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"Certified Organic" is a 4" x 5-3/8" one-of-a-kind traditional paper collage, made entirely using recycled paper. The backing card is from the cover of a corporate annual report -- it is blank orange on the back. The point at the top of the picture extends 3/8" beyond the edge of the backing card. The collage is initialed and dated on the back, and will be mailed in a protective clear plastic sleeve with a rigid cardboard insert.

The text is from a Savannah, GA, tourism guide, and the "Certified Organic" label is from a wrapper for a Choice brand teabag, which is by the way very good tea.

What can I do with a postcard-sized collage, you might ask!

This collage is perfectly sized to be mounted on top of a 5" x 7" mat card for use in a standard frame (as shown in the second photo), or affixed to the front of a blank notecard. The back is blank enough to be used as a postcard if you wish. I do not recommend framing it or putting it in a traditional mat because of the point at the top.

I will be happy to mount the collage on a 5x7 mat card or a blank notecard (white or ivory, envelope included) for you at no additional charge -- convo me if interested. Traditional matting and frames are not included with this listing.

Shipping is listed to the U.S. and Canada. Buyers from other locations please contact me for postage info prior to purchasing.

NOTE: The copyright watermark is for the protection of the digital image. It is not present on the actual collage.


The Material Whirl is a collection of handmade traditional paper collages by Florida artist Matthew Hoffman. Each collage is made entirely from recycled paper including magazines, advertising, and dry packaging materials. Wrinkles, creases, odd cuts, and ragged edges add to the unique appeal of this process. Each collage is suitable for framing or affixing to a blank notecard; some (but not all) are blank enough on the back to be mailed as postcards. See the entire collection on my blog at http://materialwhirl.posterous.com, and please don't hesitate to contact me if you see others that you would like listed on Etsy, or to discuss permission to use one of the digital images.

The Material Whirl © Matthew Hoffman, Poinciana, FL.

Paper Collage - CERTIFIED ORGANIC - postcard-size handmade OOAK for framing or notecard


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, glue, cardstock, old photos, magazines, torn paper, advertising, cardboard, teabag
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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