A Trip around the World


We are excited to announce our new ATC swap for 2015.

This year we are going to have 12 different countries for our ATC theme:


January:  Russia

February: China

March: Australia

April: Morroco

May: Brazil

June: Eygpt

July: Mexico

August: Peru

September:  India

October: Exotic Tropical Island of your choice

November:  Japan

December: South Africa

and as far as a product or technique you get to pick from the following list: (You can pick whatever you wish from this list but you only use that same one 4 times during the year.)

Product/Technique List:



Wax beeswax or encaustic

Tissue Paper

Pan Pastels




Collage Sheets

Shaving Cream technique


Image Transfer



Texture Paste



Sumi Ink


Number of ATC’s to make: 6 for each swap.

additionally this year for our Sketchbook Submission to the New York Library we picked the theme Wanderer so we thought it might be fun to carve a stamp that is between 1 and 2 inches tall of a Wanderer.  So if we pick your ATC for the month to be included in our sketchbook submission we can also use your handmade stamp on that page.  This is just an option so don’t panic. It can be a really simple carving based on a stick figure.

The great thing about our ATC swap is you do not have to live near us to particiapte.  You can mail your ATC’s to us ahead of time and we can do the swap for you.  Please remember to send a stamped self addressed envelope with your swap.. . . and your name, contact information, date and the theme should be on the back of the ATC.

If you come in to the store to do your trade, we will have a technique based demo as well.

We have a lot of fun with our ATC swap and hope you can join us.ATC imagesThis image is from one of our Towers of Traded ATC’s that we have had over the years.  Lots of Fnd Art in these cards.

Let's hear from you . . .