Posts tagged postage stamps
12:43 pm - Wed, Jan 18, 2012
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New York-based artist Molly Rausch paints the extended scenes around the edges of postage stamps, imagining the continued horizons and broader stories told by stamp artwork.  (via Colossal)

Did any of y’all collect stamps when you were a kid — enjoying the process of tearing the postmarked/stamped corners off envelopes, soaking the torn pieces in hot water to remove the stamps, then carefully drying the stamps? I did, which could explain, in part, why I find objects made from stamps appealing. 
Visit Molly’s site to check out some of her other work, like this Monopoly piece:
 

New York-based artist Molly Rausch paints the extended scenes around the edges of postage stamps, imagining the continued horizons and broader stories told by stamp artwork.  (via Colossal)

Did any of y’all collect stamps when you were a kid — enjoying the process of tearing the postmarked/stamped corners off envelopes, soaking the torn pieces in hot water to remove the stamps, then carefully drying the stamps? I did, which could explain, in part, why I find objects made from stamps appealing. 

Visit Molly’s site to check out some of her other work, like this Monopoly piece:

 

12:37 pm
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british postage stamp bangle - eclectic mix by TalithaAstrellita
8:15 am - Wed, Jan 4, 2012
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Peter Clark is an epically-talented collage artist who focuses much of his expertise on creating dog collage portraits. The workmanship evidenced in his pieces completely blows me away. Peter uses an extensive collection of found papers [such as postage stamps and maps] as his palette “which are colored, patterned or textured by their printed, written, or worn surfaces.” He uses this found media to “paint” his collages. And the results are completely stunning!

More photos and info: Peter Clark Dog Collages | Dog Milk

Peter Clark is an epically-talented collage artist who focuses much of his expertise on creating dog collage portraits. The workmanship evidenced in his pieces completely blows me away. Peter uses an extensive collection of found papers [such as postage stamps and maps] as his palette “which are colored, patterned or textured by their printed, written, or worn surfaces.” He uses this found media to “paint” his collages. And the results are completely stunning!

More photos and info: Peter Clark Dog Collages | Dog Milk

10:10 am - Tue, Mar 15, 2011
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After soaking vintage envelope corners in water to remove postage stamps from them, Cathe Holden put the postmarked scraps of paper to good use: she sewed them together to make pennant bunting (garland). (Cathe used the stamps for another project.) Check out Cathe’s finished garland, which I think would make for excellent party decoration, at her Just Something I Made blog.
Postal matters, post 2 of 2. See post 1, postage stamp bowl, here.

After soaking vintage envelope corners in water to remove postage stamps from them, Cathe Holden put the postmarked scraps of paper to good use: she sewed them together to make pennant bunting (garland). (Cathe used the stamps for another project.) Check out Cathe’s finished garland, which I think would make for excellent party decoration, at her Just Something I Made blog.

Postal matters, post 2 of 2. See post 1, postage stamp bowl, here.

10:07 am
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This bowl is a papier mache base of old newspapers and glue in several layers for added strength. The final decorative layer is made from … stamps. All the stamps were soaked off the envelopes and applied to the bowl in an overlapping layer. (via Postage Stamp Bowl - by Amanda Hone from Repurposed art exhibit)

Postal matters, post 1 of 2.

This bowl is a papier mache base of old newspapers and glue in several layers for added strength. The final decorative layer is made from … stamps. All the stamps were soaked off the envelopes and applied to the bowl in an overlapping layer. (via Postage Stamp Bowl - by Amanda Hone from Repurposed art exhibit)

Postal matters, post 1 of 2.

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