I've never had any luck with Journal swaps, at least with ones I've sent out. Of three I only got one back and it had only 3-4 pages done.
I have participated in a couple of journal swaps started by other people and most of them got their book back, but a number just faded into the ether. I guess someone just wanted to keep them themselves. A shame because the art in them was great. Felt bad for the owner.
Have had more success with page journals were you have say 6 people in your group and each person makes 6 pages and sends one to the other members so you get at least 5 pages to add to your book. Sort of like a tip-in trade.
Another trade we did was a group of members got together and traded pages of backgrounds and you got to put what you wanted on them after you recieved them.
With the page trades you have to pick page size and whether it is portrait or landscape style so when you bind them they all flip correctly.
You also have to state which side you are going to bind them so they don't put something metal or something on that side.
I haven't done a swap in ages simply because of bad swappers and the price of postage. I'm in Canada and most of the people in my egroups are in the US. Costs a little over a dollar to send just a letter to the States.
One egroup I was with we did a lot os page swapping but that group no longer exists. Was fun though.
--- In CompositionArtJournals@yahoogroups.com, "stormygrl0804" <stormygrl0804@...> wrote:
> Has anyone ever done a Journal Swap?. How was it done?. Does anyone know of a Journal swap going on?. I am not even sure how its done, but saw a short article on it in a craft magazine, but it did little to explain it. I think the idea sounds fun, just wondered your input.