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.

Discussion Forum

Artistamp xchange 1 Reply

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Call 2 Replies

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Found some great scissors for cutting stamp edges! 10 Replies

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Help for How to Create Stamps 25 Replies

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Site in Germany (Yourstamps) 9 Replies

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Where to get sheets of dry gum paper 8 Replies

Started by A Badger. Last reply by Michael French Apr 27, 2021.

love all those invented stamps !!!

Started by Ifé Niklaus Dec 24, 2020.

"To perforate or not to perforate? That is the question" 11 Replies

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

Newbie to Mail Art 5 Replies

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

How do you use an artistamp on mail? 13 Replies

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

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Comment by Mikel Untzilla on September 20, 2023 at 10:00pm

Lancillotto Bellini 230716-2

Comment by Mikel Untzilla on September 20, 2023 at 9:58pm

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Comment by Mikel Untzilla on September 20, 2023 at 9:56pm

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Comment by Domenico Ferrara Foria on September 17, 2023 at 6:40am

Comment by Mikel Untzilla on August 25, 2023 at 3:55pm

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Comment by Mikel Untzilla on August 25, 2023 at 3:54pm

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Comment by Mikel Untzilla on August 25, 2023 at 3:52pm

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Comment by nonlocal variable on July 29, 2023 at 7:25pm

Made a 6" x 9" stamp, using a paper punch as a perforator. Now to find an envelope to paste it onto. 

Comment by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on July 28, 2023 at 2:00pm

I have in the past created mini sheets of 6 or 12 stamps from two sissix craft die cutters- but as good as these two dies are, the size is limiting. After some trial and error for creating an edging that’s like perforated edges I have got myself a perforating punch - it’s a small punch that I can only do narrow strips of stamps or with a bit of folding manipulation I can possibly punch an A5 sheet of maybe 4 larger stamps.

but this manipulation is quite tricky and very time consuming to even just work one peice of paper - plus with the folding makes me concerned about blunting the perforating blades.

I’d like to be able to take part in the swapping of the limited edition sheets of stamps

you all create, but is it acceptable for me to only be able to create my first limited editions as small half sheets or long strip sheets of stamps against your A4 sized sets?

The only other way I can do my own A4 limiters is to not perforate them myself and to just mark the devisions 

Comment by Mikel Untzilla on July 26, 2023 at 11:07pm

Jean-Charles Boilevin 230526


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