This is an archived posting from my previous website “Chips Antidotal Wanderings” – a personal blog about family, creative moments, and pain management activities in my life. That blog was active from 2004-2011.

ArtiStamps from the Past

Been a while since I created new ArtiStamps. So the swap that popped up over at ScrapArtist pushed my muse back into action again. We were only to make one. I got a little carried away and did three. You know how it is when you get started on something and just don’t want to put it down.

Added Notes: I had a couple people mention to me that I didn’t follow my usual way of doing things, because I didn’t describe my creative process for these stamps (that’s what I’ve done in previous ArtiStamp postings). So here it is inserted for those who are really bored and want more to read:

Design Process:
I picked out an actual vintage stamp for the base of my art piece.
Found pictures I thought would go well with the feeling or theme I was going to create.
Then I cut, and trimmed, and re-colored, and cut some more, added shadows, blended, cut some more, and finally got the elements all collaged together the way I thought would be apealing to the eye.
Then I “mounted” the collaged pieces to the vintage stamp and blended, cut, and re-colored some more.
When everything was placed on my palette how I wanted it, I added some additional distressing.
I cut/pasted a “postage canceled” seal onto a couple of them and called it good.

Stamp Names/Themes:
Sail Away” – Fly Away with me over the open seas to a place where the sun always shines bright
Meet Me At the Station” – Oh the places a young soul dreams of going to
Sit for a Minute and Read” – Let the imagination go to colorful places and experience big adventures through the pages of a book


I’ll have them available for sharing on my “Chips Creative Friendship Circle” that’s coming very soon. (wink, wink) Keep your eyes open for more info on the circle.

… Don’t you just hate it when they only give you a tiny taste of something and don’t give you the entire plate full.



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