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Creating Art With Old Postage Stamps

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There are so many fun things to do with old postage stamps. I decided to create a bit of art for Spring.
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I watered down three shades of blue paint and applied it to a canvas in a slip slap manner. Stroking a few times in one direction and then stroking the opposite direction while still wet. A touch of Coral was added in the corner for a hint of sunlight.
  • creating art with old postage stamps, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
The branch was cut out using a Cricket machine and then stenciled on. Green stamps were used to make dimensional leaves.
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I traced the bird shape on to poster board and glued the stamps down. After gluing the stamps I retraced the bird and cut it out.
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I placed a brown stamp on the birds beak and feet.
  • creating art with old postage stamps, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
These stamps were found in an old Dr's bag my sister had. Didn't have the heart to throw them out. So glad I didn't! The possibilities are endless!

To see more: http://jannolson.blogspot.com/2015/02/creating-art-from-old-stamps.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Helen Cavender King

    I have stamps from around the world that I collected while working at a travel agency. I can't decide what to do with them.

    • Jann Olson
      Jann Olson Alpine, UT

      @Helen Cavender King Sounds like a wonderful collection!

  • Nancy Hull
    Nancy Hull Eudora, KS

    Very cute...I have kept some unusually pretty used stamps but never thought of what to do with them. This is a very cute idea! Thank you!

    • Jann Olson
      Jann Olson Alpine, UT

      @Nancy Hull
      Thank you Nancy! It was a fun project.

  • Diana Petrillo
    Diana Petrillo Schenectady, NY

    Love this idea Jann!

    • Jann Olson
      Jann Olson Alpine, UT

      @Diana Petrillo
      Thanks so much Diana!

  • Stephanie
    Stephanie Fremont, NE

    You can put your stamps to an even better use. Send them to the Stamp Ministry. Alliance Stamp Ministry, 15000 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33908. From here, they are processed and sold to collectors. The money is used to purchase children's

  • Djribordy
    Djribordy Westchester, IL

    Thank you very much!!

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