I’ve just got in under the wire with this week’s make. All will become clear in a couple of weeks time.
I’ve collected stamps since I was a little girl. I had stamp albums that I inherited from my mum and dad and also collected used stamps for Blue Peter Christmas Appeals. Old habits die hard. I still can’t throw and envelope with a stamp away. Nowadays the stamps go to whatever charity is collecting them. The batch I used for this make included some that were damaged and of no use to collectors.
I started by taking the paper off the back of the stamp. To do this, soak the stamp in a container of water.
While the stamps are drying find a suitable container that you can use to stick the stamps to. I used a plastic container that had contained frosting.
When the stamps are dry fix them to the container one at a time. I used acrylic gel medium but you could use PVA glue or varnish.
When you have covered the whole container. Paint over the stamps with a layer of your fixative. Again, I used acrylic gel medium.
And here it is. I’ll probably use it as a Christmas gift box.