Tuesday, September 28, 2010
This was a totally new experience for me. I was given some Postage Papers and couldn't wait to play with them.
My first thought was to create a design that went across the entire sheet but after viewing a few comments online I realized that what makes postage stamps unique is that they are repetitive bits of art.
So I dug through my small stamp collection and found this monkey that I have been wanting to use. I created the words on my computer and printed the sheet. The alignment is slightly off so I will have to practice getting that exact.
Next, I cut a paper stencil that was the size of a single postage stamp. I laid the stencil on top of each stamp and inked Tea Dye and Barn Door Distress Inks on each postage stamp and along the outer edges of the sheet.
Finally I stamped the monkey on top of each postage stamp.
With a little more thought and time I can see that making these postage stamps can be very creative.