Faux postage making was a fun afternoon of paper play.
From other challenge blogs, I have found Try It On Tuesday .
This fortnight they are challenging artists with BUTTERFLIES.
Butterflies are a favorite to add to art.
I’ve made faux postage before that was a part of the inking and stamping design. I hadn’t made separate pieces to use as ephemera. So it was fun to make these.
I had a postage edge die that I’ve not used much. It was perfect for these. Cut, they measure 1.75” X 1.25”. Paper scraps are perfect for making these. I cut the base paper and inked the edges.
I cut a lighter scrap using the same die then cutting off the postage edges and inking the straight edges.
The two pieces are then glued together.
Then the search for designing the stamps...the really fun part.
That roll of Washi tape has 5 different butterflies on it.
I’d made 7 bases so I used a bicycle washi tape and then a small flower rubber stamp colored with Tombow markers.
These ephemera pieces are going to be fun to add to my art.
May 2021 Calendar Journal