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    ALTERED p o s t a g e stamp swap - Due March 20

    Swap Due Date: Friday, March 20
    Withdraw Date: none - please communicate
    Number of Cards: 3 for 3
    Number of participants: 20 (this is my second swap)
    Medium: Open Media : hd/hp and/or mixed media of any kind

    Join me in creating miniature postage works of art!

    Guidelines for this swap are: see if one of these techniques will be fun for you:

    * Cutting, pasting, or otherwise altering postage stamp(s) to create an atc
    * Using a single postage stamp face and adding the body, background, etc to make a new person
    * Painting/drawing a face, and adding postage stamps for details such as clothing, hair, etc.
    * Use just postage stamps to create a recognizable person, place, animal, or object


    Please look at the examples below!

    Card Guidelines:

    * Each card must be a standard ATC size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches
    * Send only original art, not reprints.
    * No embellishments, please. Layered paper only.
    * Make sure the cards are sturdy, and are backed if too flimsy.
    * Label the back of each card with the swap name, date, your username, your real name and location.

    Mailing Guidelines:

    * Simply send one forever stamp, and a label with your mailing address, with the returns.
    * Please use only washi tape, or painter's tape, so the tape doesn't ruin the plastic sleeve.
    * Please leave i-trader for me, and you rock comments for your return artists.
    * Please pm me for my new address

    I will try my best to trade effort for effort in this swap. Cutting and pasting small stamps can be time
    consuming, and i understand this.


    here are examples - the first 2 are mine, the others are from pinterest "altered postage stamp atcs"

    IMG_2603.jpgIMG_1979.jpg

    Screen Shot 2020-01-25 at 11.44.11 AM.jpg this is a great example of mosaic postage stamp art

    Screen Shot 2020-01-25 at 11.37.52 AM.jpgScreen Shot 2020-01-25 at 11.45.04 AM.jpg



    please let me know if you would like some stamps to get started.


    1. essy
    2. donnacr
    3. spottedcrow
    4. joamosatcharterdotnet
    5. castlequeen5
    6. mwilding
    7. plumhill2001
    8. karr311
    9. nanvan
    10. lucie
    11. angeljoy
    12. mandaloolee
    13. catladybj
    14. fandanie
    15. ancientplanter




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    Count me in please! Thank you!
    http://eclecticworks.blogspot.com/
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    artist once he grows up.~Pablo Picasso

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    I am fascinated with the girl with the postage stamp skirt but feel that life size stamps would be too big. Would it be all right if I made a collage of stamps, then scanned and reduced it for her skirt?

    I have lots of other ideas - sign me up, please.

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    welcome essy! and donncr! glad to have you!!

    i agree that life size stamps could be too big ... you are welcome to cut them down, if that would work.
    i think that any way you want to alter postage stamps is fine.

    some stamps are kind of boring, and colorful, and could be used as mostly color and design.
    but, there are stamps that are amazing works of art, that could be played with.

    it will be fun to see how everyone's interpretation of this turns out! post photos, if possible.

    donnacr, your ideas and photos are welcome!
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    I would like to join please This sounds like fun!
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    welcome spottedcrow! glad to have you join us!
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    I would like to Lurk for now. I will go through my Postage stamps Collection (that is saying Please Play with us) and see what I may be able to Create

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    i understand, terrif!

    happy to have you lurk!
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    Please sign me up. This swap looks so interesting.

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    joamosatcharterdotnet and castlequeen5 welcome to the swap!!
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    i found one more example that involves using stamps, minus the white edges, which have been cut off..

    this makes the stamps smaller, and has an interesting look to it, for clothing, accessories, etc.

    i tried to add an example, but i have reached my limit!
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    thanks for lurking, dithespy ..
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    Please sign me up! This sounds like a fun challenge!
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    absolutely, plumhill2001! thanks for joining!!
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    Finished my cards, PLEASE Sign me up (if I accomplished the challenge) photo of cards attached.
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    Karr3ll those cards are awesome. Gives me some inspiration.

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    karr311, your cards are terrific! such fun postage people!! you are signed up!!
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