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I need some Inspiration. Can you help?

I’ve got plenty of content on this blog about making mixed media postcards, including video tutorials, photo tutorials, visual inspiration and a Pinterest board full of DIY inspiration. All you have to do is take note of what you like and then start experimenting on your own. Inspiration is everywhere Here is a good place […]

How can I keep Track of everything in the swap?

How can I keep Track of everything in the swap?

There is a printable and free DIY Postcard Swap Tracker that you can download and print for this swap. It’s the perfect tool to remember who you sent postcards to, what postcards you’ve photographed and shared online on social media, and who you receive postcards from. You do not have to use the tracker of […]

Can I put my postcards in an envelope?

You can send the postcards in an envelope for protection if you want to, but you do not have to. Personally I prefer to get a postcard send the postcard way – without the envelope! In that way the postman will get to see it too. And also, the whole idea of mail art is […]

Do I need to write a message on the back?

Yes. You should write a message on the back! Don’t send it blank. I know you don’t know this person you’re addressing, but a blank card feels very impersonal to get. Just say hi and write something about yourself, the weather, your inspiration for the card, your materials, or anything you like. If you are […]

What should I do with the backside?

A Postcard backside consists of two areas, one for a greeting or personal message and one for the address and stamp of the receiver. You can draw these lines and areas yourself, or use my free printable backside and glue it to the back of your artwork. I think you should always add in a […]

How “original” does it have to be?

All your 10 postcards should be original artwork! Art is about making something new that did not exist before, or transforming it to something that is yours. Original means that you do not send out photocopies, but to duplicate your own style or to repeat a motif that you love, and make similar postcards is […]

What materials can I use?

All mediums are welcome in this swap, so please use what you are most comfortable with. Although remember that loose or chunky bits might get lost in the postal handling of your postcard. You can draw, doodle, paint, decoupage, collage, sew, stamp or mix it up as you please. You might want to know that […]

What Size should my Postcards be?

What Size should my Postcards be?

I’m not dictating the size of your postcards. I suggest copying the size of a regular postcard to make a template that you can use when creating yours. There is a standard size for postcards in some countries – but there are no rules about size in this swap. You are free to create whatever […]