Thursday, July 3, 2014

Postage Stamp Art

I decided to play in a Postage Stamp Art-athon this weekend at atcsforall.com in the hopes that it got my muse activated. An Art-athon is an art marathon where we "hang out" together online and "chat" and sometimes trade art... and I've actually made a few ATCs! 

While I do trade some ATCs, there are a few I like so much, I cannot trade them away. This one in particular will be framed and in my studio. 
The background is an abstract on watercolor paper that I didn't like so I cut it into ATC backgrounds. I adore that bird stamp, it's so lovely! And when I saw this particular background, well, that was that.  

Here are some of my "trade-able" favorites ATCs.
The King is an altered playing card stained with alcohol inks. The others are all paper napkins, vintage text or stamped script, inks, postage stamps and finished with beeswax. Fairly simple, but they made me happy. And it's all about making me happy. :) 

I've collected some pretty awesome stamps over the past few years, specifically to use in my collage art. Fortunately, I have a friend who sells fabulous used postage stamps on Etsy, so I can feed my addiction. Check out LarkroseInspirations if you also love to use old stamps in your work. 

Thanks for stopping by! To my American Friends, have a wonderful 4th of July! 






11 comments:

MeOfCourse said...

Picture perfect. Very nice. I also love your blooming bee balm. It's wonderful. Have a safe and great Fourth.
gloria

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wow this is really quite beautiful. Well done.
Nicole/Beadwright

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece! Valerie

Christine said...

so delicate and pretty!

Nic McLean said...

I can see why toy want to hold onto the bird atc-beautiful. I love the bright abstract background. They're all lovely in fact-a clever idea to alter the playng card.

Laurie M said...

they are all gorgeous!!each one a masterpiece!

Serena Lewis said...

Beautiful! I love the colours! :)

Giggles said...

Wow such gorgeous atc's....so romantic and pretty!

Hugs Giggles

Faye said...

My first foray into internet art was through ATCs. I have 2 or 3 albums of them. Yours are gorgeous. No wonder it's hard to trade them off.

AnnD said...

The one you're framing is simply beautiful! I can understand why you want to keep it! :D

Tammie Dickerson said...

I love all of your work! Wonderful romantic feel and the green one is really stunning! You create a very special mood in each of them! Happy PPF!

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