Saturday, April 1, 2017

Artistamps from TicTac

Well, Eva suggested that I take part in the Blogging from A to Z April challenge. I decided I wasn't going to at first, however the upcoming posts weren't too hard to organize alphabetically. There is an A-Z post every day except Sundays, except Z on Sunday the 30th. So here we go...

Ptrzia always sends such amazing things. This beautifully packaged set of artistamps (also called faux postage, or cinderella stamps) celebrating Georgia O'Keefe was in response to my banana postcard! Great fish rubber stamp, too.



Do you like artistamps?

Have you ever made any yourself?

28 comments:

  1. So I managed to drag you into this... ;)
    Don't blame me if you don't like at the end!

    I'm happy that there is another mail-related theme in the challenge. For us, a bit like anew release of TPF, isn't it?

    Nice artistamps, by the way.

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    1. Don't worry, I would never blame you. A few letters are being difficult, but that's to be expected. Yes, a bit like TFP on steroids!

      I was blown away by this mail from Tic Tac - all I sent her was a ghost banana on a postcard, and she sent all this.

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  2. I like Georgia O'Keefe. I have never come across artistamps before.

    Regards

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    Anne Young

    Anne's family history

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I am always amazed at other people's creativity.

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  3. The art stamps are very pretty. Art stamps are new for me. I look forward to coming back for the rest of the challenge.

    Hey, It's Ann visiting from A to Z So Much to Choose From and
    Science Ladybug

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    1. Ptrzia is a very talented artistamp designer, her work always amazes me. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. So glad to see you here. I LOVE faux art stamps. On my list of artistic endeavors to do. My blog is mostly about fabric, paper, book structures & whatever is going on in my studio/mind. I'll be back!
    Abstract Art

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    1. It can be tough to decide what will look good in the small format of a stamp, but overall the fun of it makes it worth while.

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  5. Like Anne, I had never heard of artiststamps before, but they seem like such fun. :-)

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    1. They are a lot of fun, although of course sometimes getting the printing right is a pain.

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  6. Inlove artistamps but I have never made any. My main issue is that I want them to look like real stamps (my eternal quest for perfection ?) but I don t know how to do the perforation. I remember faux stamps from Eni Looka where he had cut the stamp manually with cissors. I would NEVER have the skill and the patience for that!

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    1. Like you I have no skill/patience for careful hand cutting on a big scale. Fortunately for me, there is a company in the US, Olathe Post, that sells perforated, gummed paper that goes through the desktop printer. The sheets I bought are of the slightly lower quality finish, so it feels more like paper. I believe they also sell glossier paper (more expensive). I am trying to stick with my resolution to use up supplies before buying new ones, so maybe when my perforated paper is used up I'll try the higher quality - it might have more the feel of a stamp.

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  7. I really like Artistamps & had three different ones made, I would not do all the perforating by hand my self. They look pretty real. I plan to start using them soon. If anyone is interested I can send you the person's contact who does these with an old fashion machine, so everything is consistant

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    1. Looking forward to seeing your stamps.

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  8. I love using stamps and have carved my own stamps for my collages. Love the actual Georgia stamp.

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  9. Il y a un très beau dossier dans un flow magazine consacré à Georgia O' Keeffe intitulé les couleurs de la liberté ,il y a 2 portraits photographiés par Alfred Stieglitz.Très intéressant !

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    1. O'Keefe is an incredible figure. Her use of color is spectacular.

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  10. Hi Finn - I've never come across arti-stamps before. Yet what you've showed us certainly is lovely to see ... and Georgia O'Keefe is a special artist ... very talented ... good to see you and thanks for coming by my A-Z ... cheers Hilary

    A for Aurochs

    Today’s A - Z Challenge 2017 post

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    1. You bet, and thanks for returning the favor.

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  11. Never heard of artistamps. Makes for a busy envelope. An interesting form of art mail. I wish I'd get some of these in my mail instead of the junk that I get.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. As many people in the mail art/letter writing game say: send a letter to receive a letter.

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  12. Oh wow, thank you for sharing! I love Ptrzia's mail art. She has sent me several artistamps (while I had sent her bubbles and bottles-with-messages :-) (for two of her previous and inspiring mail art projects, you should take a look, I think her online galleries about the themes mentioned still are on the internet)

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    1. Thanks for the advice - I will go and take a look. Her stamps are wonderful, aren't they!

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  13. That fish is awesome! Excellent share.
    My friend has been searching, for a few years now, for a rubber stamp of the Eastern Hemisphere. I'm not sure that's exactly the same as what you've posted about, or more "art adjacent."

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    1. Well, who is to say what is or isn't art? Rubber stamping is considered crafting by some, art by others. An eastern hemisphere is an interesting stamp to seek out - hope your friend finds one, although you can have them made - there are several places that will do this, just google 'make your own rubber stamp'.

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