Monday, July 2, 2012

Postage Stamp Charms

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all survived the massive storm that went through on Friday!  It hit us with a fury but thankfully our end of town was topped this spring so no limbs down on lines and we still have electricity!  I know there are many folks that don't and won't have power for several days ~ what's even worse are the 90 & 100+ temps forecast for this week.  I hope that if you know someone who is w/o power that you urge them to seek shelter at a cooling center for at least part of the day so they have some reprieve from the scorching temps.

Recently I was talking about postage stamps and by chance my ds bought me several bags of stamps this past weekend while he was visiting an antique tractor show.  I thought it was the perfect opportunity to incorporate them into a charm!

Stamps come in several sizes with a variety of themes and colors....

Postage Stamp Charms 001

The first thing I did was to glue the stamp face down onto the charm....  I used 3D Crystal Lacquer but there are any number of glues that will work.

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After it was dry I sanded off the excess paper....

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Here is what they look like at this point...

You have a choice from here...you can either coat them with a layer of the lacquer to seal the stamp or you can glue a piece of ephemera/pattern paper to the back to protect the stamp.  Either way your charm is sure to be a hit!

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Now you're not just limited to acrylic charms...Here I've used a few more stamps paired with "fillable" charms...  Simply glue your stamp to the charm then fill with desired glue/lacquer. 
Postage Stamp Charms 006

You can see how cool they turned out....


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An Irish Stamp....

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I made this one for myself :)

Postage Stamp Charms 011

So there you go...
remember to always check your envelope for postage stamps...
they come in soooo handy!!!

9 comments:

  1. Hmmmm...this was an idea floating around in my head for the charm swap...now I don't know if I need to do it or not - LOL

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  2. How cool is that! You are so awesome!
    candace@cool2craft.com

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  3. Those look FABULOUS!! Especially love the fillable charms...that Marilyn image is awesome!

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  4. AWESOME! I have so many stamps that I have saved and these are great. I will now have to get some of the charms and start playing.

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