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    Come Play! Official Postage Stamp-A-Thon Thread Nov 11-14th

    It's a postage stamp-a-thon, brought to you by Evalila, Blanche, Ibus, and me!

    Here's how it works: You create art using actual postage stamps, copies of postage stamps, rubber stamp images of postage stamps. You can even create your own postage stamps! Post your work and trade away! (Please conduct trades via PM, though feel free to chat in the thread.)

    We start on Friday the 11th. If, wherever you live, it's Friday the 11th...start! You can also join in at any time. We will go all the way through Monday the 14th. If people need more time, we may go through Tuesday the 15th too. The main thing is to spend some time all creating, trading, chatting, and avoiding housework.

    Post your art here and/or in the athon gallery. (It really works best if you can do both.) Here's a link to the FAQ on posting: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/faq.php?faq=faq_gallery --If you get stuck, ask, and someone can help you. To put a card in the athon gallery, do as you would to post it in your gallery, but scroll down past atcs to trade, atcs for swaps, etc. to the athon gallery option.

    Challenges: (feel free to try these any day, all through the weekend, or not at all)

    postage stamp people--lots of postage stamps out there of different people's faces. Your challenge is to use the stamp as a launching pad to then collage/draw/paint/whatever the person's body. Works with animals, too. A couple of examples from me:





    finish the scene Slap that stamp down and where it's lines end, pick up where the artist left out. A postage stamp of a flower could be the centerpiece for a hand-drawn garden. (Anyone have examples of these?)

    inchies or twinchies Can you create them with postage stamps? Let's see!

    artistamps Create your own postage stamps, using whatever media you like! Here's a wikipedia page to get you started, but there's tons of web sites (and probably youtube videos) on the subject: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artistamp

    Even before it's Friday, feel free to work on backgrounds, soak stamps, and just hang out here. Ask questions, too! Share ideas! Immerse yourself in art!

    (If I've forgotten anything, let me know.)
    Last edited by CynthiaSillitoe; 11-09-2011 at 03:08 PM.

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    YAY! Canīt wait
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    hope to play sometime this weekend!

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    Evalila....I think I may have some stamps from trades we did a few years ago! I just got back to doing ATC's after a year or more "off" attending to other things. I am so looking forward to this weekend.

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    Yay, yay, yay! Glad to see other people looking forward to it. I got some art stuff in the mail today including some coasters to try for chunkies. I've not been getting enough art time this week and I'm eager to have some fun.

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    Yay! I am a busy bee getting my stamps soaked and working on some backgrounds!
    Can't wait!
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    Yipee - I'm going to play. It won't be until Friday night (my time) but I hope to have some time each day of the weekend as well.

    I've soaked off quite a few stamps from their backing and I am going to try and use mostly New Zealand stamps on my cards. I have a lovely set of butterfly stamps I am going to incorporate into a card or two as well as other Kiwiana themed stamps.

    When I post swaps I always try and put interesting stamps on my envies as well.

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    I'm in!!
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    Yay, yay, yay! Wish it were almost Friday here. Maybe I'll do some backgrounds tomorrow.

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    Mom sent me some more stamps and I got them trimmed tonight.

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    Gonna be out of town tomorrow and Friday, but hope to hop into the fray of fun, Saturday, Sunday and/or Monday!! Looking forward to my First "A-Thon" with postage stamps!!!!

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    I just found this thread and would love to join in the fun......it will be my first ever Athon. Off to find some stamps.......its Friday here in less than an hour.

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    Oh fun! I'm sorting through my stash of stamps and backgrounds right now.

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    I am working from home tomorrow, but I think that in between I will be arting as well

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    I have a bunch of stamps ... have some backgrounds ... and have to work all weekend ... hopefully inbetween times I can do some art ... been fighting that dreaded "your muse is locked in a cage and you must find the key to unlock her" monster!
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    I am ready! Got my stamps, got some backgrounds.... but it's not Friday yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-dazzled71 View Post
    I just found this thread and would love to join in the fun......it will be my first ever Athon. Off to find some stamps.......its Friday here in less than an hour.
    Ooh, welcome to your first a-thon!

    Kitty, I hear you. Time moves too slow before an a-thon, and too fast during it.

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    These challenges are fun, too! Most of tomorrow will be spend at university but I look forward to play once I get back home (that is, if I got some energy left hah, if not I'll zonk out on the couch with the laptop and get inspiration from all you people beautiful art and will play on saturday!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyNL View Post
    I am ready! Got my stamps, got some backgrounds.... but it's not Friday yet
    Friday DOES come a little quicker for us then it does for those in the States though... only 1h25m to go!! Did Australia already start the postage-a-thon?

    Hmm I COULD stay up a little late and get some art in BEFORE bed.. who needs to be rested before class anyway?
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    I ordered some special stamps for my envies (our local PO never had them when I asked) and they arrived at the last minute.

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