Liberate Your Art 2017 Postcard Swap

This is my first year participating in the annual Liberate Your Art postcard swap, and I am hooked. I connected with some badass artists, got nifty art to display in my studio, and made some cool postcards of my own. I’m definitely going to do this again next year.

(If you don’t know, a postcard swap is an event in which artists get their original art printed onto postcards, then mail them to each other. In this case, the postcards were sent first to the swap host, who addressed and distributed them.)

I’m not sure who all got my five postcards, but I heard from a few. One of my recipients was a local woman (Tennille McVeigh, photographer extraordinaire) who is also a member of the Brownsville Art Association. Another of my cards went to Europe. This was my postcard design:

This design features one of my favorite ways to monoprint: a doily on a gel plate.

Now check out the cards I received! To see all the cards sent everywhere, visit Kat Sloma’s blog. Speaking of which, many thanks to Kat for hosting this swap! She’s got this down to a science.

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19 thoughts on “Liberate Your Art 2017 Postcard Swap

    1. Skirkbucket Post author

      Thanks! I’m glad you liked it. If you do try the doily print, I highly recommend Gelli printing plates. They really get the detail.

  1. Debs

    Oh wow, I especially love that postcard with the red lanterns – what a gorgeous photo!
    I’m full of admiration for the card that you sent out – so pretty.

  2. Beth L.

    I am inspired to try the doily on the gel plate technique. I bought some gelli plates a while back and still haven’t summoned up the courage to try them.

    1. Skirkbucket Post author

      Oh man, it’s so much fun! It’s definitely the most forgiving way to print. Just be sure you have hand sanitizer to clean the plate afterward.

  3. Lisa

    I love the postcard that you sent out! you received a gorgeous selection of cards too! Nice to meet you πŸ™‚

  4. NatashaMay

    You got some great ones in return. πŸ™‚ Sorry to say I didn’t get yours but I’m still waiting for the last one to arrive so you never know. πŸ™‚

  5. Sheila Delgado

    Love your creation this year, so pretty! Makes me want to try that. I found a recipe for making your own gelli plate… might be fun πŸ™‚ Your received cards all seem to belong together, so cool that. Well, at least with Kat’s card, it looks great from any angle. I wasn’t sure either. Hope to see you next year, happy creating to you Mae!

  6. Suzette

    The postcard you shared this year is beautiful and your collection of cards is amazing. This is my fourth year participating and I always look forward to the next one. See you next time.

  7. Cathy H

    Your postcard is gorgeous and you received some really nice ones! Kat’s postcard swap is always so much fun! See you next year!

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