Monday, September 23, 2013

White Postcard Swap - Due November 25th

Next up in our monochromatic color series is a challenging one– white. 
I made these collages in a collage class and thought the assignment was going to be impossible, but I ended up being pleasantly surprised by how many different shades of white I found in magazine pages and amongst my collage fodder.

something about the scanner makes the colors look more grey than they actually are:

The challenge:
Create a postcard using predominantly shades of white.
It’s okay to include a wee bit of black or a small accent of another color, but overall, keep to the white family.
These postcards will be mailed without an envelope to your partner, so keep that in mind if you are gluing and embellishing.

Swap details:
  • create postcard-sized art (any dimensions) using mostly shades of white.  All styles of art are welcome -you do not need to create collages or mixed media pieces.  Feel free to draw, paint, sew, sculpt, digitize, etc.
  • make as many cards as you like - you will get back the same number you send
  • if you're sending me more than one, please make sure you insert waxed paper or parchment in between the cards so they don't get stuck together in the envelope
  • write “MMSA White” on the back of your card to remind your recipient why they are receiving this wonderful work of art in the mail
  • write your return address on the back of the postcard (in case of postal delivery problems) and your email address so the recipient can thank you.  Consider adding a note or favorite quote for your partner.
  • include an address label for each card you create
  • include stamps for each card you create (or send me cash, or send me postal money via paypal) 
  • international swappers are welcome - the postage cost is $1.10 per card (paypal account is

Postage and Card Size 
You are welcome to make any size postcard you want, but please pay attention to the following postal guidelines
  • In order to use the postcard rate (currently $.33) your card cannot be bigger than 4.25 x 6 inches, and it must be thin and flexible.  A 4x6 card that is thick, lumpy or doesn't bend, needs more postage than one of those "apple" stamps
  • If your card is a rectangle bigger than a postcard, but still flat and flexible, a regular $.46 "forever" stamp is what you need.
  • If your card is an unusual shape (square, round) or is flexible but has some lumpy embellishments it will probably cost you the "non machinable" rate of $.66
  • If your card doesn't bend, the post office considers it a package and will cost $2.07 to mail.

Mail your cards no later than November 25th
Karen Isaacson
PO Box 532
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
United States


  1. Wow Karen, these are beautiful! I'm in!

  2. Love this one. Gotta kick some mail art into gear but my journal will be on the way tomorrow. xox

  3. Hooray, at last I'm able to join in again...tata, must get to work.

  4. I just found your blog and LOVE IT!! This white theme sounds great to me, will give it a try. The ones you made are pretty!!

  5. I just found your blog today through the AEDM2013. I love this!