
Date items must be sent by:April 30, 2023
Number of swap partners:1

What is "Travelling Tangles" about?

Travelling Tangles is a collaborative project that aims to show how the Zentangle method can bring people from around the world closer to one another. The idea is that you will draw on a Zentangle tile but only finish the drawing half-way. You will then send it off to another person for him/her to complete. In exchange, you will receive a tile to complete, too. Both you and the other person will then each keep the tile you have received.

We have a Facebook group where you can look at past swaps that others have done, and post your own Travelling Tangles tiles that you have completed. You can find the Travelling Tangles Project Facebook group here.

Each month's theme will vary, so please read the details carefully.

If you’re a new member and do not understand these terms, please read the list of frequently asked questions towards the end of this post.

This is a sender's choice swap, but please avoid religious/controversial themes. This is a Type 3, International swap with a minimum rating of 4.99 and above. For interested swappers with less than 4.99, do leave me a private message for consideration.

One partner; one tile.

I will angel if necessary.

The Details:

  • This month, we'll be using the technique of "Found Poetry" on our tiles, in celebration of World Poetry Month happening in April! You can use a page from an old book, or print out the free template found in the course page below.

See some examples of the Found Poetry technique here.

Create your own Found Poetry, then add a minimum of one tangle to your tile. Please ensure that your found poem page is mounted onto a thicker tile, so that tangling can be done comfortably.

  • Art may be mounted on original Zentangle tiles. Or you may choose to create your own tile from your favourite art paper, Bristol board, Strathmore cold press, etc., just ensure your tile is thick enough. Regular tiles are 3.5 inch by 3.5 inch (8.89cm).

  • Before you send out your tile, include a note containing: A. your Swap Bot name, B. this swap’s title, C. a few lines to share with your partner, D. a quick list of tangles used in your tile, and E. a copy of your completed poem.

  • Send your tile and note in an envelope.

  • Be aware that who you send to is usually not who you will receive a tile from.

  • Remember to rate your partner when you receive your swap tile.

  • Post photos of the "before" and "after" of your tile in the Travelling Tangles Project group on Facebook!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a rating?

After you have received your swap, you will get to rate your swap partner.

A rating of 5 means your swap partner has fulfilled swap requirements. You can give them an additional heart if they sent you something extra special.

A rating of 3 means that they sent you something but it did not meet swap requirements. For example, if it’s an autumn theme but they sent you something that has nothing to do with autumn.

A rating of 1 means that they have failed to send you anything.

If someone gets multiple low scores of 3s or 1s, then their rating will be low. That lets swap moderators know that they are not someone that fulfils swaps.

What do I send to get an additional heart rating?

I recommend taking a look at your swap partner’s profile to see what they like. Perhaps they have a favourite colour.. or they like stickers or washi tape... or they have a sweet tooth and you can send them candy or chocolate... I often just send an extra tile or two.

What is a Type 3 swap?

A type 1 swap is an electronic swap. Like an email or digital photograph.

A type 2 swap is a flat mail with little to no craft component.

A type 3 swap is a craft or package swap. Most swaps on swapbot fall within this category.

What does “I will angel if necessary” mean?

An 'angel' is someone who volunteers to send swap items to a person in a swap who did not receive anything from their assigned partner.

If you have any questions that are not answered here, you can send me a message here or on Facebook.


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