Monday, February 18, 2013

Fantasy Faux Mail - Lesson Two

I've spent the weekend working on Lesson 2, in my Fantasy Faux Mail class (Lesson 1 was using luggage tags).  We were introduced to cancellation marks and personalized postage stamps.  I was wondering what the wine corks on our supply list were for; this was it - cancellation marks.  I had a hard time, being so used to Speedy Cut carving blocks, which are more stable than carving into cork.


I drew a turtle around one of my cork circles here.  
The other marks were made with some carving blocks I had.  
Maybe not exactly cancellation marks, but it was fun to carve some more stamps.


The postage stamps are what I was really excited about.  I was pretty tame at first, with the illustrations matching the borders in some way (Indochine and tea, Senegal and camel).  But then I started using some outrageous images.  


I even put myself on the inside of some stamps.  

This was a most enjoyable exercise!  I plan to cut my projects out with serrated scissors so they look more like postage stamps.   They are just for show and won’t help me save on postage.  But I know you can make postage stamps at places like Zazzle to use.  

6 comments:

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Look at you on your own postage stamp! I would think that the corks would be difficult to carve -- they would probably just fall apart if I attempted it!!

Andrea Durham said...

Very cute idea, this would be fun to do with my son! Thank you

Natasha Hoover said...

Cool stuff! I've made a couple of stamps, but I've never thought to make faux cancelation stamps and a wine cork seems like exactly the right thing! If it weren't icky and crumbly.

Rose said...

What a fun idea! Your stamps are cute. I love the concept of putting yourself on a stamp, too.

Nancy said...

Haha, how neat! I've seen the different stamps on zazzle- that's so cool!

Splendid Little Stars said...

How fun!

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