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ArtiStamps Creators

A Group for all that love and make artistamps. Stories, concepts, special issues, All there is to know

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An artistamp (a portmanteau of the words "artist" and "stamp") or artist's stamp refers to a postage stamp-like artform. It is similar to a Cinderella stamp in that it is not valid for postage, but it differs from a forgery or a bogus stamp in that (typically) the creator has no intent to fool any post office or collector of stamps. (However, depending on how the stamp is used, it may be difficult to distinguish artistamps from local post stamps.) The artistamp is intended to be a miniature artwork which can depict or commemorate any subject its creator chooses.

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Started by Alexander Limarev. Last reply by Carmen Kennedy Jan 28. 1 Reply

"To perforate or not to perforate? That is the question"

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Sep 23, 2019. 11 Replies

Newbie to Mail Art

Started by The Artful Writer. Last reply by The Artful Writer May 27, 2019. 5 Replies

Site in Germany (Yourstamps)

Started by Sandra Skies Ludwig. Last reply by Jean-Philippe Gilliot Sep 18, 2018. 8 Replies

How do you use an artistamp on mail?

Started by The Fishmonger. Last reply by Azzaro Jul 19, 2018. 13 Replies

Found some great scissors for cutting stamp edges!

Started by Terri Jones. Last reply by Keith Miller May 31, 2018. 7 Replies

Care and maintenance of perforator

Started by A Badger. Last reply by A Badger Oct 31, 2016. 9 Replies

Where to get sheets of dry gum paper

Started by A Badger. Last reply by A Badger Oct 14, 2016. 7 Replies

Two Free Artistamp Resources

Started by Lisa Vollrath Aug 27, 2013. 0 Replies

Help for How to Create Stamps

Started by Rachel Fasig. Last reply by Dorin Cojocariu Dec 22, 2011. 19 Replies

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Comment by Robin Jeree on September 23, 2019 at 6:14pm

I was just on 100proofpress.com this weekend. With the perforated patterns of their postage paper, they offer matching stamp sheet templates (physical ones). These could be useful for making stamps by hand, which is what I want to try for my first set (as Mary Anne mentioned)--any tips are appreciated. 

Comment by Robin Jeree on September 23, 2019 at 6:08pm

Yay Jayne! these are great! 

and what a score to find stamp sheets at a garage sale...

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on September 23, 2019 at 3:28pm

Hi, Jayne. I used to purchase from them and have naught but wonderful results to recall, HOWEVER, that was probably 30-yr ago.

Comment by Jayne Barket Lyons on September 23, 2019 at 2:29am

*I haven't purchased anything from THEM...

Comment by Jayne Barket Lyons on September 23, 2019 at 2:17am

Recently shared this on Facebook - my very first sheet of artistamps. Made with a vintage photo from my personal collection.

Printed on ungummed stamp sheets I picked up at a garage sale. The stamp sheets are from 100proofpress.com (they call them 'postage paper'). I haven't purchased anything from they, but I'd like to.  Their rubber stamps look FAB!

I'll be photocopying this artistamps sheet, and signing / dating each one. If you'd like one please let me know. Perhaps you'd like to trade? 


Comment by Mary Anne on September 8, 2019 at 12:51pm

Found this whilst poking around the internet.
Maybe it is of interest . . .
https://www.photostamps.net.au/

Comment by William M on September 8, 2019 at 10:08am

a half-sheet of artistamps for a little project i'm working on.

Comment by William M on September 8, 2019 at 10:07am

thanks for sharing carolyn. great to see this and the stamps.

Comment by Mary Anne on August 31, 2019 at 3:17pm

I am glad you appreciate them.  I only chose at random the first examples I came across so take a look at his site: michaelthompsonart.com

I have been having a poke about looking for Trump artistamps.  There are quite a good few but nearly all 'anti' so I was pleased to find today some 'pro', at least I think they are judging from the other items the same seller has on Ebay.  It isn't too obvious.  There are five different but I will only show one, just for the archive so to say, because I am thinking that a lot of people would not allow them the description 'artistamp'.

Comment by Mary Anne on August 31, 2019 at 2:58pm

Oh, welldone William. and thanks.  My computer skills are always a little hit or miss . . .

 

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