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.