Friday, March 4, 2011

stamp of approval


Awhile ago I posted about organizing and framing some of my stamp collection. Well, I am glad to say a little progress has been made! I have completed two of the series so far... a red collection and a green collection, both framed in square birch frames. The series will eventually also include a blue, a yellow/orange, and possibly a purple collection... although that leaves me with an uneven number... so maybe a grey/black collection maybe needed as well to round the entire series out. Am working on the next one now... and it's a bit slow going since each stamp is mounted one by one... will keep tracking the progress as it goes!

33 comments:

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

these are so cool! by far the most interesting display of stamps i've ever seen.

you so clever! :)

Stacey said...

Wow, those are lovely.

I wonder if you could create prints from those and sell them.

Mary said...

this is a really awesome idea and way of using and displaying a collection. I have been doing similar things with little pictures and items of my grandparents...in my house right now it is use it or lose it...i love what you've done!

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KristiMcMurry said...

incredible! Very nice displays.

yeevon said...

so so so awesome :D :D from that I was wondering how many boxes of stamps you have collected?? Must be piles!

Meeling said...

Very cool!

I love the finished look...you're going to have quite the series when you are done.

Happy Friday!

Tiffzippy said...

Wow - I love how they are turning out. What a good idea. I can't wait to see the all of them together.

Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox said...

whoa! those look really great! I can see how a whole wall of diff colored set would look pretty amazing! are the frames covered in plexiglass or anything or just open?

PetalPetal said...

I would never have thought stamps could look so beautiful! What a brilliant idea!

Brianne
PetalPetal designs

LiPeony said...

wow that is a lot of stamps and that's one of the best framed stamps collections I've seen.

T @ Poppy Place said...

They turned out beautiful, Valerie :)

What a lot of work but such unique artwork you will find nowhere else :)

Have a lovely weekend, T :)

jdavissquared said...

i LOVE these! Can't wait to see them all!

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Almost Precious said...

What a time intensive task but a true labor of love. It looks fabulous. Will you be mounting the finished sets at a gallery or is this strictly for your own enjoyment, 'cause it would look wonderful in an upscale gallery !

debi said...

Wow! beautiful, how time consuming!! you must have alot of patience.

OnePerfectDay said...

These are fabulous!
What a great way to showcase stamps!!

briskmamma said...

Impressive stamp collection!

Frannie said...

Wow, I remember you organizing by color. They turned out just lovely.
Wonderful collection.

Stephanie said...

These are stunning!!

Suzanne said...

HOLY CRAP! they look super awesome!
makes me want to start collecting stamps by colour. i used to collect stamps when i was a kid - not sure what happened to my collection, but i sure wish i had it now!

lisaroyhandbags said...

I love these- they really make collecting stamps so chic! :)

My Life Under the Bus said...

They came out PERFECT!!! Love them - they are works of art!!!

Gallery32 said...

What a great project! So colorful and interesting. I like the way you arranged them. Have a great day!

ricebabies said...

I will see you at Got Craft in May. yay.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Oh gosh, they look great! I especially love the composition of the red one, great job miss! ♥

Kelley said...

Wow, this is such a creative and artistic way to display a stamp collection! You are awesome. That is all.

Terri said...

I love these... such a great idea!

Ola Fumilayo said...

Very well done!

thestoryofkat said...

wow, just catching up on blogs at last! LOVE how these turned out!!

HarmlessColor said...

Wow! You're amazing!
We collect stamps but have never really decided how to display them. I am going to show this to my husband.

HarmlessColor said...

Are you using acid free glue, or those little sticky tabs, or some other method to adhere them?

Doug Beckers said...

Love the final artwork/stampwork. May I ask how you mounted the stamps, I'd like to try a similar project. Thank you.