Do it Yourself Postcards are my kind of Mail Art, a postcard that you create yourself. And I’m not alone in loving this form of expression. Loads of people have signed up for the DIY Postcard Swap this spring, and I’m grateful that so many wants to join me in this endevour.

do it yourself Postcards - because, why the heck not?

I started creating my Do it Yourself Postcards with cutting cardboard and then going to town with acrylic paint. I have been longing for painting for a while now, but every time I sit down to create I remember I am still behind on my 365 collages, so I do a couple of those instead.

But this time nothing can stop me. I’m going for painted and abstract Do it Yourself Postcards this year!

It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.
K.T. Jong

Got paint, brush and coffee, desk at Studio iHanna #diypostcardswap

The base of most of my postcards I covered in black acrylic paint. I was just feeling it. Although, I hope I did not create “too dark” and gloomy postcards, that was not my intent.

I just started with a lot of black paint, then I went into colors.

WIP Painted Postcards for the DIY Postcard Swap 2018

I don’t think it matters if I have a room full of work tables, I will end up in a corner trying to fit in with what I’m working on – with the surfaces of all the tables covered in “stuff”/materials… It is just how I work. If I try to be neat, I can’t create.

The desk at Studio iHanna, making handpainted postcards #diypostcardswap

After painting for a while, I let go of the idea of doing 10 similar ones. Most of them have a similar vibe, but others are totally different, sticking out like a sore nose. Or not. Being part of a tumultuous whole, like myself…

WIP Painted Postcard

A little while alone in your room will prove more valuable than anything else that could ever be given you.

WIP Painted Postcard
I shared a few peeks of my postcards WIP (work in progress) on Instagram last week already…

I started painting postcards for the iHanna DIY Postcard Swap, an international swap that I host!
…but I’m finishing them as we speak.

I just finished sending out e-mails for the DIY Postcard Swap, and it is now closed. If you joined and can’t find your e-mail, please check your spam folder, your paypal e-mail, your other e-mail… Thanks, then contact me.

If you didn’t find time (or energy) to join this time, there will be a new chance this fall. Sign up for my Newsletter and I will let you know when it’s time to sign up next time.

WIP do it yourself Postcards for iHanna's DIY Postcard Swap #mailart

How did you plan out and create your postcards this year? Do tell below, and feel free to leave me a comment when you’re don sending your 10 postcards out if you’re in the swap. Thanks.