Our participants in the September painting swap event seemed to have such a good time and have been sharing their paintings in our Facebook group. I’ve been blown away by the awesome-ness there in the swap album. There have been requests for us to organise another and I’m so excited to help organise one again. Seeing late November is often busy with Thanksgiving and planning for the holiday season, let’s get this one organised quickly and done by the middle of the month. Details and dates below.
November 2017 swap details:
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 Up’s start NOW and will close on October 15th, 2017
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
Acrylic Pouring Group: The group has a Facebook community for members only. There you can share your own projects you are working on or have finished, meet and get to know the members from around the world, share inspiration, and participate in the group. Everything is in one spot- simple and easy to use on your computer or smartphone.
And here’s how it will work:
The November Swap is open for sign ups until October 15th, 2017. 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 October 17th, 2017. 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 20th November 2017.
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 me on Instagram here.
Come join the fun with our Acrylic Pouring Painting Swap!
Still have a few questions? Check out our Swap FAQ’s page here.
The NOVEMBER SWAP is now closed.
After being told in high school that she was so bad at art that she should switch to another subject, Deby didn’t paint again for 35 years. Then a stroke released a new wave of creativity and she began exploring with dot painting, abstract and eventually acrylic pouring, and at last the joy of working with color returned.
You don’t need ‘talent’ to be an acrylic pouring artist – just enthusiasm, some basic instruction, and a willingness to try, fail and try again. Paint along with her and learn from her many mistakes, and you’ll soon make great art together.