A rather thick, vintage-looking airmail envelope arrived on a 'big mail Friday' along with several other pieces.
This lighthouse stamp is an entry for Sunday Stamps - for links to more lighthouses go here. It is part of a set titled 'Island Jewels'.
I think this is Bathurst Lighthouse (the other one on the island is Wadjemup lighthouse which opened in 1896, the first stone lighthouse in Australia). It opened in 1900.
Some selected pages. First up, Vizma.
Momkat's red offering.
And my own submission.
This is the envelope I sent it all off in in the first place.
This is an interesting concept. But, is it not too difficult to draw on toilet paper?ReplyDelete
Well, I have yet to draw on it. I think most people use rubber stamps, and they work well (there might be a bit of bleed through, as you can see). I actually printed mine - I put the toilet paper through my printer. It wasn't always successful, I think about 1/3 of the time the printer was angry.Delete
Intriguing project - ready made to become averts for loo roll.ReplyDelete
What a way to get such an interesting lighthouse stamp.
I know, right? It feels like this is the craziest combination of mail art and Sunday Stamps for me so far.Delete
Funny concept, and with Eva I was wondering about the drawnability of toilet paper. I recently joined a coffee filter mail art project and even the coffee filter was a little hard for my regular drawing habits (I succeeded though).ReplyDelete
And wow, you're a brave person, to put toilet paper into the printer - I wouldn't dare!
The lighthouse stamp is a beauty. I must have received this one also, some time ago. But until today I always thought 'oh, the lighthouse is too small' and never watched it as good as I do now. So I changed my mind, thanks to Sunday Stamps and to your blog post! :-)
Thanks! I was very careful when I put it through the printer :)Delete
Gorgeous setting for a lighthouse. A brave move - printer/toilet paper combo, sometimes I think I have spent more time delving into the interiors of printers than actually printing paper.ReplyDelete
True, it was a bit delicate, but fortunately easy to remove if it caused a jam.Delete
You mail art people are crazy!!! in a good way, of course :)ReplyDelete
I do remember sending letters home on some toilet paper that was waxy on one side (in the 1970s)
had to use google - it was called Izal! and you can still buy it in Britain apparently in some select places!
as for the stamp - I love the colour of the water the lighthouse is keeping watch over.
Thanks, I agree, I suppose we are all a bit mental. And now I want to know why you were using toilet paper to write on... that doesn't seem quite... how shall we say... standard?Delete
I was young and poor. And it was a novelty.Delete
Sounds like you were a mail artist and just didn't know it :)Delete