Saturday, December 7, 2013

Stamp People

Another wonderful Mail Art challenge with Lenna and Jo! I was inspired by Beth’s postage stamp people (THANKS B) and I Googled to see what others had done – what fun (and imagination). So I floated the idea with my peeps and they agreed to try it out. I have not received theirs yet but they both got mine so I can share. I have a stash of old stamps that took some time to go through to find the two I wanted to use. It was not as easy as I thought it would be! 
And finding a “body” to fit was just as challenging….but it was all good. This was one I definitely wanted to use...
 
First up is Lenna’s – while the text came later it just seemed so perfect for her…Lenna DOES have an inner warrior and I was so happy to do this one for her. The background was a scrap from a less than successful attempt with my Gelli Plate. I thrifted a wonderful book old book, International Library of Technology: Brick, Stone and Poster, which is where the architecture graphic came from.

I got rather silly with Jo’s  - I found this great graphic at Artefacts...

The background was left over (shush) from our last swap and the colours matched! I explained to Jo that my Mum’s maiden name is Halsey (seriously) and I immediately thought of the Paul McCartney lyrics while doing this one for her. Such fun!

Will post theirs when they arrive. Next theme is Renaissance hmmmm. Enjoy. Jewels

7 comments:

  1. These are great! Love the first one especially. I really need to give this a try, but after the holidays. My free time is currently booked making Christmas gifts.

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  2. I have missed your posts but figured work has been getting the best of you. Lots of snow up north for us also.

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  3. Too cool, huh? Really like your body choices. Hugs.

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  4. These are wonderful! I did this once for a postcard--put a postage stamp head and sketched the body. I love what you have done here, and I never thought of doing a search to find other examples.

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  5. Those are wonderful, Julie! You come up with such cool pieces of art. How great to make stamp people!!
    Carol

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  6. This was such a fun swap - and I love what you have done!

    xx

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  7. Loved seeing this post and I adore my "inner warrior" : )) Fixing to get mine finished up soon, thanks for your patience!

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