A Cool Way To Turn Postcards Into DIY Art

I love this idea of taking postcards and turning them into an art piece that’s DIY.  There are so many ways to make your art.  Maybe you have a Paris theme on your mind, a keepsake of your travels, a color scheme or pop art.  It can be framed or the edges left raw.  Thanks for the easy and fun project How About Orange.

I made something new for the living room: a big collage of postcards mounted on foam board.

This boxed set of 100 vintage Penguin book cover postcards was on the clearance table at Anthropologie a couple weeks ago. I had to have it. I love books. I love the cover designs, and I love the color palette. They were too good not to display somehow. You can also get them here from Amazon.

I decided to lay out my favorites on the biggest piece of foamcore I could find at my local art store (30″x40″ for $5). It seemed more interesting to give the collage a 3D look with postcards coming forward at different heights. So I cut some small pieces of foam board and stacked them to create “risers” for some of the cards. I used one, two, or three layers to vary the depth.

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Image from How About Orange.

For full instructions visit How About Orange.

 

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