Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2021 5:40 pm

AMA: 4 from 1 Masterboard PcS

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Group:Amazing Mail ART
Swap Coordinator:wolfeagle (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Mail Art  Postcards 
Number of people in swap:19
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:August 13, 2021
Date items must be sent by:August 28, 2021
Number of swap partners:4

It's time to create another Masterboard. However, this time we will combine our Masterboard creations, with a 4 from 1 type swap.

So, first get or make an 8.5 x 11 [edit 8/3...or close to this size ;) ] piece or cardstock or cardboard/food packaging, and make your master board on that, in any art medium. Feel free to paint, rubber stamp, sew, collage, gel print, or all of the above, etc. Next, take the master board you have just created, and divide you're 8.5 x 11 page in to 4 pieces, by folding in half and then in half again, or you can use a ruler on the backside to make each individual postcard. Next, cut it in to 4 postcards on your fold or drawn on lines. Then take each individual postcard size section, and finish it off as an individual postcard for each of your partners. You will have 4 partners, who will each get 1 postcard made from your 4 from 1 Masterboard.

I like to take a photo of the Masterboard before I cut it up, just because it's interesting to see how 4 different postcards can be made from the same background. You can orient your postcards in either direction.

Here are some examples of Masterboards:

Masterboard Pcs


Masterboard Tute

Masterboard ATCs

Stamped Masterboard




So, have fun making your masterboard postcards. You can choose from just about any mediums, on just about any topics, or even use random stuff. Which means...there are no mistakes, they all make interesting backgrounds. Of course, you can always go bigger and make a larger master board and cut it down to the same size postcards, then you will have some left over to use in your other projects. Pick your color scheme, and have fun creating these master pieces. If you are collaging, please adhere things securely. Please use a Masterboard that you have created.

Your postcards may be mailed Naked, in a clear sleeve, or in an envelope. Please include your user name/swap info so that you may be rated.

Have fun.


Tessssssa 08/ 2/2021 #

After I created my masterboard, I realised my a4 paper is just a tad smaller than 8,5 inches. It's 8,25 inches. I hope this is ok!

wolfeagle 08/ 3/2021 #

Hi Tessa, Yes, that's fine. The whole point is to create a master board and cut it down to 4 postcards. The size I chose was just an easy size as cardstock comes in that size.
Just divide it in to 4 equal postcards. And, thanks for asking. I'll leave this response here, in case any of your partners were concerned about the 1/4 inch, though I really doubt anyone would be. ;)

wolfeagle 08/ 3/2021 #

And, I just edited the swap to say or close to this size...so you're covered and you're postcards are within guidelines. Plus, someone else may have the same size paper. Thanks for playing.

Tessssssa 08/ 3/2021 #


kizzlets 08/27/2021 #

Please do another one in the future :)

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