2018 Forum ACEP Swap ~ SIGN-UP OPEN Until JUNE 3, 2018!

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    Ela_Hara
    Participant

    CALLING ALL Budding and Established Artists who wish to Share!
    IT’S TIME FOR THE 2018 FORUM ACEO CARD SWAP! Yah!!!!!

    I always have great fun working with the ACEO Card Swaps and since Bodine just asked about it, now is the perfect time to Host the 2018 Forum ACEO Swap!

    For those of you who have never done an ACEO, or heard of them, they are basically ‘Trading Cards’ that artists make and trade – sort of like mini works of art that are representative of your unique style! So, yes that means that you can paint, draw, ink, use charcoal, chalk, or any other media you wish that will fit onto an ACEO Card. In fact, I encourage you to make your ACEO Cards with whatever medium you are comfortable working with, especially since these ACEOs represent YOU and Your Art! It will be fun receiving mini works of art from different ACEO artists participating in the Swap – and I’ve received some really marvelous mini-artworks in past Swaps!

    ACEO Card Dimensions and Materials:
    There is only ONE Rule for ACEO Cards – they MUST be 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches in size. The finished ACEO card can be in a vertical or landscape orientation, but they must only be this size.

    If you are new to ACEO or ATC (Artist Trading Cards) cards, they are fun and easy to make yourself, or you can purchase ready-made Art Cards online at DickBlick.com or other art supply sites. To make your own ACEO cards easily and inexpensively, I’ve referenced two good YouTube videos I found – the links are below. They also show some neat project ideas – I don’t know these two artists, I just thought these two videos were cool.

    ACEO ATC Cards Tutorial #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7ml1sbT0VE

    ACEO ATC Cards Tutorial #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXYySei24Ls&list=PLxgP7KJY2WoJUr0b218ZfiSSY_P83Uc-Y&index=3

    ANOTHER EXAMPLE – Here’s what I do when I make ACEO Cards… I buy the appropriate paper or card weight stock in a Pad or single sheets – you can find several at Art Supply stores (Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc.) made for pencils, inks, charcoal drawing, acrylics, oils or watercolors… or my favorite paper – Mixed Media.

    I like using a Drawing or Mixed Media pad because I like the fact that I can plan out my piece and draw, paint, ink it, etc. on a slightly larger sized piece of stock for my final image to be big enough. Then when I cut it down to the correct size, the art on my ACEO card will have a natural ‘bleed’ off the edges. This is the process which works best for me – but please do what works best for you! Just make sure that your ACEO cards and the package you mail to me doesn’t contain any hazardous materials that the post office would be upset by.

    The ACEO Card Swap ~ GENERAL INFORMATION:
    The object of the ACEO swap is to make your own unique, one-of-a-kind ACEOs to send fellow ACEO Swap participants, and you will get unique one-of-a-kind ACEOs from others in return – it’s that simple!

    This will be a BLIND SWAP that I will coordinate, and the ACEO cards you mail to me will be shuffled, divided into equal numbers per package and sent to Swap participants. So – each Swap participant will receive one package of several ACEOs, which will be mailed out by me to each of you. I would like to have everyone participating commit to a minimum of THREE (3) ACEO cards per person, since they are small (2-1/2 x 3-1/2 size), and so I can have a good assortment to send to each of you. You can certainly make more if you like to, and I encourage that – ACEO cards are really fun to do once you get started – and I thought that three would be a fair minimum to strive for.

    Completed card sets will be mailed out after I receive them from all Swap participants. You can start working on your ACEO cards whenever you want, but I need to receive them by the middle of AUGUST, so I can confirm receipt of your cards and can start compiling the packets for mailing out.

    When I receive the cards, I will confirm receipt of your cards by PM. After all the cards have been received, they will be sleeved (I’ll provide the sleeves if you don’t have any), and randomly shuffled to ensure that no one receives their own cards back. Everyone should put their forum name (or real name will work too) on the back of the ACEOs you send, just so when I’m mixing them up I can keep tabs that no one is getting their own ACEO cards in return.

    I will package and mail out the ACEO cards to all participants by the end of August, or when the ACEO cards have all been received and sorted, whichever is sooner.

    SIGN-UP INFORMATION:
    Sign-Up is from NOW through SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018. Sign-up by sending a PM to me, Ela_Hara, with ‘2018 Forum ACEO Swap’ as the subject line and please include your name and mailing address. I’ll PM you back to confirm I received your Sign-Up message, and to send you my mailing address for you to mail your completed ACEO cards by JULY 31, 2018. Please put completed ACEO cards in a padded envelope, or with a stiff card to protect them when mailing.

    Sign-Up Begins: NOW!

    Sign-Up Ends: SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018

    Confirmation of Sign-UP: A day or so after I receive your PM I’ll reply back to confirm that you are signed up for the ACEO Swap. If you don’t receive a confirmation PM from me within a couple days, please let me know.

    PLEASE DO A MINIMUM OF THREE (3) ACEOs per participant – you can do more if you’d like! Please write your forum or real name, or both if you wish, on the ACEO Cards’ backs.

    MAIL FINISHED ACEO Cards BY TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 to me (Ela_Hara) — And Yes, you can mail them to me earlier if you wish to.

    ACEO Card Receipt Confirmation: I’ll PM participants no later than Friday, August 17, 2018 to confirm receipt of your ACEO Cards, or to identify potential issues with any cards – such as if I haven’t gotten them yet.

    ACEO Packages Mailed Out: ACEO Card packages will be mailed out to all Swap participants on or around August 31, 2018 – or when all ACEO cards have been received and sorted – whichever is sooner.

    To Sign-Up please PM me – Ela_Hara – and I’ll confirm that I received your PM as soon as I can.

    Don’t be shy – you can do this!
    Even if you haven’t done any ACEO cards before, they’re not hard. Hey, this will be FUN and ACEO cards are Fun to trade too!
    Come on… the more the merrier!

    *~*~*~* Ela_Hara: The DragonKeeper *~*~*~*
    "And now, Draco, without you, what do we do? Where do we turn?"
    "To the stars, Bowen. To the stars."

    >>> Come visit me on deviantArt at http://ela-hara.deviantart.com

    #1539083

    Bodine
    Participant

    Count me in for four at least.

    Thank you for doing this for us.

    BE EXCELLENT TO ONE ANOTHER & BE GOOD TO MOTHER EARTH🌎
    (Wanted.. Fantasy or Silhouette GB Young Unicorn)

    #1539103

    Kim
    Participant

    I am in for sure this time.  I have some cards I worked on before and will work on some new ones.  I just have to buy more cards or paper to make them.

    Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!

    #1539153

    Ela_Hara
    Participant

    We’re on our way! Four participants so far!
    I’ve sent your confirmation emails….

    *~*~*~* Ela_Hara: The DragonKeeper *~*~*~*
    "And now, Draco, without you, what do we do? Where do we turn?"
    "To the stars, Bowen. To the stars."

    >>> Come visit me on deviantArt at http://ela-hara.deviantart.com

    #1539155

    dashesndots
    Participant

    I’ve never done a ACEO swap before, so this is probably a dumb question…you said:

    “would like to have everyone participating commit to a minimum of THREE (3) ACEO cards per person”

    So if there are 10 participants, does that mean I have to make 30 cards?  ‘Cause I don’t think I can commit to that, haha, even if they are small.

    #1539156

    Ela_Hara
    Participant

    I’ve never done a ACEO swap before, so this is probably a dumb question…you said:

    “would like to have everyone participating commit to a minimum of THREE (3) ACEO cards per person”

    So if there are 10 participants, does that mean I have to make 30 cards? ‘Cause I don’t think I can commit to that, haha, even if they are small.

    Oh My! No – you don’t need to do that many LOL! I would like to receive at least three cards from each participant… that way everyone would get at least three ACEO cards back for the swap. And the total back per participant may be more than three depending upon how many each person does…
    I will take the total cards made/sent and will divide them by the total number of participants. And if there are a few cards left over, I normally make some extra cards myself to add to that left over quantity to send each participant an equal number of ACEO cards.

    For example – if there are 10 participants (including me as one of the participants) and I receive/have a total of 35 cards from everyone (including mine), I’ll make up the difference in ACEO cards to send everyone four cards each.

    Make sense?

    *~*~*~* Ela_Hara: The DragonKeeper *~*~*~*
    "And now, Draco, without you, what do we do? Where do we turn?"
    "To the stars, Bowen. To the stars."

    >>> Come visit me on deviantArt at http://ela-hara.deviantart.com

    #1539157

    dashesndots
    Participant

    I’ve never done a ACEO swap before, so this is probably a dumb question…you said: “would like to have everyone participating commit to a minimum of THREE (3) ACEO cards per person” So if there are 10 participants, does that mean I have to make 30 cards? ‘Cause I don’t think I can commit to that, haha, even if they are small.

    Oh My! No – you don’t need to do that many LOL! I would like to receive at least three cards from each participant… that way everyone would get at least three ACEO cards back for the swap. And the total back per participant may be more than three depending upon how many each person does… I will take the total cards made/sent and will divide them by the total number of participants. And if there are a few cards left over, I normally make some extra cards myself to add to that left over quantity to send each participant an equal number of ACEO cards. For example – if there are 10 participants (including me as one of the participants) and I receive/have a total of 35 cards from everyone (including mine), I’ll make up the difference in ACEO cards to send everyone four cards each. Make sense?

    Yes, thank you! LOL.  I’m glad I misunderstood.  I will definitely sign up then. 🙂

    #1539317

    Bodine
    Participant

    Come on budding artists out there.Let’s play😁I am interested is seeing what unique types of cards y’all can come up with.Ela’s and Ms.Melody’s are really cool.Ms.Melody joins in when she can in case anyone was curious about it.

    BE EXCELLENT TO ONE ANOTHER & BE GOOD TO MOTHER EARTH🌎
    (Wanted.. Fantasy or Silhouette GB Young Unicorn)

    #1539434

    Ela_Hara
    Participant

    Coming right along!
    We have six participants signed up so far ….. Step on Up and Join In the FUN! We won’t bite!

    *~*~*~* Ela_Hara: The DragonKeeper *~*~*~*
    "And now, Draco, without you, what do we do? Where do we turn?"
    "To the stars, Bowen. To the stars."

    >>> Come visit me on deviantArt at http://ela-hara.deviantart.com

    #1539443

    Zexious
    Participant

    Errrgghhhh

    This sounds so fun! But my flatwork is no good xD Everyone please post pictures of what they receive, so I can vicariously participate! <3

    #1539444

    Scarletdrite
    Participant

    I’m going to join, this should be fun!!

    #1539445

    Ela_Hara
    Participant

    Yay! Welcome aboard, Scarletdrite!
    I just sent you a confirmation PM… Have Fun doing your ACEO cards!

    *~*~*~* Ela_Hara: The DragonKeeper *~*~*~*
    "And now, Draco, without you, what do we do? Where do we turn?"
    "To the stars, Bowen. To the stars."

    >>> Come visit me on deviantArt at http://ela-hara.deviantart.com

    #1539448

    Bodine
    Participant

    Errrgghhhh This sounds so fun! But my flatwork is no good xD Everyone please post pictures of what they receive, so I can vicariously participate! <3

    Oh you can do it.😀
    Here are a few examples of member’s work.

    Doodling,that is easy to do.Free style painting.Lead sketches.Use you imagination.Size of cards is all that matters.

    BE EXCELLENT TO ONE ANOTHER & BE GOOD TO MOTHER EARTH🌎
    (Wanted.. Fantasy or Silhouette GB Young Unicorn)

    #1539733

    Ela_Hara
    Participant

    Hey Everyone!

    So far I have the following Forum Members joining in the 2018 ACEO Swap:
    – Ela_Hara (Me)
    – Bodine
    – Kim
    – Ferlin1984
    – DashesnDots
    – Chibishiro12
    – Scarletdrite

    If I’ve missed anyone, please send me a PM!

    Also – since I was crazy-busy last week and it was a Holiday week for those of us in the US – I’m EXTENDING the Sign-Up period to this Friday, June 8th!! SO – There’s one Last Chance to Sign-up!

    *~*~*~* Ela_Hara: The DragonKeeper *~*~*~*
    "And now, Draco, without you, what do we do? Where do we turn?"
    "To the stars, Bowen. To the stars."

    >>> Come visit me on deviantArt at http://ela-hara.deviantart.com

    #1539813

    Ela_Hara
    Participant

    Anyone Else want to sign up and join us for the ACEO Swap?
    Still accepting sign-ups until Friday, June 8th!

    *~*~*~* Ela_Hara: The DragonKeeper *~*~*~*
    "And now, Draco, without you, what do we do? Where do we turn?"
    "To the stars, Bowen. To the stars."

    >>> Come visit me on deviantArt at http://ela-hara.deviantart.com

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