How to make postcards
What you need
What you need
- My plan to buy a large piece of good stiff brown cardboard from Eckersley’s
fell through when I happened into a framing shop and found a big bag of
mat board offcuts for $8. It had all sorts of sizes and colours
in there. You can see a picture of the selection below, as well as what $10
bought me worth of uniform pieces. Bargain. You can cut up a cardboard
box, a foolscap folder or even a muesli box if you want. Less flex the better,
you want it to look well-travelled, but strong on arrival.
- A good cutting board is nearly indispensable, but see how you go.
My cutting board was cheaper at a framing shop when compared to Office Works.
- Use it with a Stanley Knife or equivalent, carbide blades are good.
- Steel ruler too. You may need to visit a hardware store.
- Decent scissors also come in really handy. Nice small cutting point
for fiddly bits. I like Fiskars.
- Glue. After using both Kid’s PVA and UHU stic, I can confirm
UHU just makes life a lot easier, though be prepared to practice getting
edge-to-edge coverage and the corners. PVA does help to strengthen corners
and edges or can be used afterwards for neatening up anything that did not
- Selection of pencils and textas as desired – metallic texta/pen
is awesome. Watercolour pencils, like Derwent Inktense can be worked with a
wet brush and purchased in a set or individually.
- Coloured paper and pictures. Where stationary is sold and anywhere
second-hand books you don’t mind recycling are available.
See The Postcard Project