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Paper Collage for framing or notecard - Broad side of a barn - postcard-size handmade one of a kind

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"Broad side of a barn" is a 4-1/4" x 4-3/4" one-of-a-kind traditional paper collage, made entirely using recycled paper -- in this case, random magazine photos. The backing card is some kind of cardboard that's heavier than what I usually use, but I don't remember where it came from. The collage is initialed and dated on the back, and will be mailed in a protective clear plastic sleeve with a rigid cardboard insert.

What can I do with a postcard-sized collage, you might ask? (If you've looked at any of my listings before, you already know!)

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. Or you can just display it as is. It's blank enough on the back to be turned into a postcard, but some research on the USPS website might be needed to determine if they would allow a postcard of this somewhat non-standard size. You could also use a traditional mat and frame, though personally I think such formal framing takes away from the recycledness of it. (Though, if you buy it, your choice of course.)

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, 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 for framing or notecard - Broad side of a barn - postcard-size handmade one of a kind


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, glue, cardstock, old photos, magazines, torn paper, advertising, cardboard, recycled, notecard
  • Ships from Florida, United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 31 reviews
  • Favorited by: 22 people