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4-from-1 Handmade Postcards

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4-from-1 Handmade Postcards
Swap Coordinator:stephiedee (contact)
Swap categories: Handmade  Mail Art  Postcards 
Number of people in swap:10
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.99
Last day to signup/drop:May 31, 2019
Date items must be sent by:June 17, 2019
Number of swap partners:4

A masterboard is a larger piece of art that is cut down into smaller sections - in the case of this swap, we'll be cutting the masterboards we create into postcard sized pieces. Four postcards from one large masterboard.

Start your masterboard by sourcing a large substrate to work on. Something 8.5" x 11" or larger. You can use the side of a cereal box or heavy-weight art papers like bristol board or watercolor paper.

Once you get your substrate, art it up! Use multiple mediums to create a layered and interesting end result. Collage with patterned papers, ephemera, images, die-cuts; add paint with stencils, doodle with pens, pencils, crayons or markers; rubber stamp, spray ink...you name it, go for it. Ultimately colors, artistic style and theme are sender's choice.

When your substrate is at a good place, chop it into FOUR individual postcards. Minimum mailable size is 3.5" x 5", but you can of course go larger. It will just cost more postage.

FINISH your masterboard postcards with additional details---quotes, words, more images. Do not just send the background as is. You will be sending one of your finished masterboard postcards to each of your 4 partners, naked and stamped.


  • NO 1 or 3 ratings within the last 6 months and NO unaddressed/unexplained 1 or 3 ratings from any time.

  • Completed at least 10 individual Type 3 swaps involving a significant creative/handmade component (stuff swaps & multi-partner "happy mail" swaps do not count).

  • A complete profile that includes something about YOU + likes/dislikes, etc. This is sender's choice, why does it matter? Because people like knowing WHO they're swapping with.

  • Recent swap activity from the past 3 months.

I will use my discretion in removing questionable swappers for these and other reasons (known problem swappers, mail issues, etc.) from this swap prior to and on partner assignment day. If you see someone in the swap who concerns you, please PM me.

An international version of this swap will be available when this one is complete.

If you enjoy making postcards and other mail art, check out my group: Open Mail Art Exchange where we exchange mail art exclusively via tags.

-My masterboarding process

-Swap image


stiffneck78 05/16/2019 #

I really like this idea!!! Watching for now, until closer to sign-up date. Thanks!

Wykyd 05/20/2019 #

I adore doing mixed media! I will be watching for future swaps like this once I've met the criteria. GREAT idea!

LadyCyr 05/27/2019 #

I did the art for this already it looks cooler than I thought it would so I think I may have to play with this idea some more

Artistic 06/16/2019 #

Postcards are dropped in the box for a.m. pickup out to my partners. Enjoy!

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