Are you sure you want to signup for Stickers and a Sketch - August?
DISCLAIMER: NO ARTISTIC SKILL REQUIRED
This is the 73rd installment of the “Stickers and...” series, and the previous “stickers and a sketch” installments were so popular and so well loved, that we’re going to try making it a sort-of monthly thing. Here’s one for August! 🙂
For this swap you can use either a notecard or a piece of paper (even something like printer paper is fine). On the notecard or paper you will make some sort of art. Any topic (non-controversial) is great. Make a sketch, ink drawing, marker or crayon picture, hey, even watercolors would be neat. In any case, choose a style and run with it. Stick figures are totally fine as long as you draw them (or try to) doing something. A bunch of abstract scribbles? Totally fine, too. This is very open ended. It might not hurt (especially if you are artistically challenged) to add a small caption explaining what you drew (or attempted to). Want to title your artwork? Go for it! It doesn’t have to take ages to make, a 5 minute sketch is totally fine.
Still not sure if your art skills are good enough to participate? Don’t be. My art skills are pretty much at stick figure level, and will probably require a caption. This is basically just something kind of fun (or funny?) to tuck your stickers in with. On the opposite side of the spectrum, if you are super artsy and want to create a masterpiece, that would be awesome too! I’m sure it will be fully enjoyed by whoever receives it.
So...in with your sketch, you’ll need to tuck in a sheet of stickers. The sticker rules are the same as usual. A full sheet of stickers, not cut up, not folded. Nice, new stickers only. No reward, kiddie (Dora, Frozen, etc), or alphabet stickers, unless your partner specifically requests those in their profile. If the sticker sheets are very small (4”x4” or smaller) then send 2 sheets. Stickers should be dime sized or bigger. Stickers are sender’s choice. So you cannot rate down if you don’t like the stickers your partner sent. If they don’t float your boat, you can always pass them on in the next round.
Rating: if your partner sends some sort of art (or attempt at art, like mine will be), sent it on time, and included and a sheet (or two) of stickers that meet the requirements, then you must rate them as a 5. If you really like the stickers, or the artwork, then a heart is up to you.
Note: if your artwork is done with crayons or ink or anything else that could get on your stickers and damage them, then maybe you should wrap the stickers in an additional sheet of paper to protect them. Or slip them into a ziplock bag if you’re really concerned. But I really think that in most cases, folding a piece of paper around them should be sufficient. Right? Use your best judgment.
Newbies can join this swap with a well filled out profile, established swappers should have at least a 4.9 and no unexplained/unresolved 1’s or 3’s. If you want to participate, but are not sure you can, feel free to check with me. I WILL be checking participants and reserve the right to ban anyone I don’t feel confident will complete the swap. Of course, I will angel if need be.
Please remember, international swaps can take up to 1-2 months to arrive from certain destinations, and there are MANY mail delays with Covid-19 even in places that usually have fast mail, so please be patient. 🙂