I have declared the month of September ATC month in my Yahoo group. Participation is voluntary for this swap. If you are going to play though, please read through the entire swap requirements and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a message through the group. You are probably not the only person with that question. You can make one ATC or you can make 23 ATCs. The quantity is up to you. The only thing that I ask is that you create an ATC that you would like to receive yourself. Also, the ATC should not contain anything alive or anything that was once alive like plants, shells, feathers, etc. because international mailing will not allow it. You will be mailing directly to that person. Nothing will be coming through me. You are more than welcome to put a picture of your ATC into the photo gallery before mailing. Note: make a sister ATC at the same time to you won’t feel sad about parting with the ATC when you are done making it. I always make ATCs in batches or pairs so I don’t miss them when they are gone.
Sign-up deadline: You have to put your name and complete mailing address into the database so you can receive ATCs from other members. If you do so, on your honor as an artist, you promise to mail at least one ATC to another member during the month of September, 2011.
Mailing deadline: Postmarked by the end of September, 2011. Once you have mailed an ATC to someone, please put in that person’s address line that you mailed to them. I would like to see in everyone’s address line that they have at least one ATC sent to them for their efforts. You will see what I mean once you go into the database.
Qty: As many as you like, maximum number is the number of artists sign-up for the swap.
Size: 2.5x3.5 inches is the standard size for an ATC. The ATC can be any orientation that you please.
Requirements: The ATC can be any material that you choose. Please make sure that the ATC back is a sturdy material or that the fabric is pretty sturdy. On the back should be your name and email (minimum). You can put it in an ATC plastic sleeve if you wish for mailing or put it in an envelope. There is no particular theme. Make sure that everything is dry and relatively non-smelly before mailing. Dangles are okay.
Mailing: You will be mailing directly to the recipient. Their mailing address should be in the database. Put in the database that you mailed to that person. Be kind and acknowledge that it has been received. International members are welcome to play – postage should not be that much more for the small size.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments. Have fun!
Yahoo group: (You have to be a member to play, free to join)