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. 

Members: 57
Latest Activity: Jul 11

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

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Comment by Carien van Hest on July 11, 2022 at 9:48am




Comment by Sil on October 16, 2021 at 7:55am

fantastic surprise, thank you Susan Weisberg, I love your mail art.

Comment by Amy Candiotti on January 8, 2021 at 6:01am

Hello--  Who is still active in this group?  I would like to exchange matchbox art.  Tiny and mighty!

Comment by Tomoe N on March 7, 2018 at 8:25am

A new matchbox came I normally posting on FB lately so here is the link.

Comment by Tomoe N on March 7, 2018 at 8:24am
Comment by Tomoe N on November 21, 2015 at 1:05am

From Tara aka Sinclair Scripa

Fur box

Sparrow breast bone and goose rib.

Think of it it is the first one on the theme of animal.

Nice idea!

Thanks! (^_^)

Comment by m nidham on October 29, 2015 at 2:20am

Nice work ...

Comment by Tomoe N on October 3, 2015 at 10:21am

matchbox art from Dorothee Mesander 
porcelain like feel

Comment by Tomoe N on September 25, 2015 at 3:08am

3 more works that were received but not listed.

All different ideas and look different. 

Comment by William M on September 24, 2015 at 2:09pm

i love how varied and international all these different boxes are. some fantastic work.


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