To join, click here to make the $5 payment. After payment, you will be redirected to fill out a form with your swap details and painting preferences.
The last painting swap was another massive success! We’ve been blown away by the awesome-ness there in the swap album. There have been requests for us to organize another and we’re so excited to help organize one again! Details and dates below.
MAY 2019 swap details: (CLOSED)
WHAT/SIZE: Every participant will make, send and receive a small painting as part of the swap. We suggest commonly available canvas sizes such as 8 x 10 inch or 10 x 10 inches, on a stretched canvas. The style is makers choice and can be anything that displays your creative point of view, but should it be an acrylic pouring style painting. It is encouraged that you take your swap partner’s preferences into account if they have given colors that they like or don’t like.
WHEN: Sign Ups start NOW and will close on April 30, 2019
WHERE: Everywhere! This swap is open to everyone. Each participant will be paired with a partner in their general area to keep shipping costs low. For those not in the US, we will do our best to match you with a painter in your own country. If you are willing to ship internationally you can say so when you sign up.
WHO: All acrylic pour painters are welcome! Please remember when joining any swap, your partner may have a different skill level. We offer helpful hints, technique-based tutorials, and videos to help you succeed. Because of our community atmosphere, you are able to get help and ask questions along the way via the Facebook group.
Price: $5 per SWAP.
And here’s how it will work:
The May Swap is open for sign ups until April 30th, 2019. Once signed up you will be directed to a quick questionnaire to help us pair you with the perfect painting buddy. Then it’s time for us to get to work partnering you with the perfect swap partner. After the swap, each participant is invited to share what they have received/exchanged on our community page for all to enjoy.
While waiting for your swap partners information, you can start to gather your materials and consider the style of painting you will make for your partner. Swap partner information will be emailed by May 1st, 2019. It is encouraged that you reach out to your partner after receiving their information to find out more “fun facts” about them.
All paintings are to be mailed by May 31st 2019.
Remember to take pride in your work by doing your best work, and finishing and presenting your painting nicely. Also, please think about how the person receiving this special package will feel when opening. Including a small treat or a notecard, is totally encouraged and will be much appreciated by your partner!
Why should you be part of the painting swap?
Who doesn’t love a handmade gift?! By joining the Swap, you will not only be exchanging paintings but you will be partnered with a painting buddy that shares your passion, understands your need for more paint and the joys of creating with color. Basically, someone who “get’s it”!
We welcome you to join our Facebook group where you can upload pictures, ask questions and meet other members, you can also share your work over on Instagram- we’ll be using the hashtag #acrylicpouring. You can follow us on Instagram here.
Come join the fun with our Acrylic Pouring Painting Swap!
CLICK HERE to enter the swap. After making the $5 payment, you’ll be redirected to a form where you will enter in your swap details and painting preferences.
Still have a few questions? Check out our Swap FAQ’s page here.
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10 thoughts on “CLOSED: May Painting Swap!”
Hi. I’m in the UK do you have other swappers here?
Hey Lynette, in the past we’ve usually had a few swappers from the UK so we should be able to match you with someone there!
What is the $5.00 fee for? What does it go towards? Thank you.
Hi Lisa, the $5 fee goes to acrylicpouring.com to pay for administering the swap. But the main reason we charge the fee is when we used to do it for free a lot of people would end up not sending paintings to their partners. The $5 helps people to feel committed. Thanks for asking!
I’m in Nigeria. Will I get a swap partner here? Totally interested in this.
Hey Ayee, we’ll try to match you with someone as close as possible to you. Right now we have someone signed up in Saudi Arabia who is probably the closest to your location. Currently no one’s signed up in Nigeria though, so if shipping to another country is a problem then we may not have the right partner for you.
I want to participate but am in process of moving from Northern Virginia back to Texas. The move is middle of May but paints canvases etc already packed. (type a hubby)
Anyway I don’t think I could get my swap sent off by May 31. It would be closer to June 20 or so. Is that too much of a problem. If it is I’ll just pray you have another one soon after. Just let me know. Thanks!
Hey LaDonna, we’ll have another one in July. We’d be happy to have you join then!
i joined for the swap. how do I find out more about the procedure?
Hey Pat, we’ll send out swap partners in the first few days of the month and from there you’ll create a painting for that partner, and they’ll create one for you. So for now just wait for out email to come by November 3rd