Postage stamp art

Postage Stamps Art

On one of my visits home I picked up the stamp collection book that I did when young. It seemed a shame that all the colourful stamps would just stay in the book never to be looked at so I decided to make a picture out of some of them. I took out all the stamps of a similar size and sorted them into colour groups. Then I arranged them on some plain cream card as a rainbow starting from the top left corner going down to the bottom right corner. The stamps are stuck to the card using those little foam pads you can buy for card craft. I made sure the pads were measured precisely so that the stamps wouldn’t look wonky!

The frame was a cheap one from The Range and I cut the mount to size around the stamps.

Very pleased with the end result- at the moment it is propped on the picture ledge in the spare bedroom.

I am hoping to do some more stamp art with the bigger stamps from the collection- work in progress so far!

Comments

  1. Sarah Slimm says:

    I love this idea! I have a large worldwide stamp collection which like you said just gets hidden away, so this is a perfect idea for displaying them in a contemporary way! I have an extensive coin collection as well from back in the day….maybe could do something creative with that too! x Thanks x

    • Thanks for your kind comments. I’ve been planning to do something with some more of the stamps, not got around to it yet! Would love to know what you do with the coins! X

  2. I was looking around online to find a way to use my stamps and found this! Its so beautiful and its actually something I would hang. Thanks for the idea!

  3. I’m waiting to see what have you done with the bigger stamps. Do Share the idea here. I have a collection of over 2000 of all sizes.

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