matchbox art

I am calling mail art for the first time.
One idea, I want to make art in/on matchbox or of box of its size.
I am not good at making small objects and just want to inspired from other. I would like to gather small sized box art. 
I have no intension to show in public at the moment, but I will post on my blog. 
Preferably match box size, but it could be like business card box or soap box, candy box etc... (intension of my project is a match box sized art but for YOU the kind of box is OPEN to your creativity)
Sending me in a regular sized airmail envelope, which means I like the box that fit in the size.
no due,
no fee,
Thank you.

I am a slow mailer but if you inspired me I will send back something in return. 


Tomoe Nakamura

2-22-2 Daiho Kanancho Minamikawachi-gun 

Osaka 585-0005 Japan

I will document your works on my mail art blog. 

note: to avoid confusion please do not post photos that are not appropriate. Thanks. 

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Latest Activity: Mar 13

Sample works

I will post more instruction and examples to give the idea... :) 

You can start with template to make your own box or you can repurpose the used matchbox or whatever small box and collage on it, or put some little 3D objects inside... (can be some little ephemera or trash... lol) 

paperiaarre from etsy

Discussion Forum

International Matchbox Edition as part of ARTSURPRISE.EU 2 Replies

hello mail art friends,i like to invite you to think about a special…Continue

Tags: iuoma, support, art, matchboxedition, artsurprise

Started by Juan Petry. Last reply by Juan Petry May 30, 2023.

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Comment by Tomoe N on November 24, 2023 at 8:23am

I received a matchbox art from Chrystobal in Belgium 🇧🇪

Comment by Tomoe N on November 22, 2023 at 11:16am

From Debra Mulnick in ID USA sent me a couple of matchboxes in flat with letter. Thank you 🙏

Comment by Tomoe N on October 17, 2023 at 2:49pm

Raina Huges work 

Comment by Tomoe N on October 17, 2023 at 2:40pm

I received a mail art from Nimfa Ursabia in Philippines Thank you! Very nice works of matchbox art.

Comment by Tomoe N on June 17, 2023 at 1:12am

Thank you for posting Sil.

Comment by Sil on June 16, 2023 at 5:52am

Comment by Tomoe N on June 1, 2023 at 8:14am

Thank you Sil,

It’s a good idea,

I don’t have a printer now though (thinking to buy a new one) I also have a book on making books, portfolio case etc. 

Comment by Sil on June 1, 2023 at 7:51am

handy website to generate templates, so you can focus on the artistic aspect when you no longer have empty matchboxes ;-)

Comment by Tomoe N on May 30, 2023 at 1:24am

Gracias Maria Jose.

Comment by Maria José Silva - Mizé on May 29, 2023 at 3:57pm

Em 28 de Julho de 2015, adicionei aqui meu trabalho em caixa de fósforos.


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