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


  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.

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

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

  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.

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

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


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