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David Stafford's Discussions

Mail Art Call

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Stafford Jul 14, 2014. 2 Replies

I think I'm going to do a Mail Art Call but I'm not sure what the best way to announce it. What is the preferred protocol?Continue

Best adhesive for collage

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Gayer on Tuesday. 71 Replies

A friend asks: What's the best adhesive for magazine collage that won't wrinkle the paper? I told him Spray Mount...anybody have any other suggestions?Continue

Collage Materials

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mim Golub Scalin Dec 13, 2011. 47 Replies

20 years ago I came upon a stash of Time Magazines circa 1952. These have followed me around long enough. If anyone wants them and is willing to pay the shipping I'll send them to a good home. (in…Continue

 

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Ptrzia (TICTAC) replied to David Stafford's discussion Best adhesive for collage
"as Mary answered, it takes quite a while, yes hours, also it depends how much it's diluted. i used it as it was in the jar. it gave me time to reposition the bits and pieces to perfection. i used it with newspaper paper and it did not pucker,…"
Feb 8
Kosmo Vinyl replied to David Stafford's discussion Best adhesive for collage
"Not much said about it, but it was mentioned. Re "plasticky" I have a pal who says if you make it up and it's understood it's a word !"
Feb 8
Mary Wheeler replied to David Stafford's discussion Best adhesive for collage
"oh that's interesting!  i'll look back in the thread.  i wonder if the introduction of plasticky (am i now making up a word?) glues would harm the organic materials used in an older work.  i tried this glue as part of a…"
Feb 8
Kosmo Vinyl replied to David Stafford's discussion Best adhesive for collage
"Thanks Mary, as mentioned earlier in this Discussion wheat and rice pastes seem to be favored by conservators (? Did I make that word up ?) "
Feb 8
Mary Wheeler replied to David Stafford's discussion Best adhesive for collage
"I have also only used Nori paste on very thin mulberry papers.  It took hours to dry for me, but I used it cut with some water.  I think the main advantage is that it stays workable for such a long time so you can reposition things while…"
Feb 8
Kosmo Vinyl replied to David Stafford's discussion Best adhesive for collage
"Thanks Ptrzia you say "slow drying" - how long ?"
Feb 8
Ptrzia (TICTAC) replied to David Stafford's discussion Best adhesive for collage
"it's a rice base glue, slow drying and it can be mixed with water if needed. i have used it on very thin paper but it has many other uses. that particular make here is expensive but a small amount of paste goes a long way. i find it very good."
Feb 8
Kosmo Vinyl replied to David Stafford's discussion Best adhesive for collage
"Anyone know anything about Yasatomo Nori "paste" ? I spotted some in an Art Supply store here in NYC, but thought I'd ask IUOMA before buying any."
Feb 8
Nancy Bell Scott commented on David Stafford's blog post Keith Chambers, Nancy Bell Scott, Jay Block, Carina Granlund… Plus More!
"U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a vast conglomerational octopus IS a person, which means you have all the rights of a person and therefore deserve to have your vital blogging funds restored yesterday. Hurry up and apply before the next E.O., we need…"
Feb 7
David Stafford commented on David Stafford's blog post Keith Chambers, Nancy Bell Scott, Jay Block, Carina Granlund… Plus More!
"I receive no financial assistance for this ministry, Nancy. I guess you know that about me by now. But certain people believe that Dave Mail Art Inc is not a person but a vast conglomerational octopus. Well, they're right about that part but is…"
Feb 5
Nancy Bell Scott commented on David Stafford's blog post Keith Chambers, Nancy Bell Scott, Jay Block, Carina Granlund… Plus More!
"There's no one we'd rather have on the National Restore Funding Cuts Council than you, Dave. We all hope you'll include fancy hotels and poor banks on the agenda. We know you'll do the right thing. "
Feb 5
David Stafford commented on David Stafford's blog post Keith Chambers, Nancy Bell Scott, Jay Block, Carina Granlund… Plus More!
"Thank you for the thank you and I'll raise you one more by saying thank you for your book of Alternate Facts that just arrived . This will be blogged as soon as we restore some of our funding cuts. Keep the faith, Nancy. The sword of…"
Feb 5
Nancy Bell Scott commented on David Stafford's blog post Keith Chambers, Nancy Bell Scott, Jay Block, Carina Granlund… Plus More!
"Another great blog from Dave. (Am I behind or what! For good reason -- the teeth-grinding and all.) Your "thank-you note" deserved a full symphony orchestra to introduce it. No better mail art. The term "seemingly demented" could…"
Feb 5
Kosmo Vinyl replied to David Stafford's discussion Best adhesive for collage
"Could you tell us any more about this "liquid glue-water mix" ?"
Feb 2
John Gayer replied to David Stafford's discussion Best adhesive for collage
"I should mention that in addition to the silicone paper's non-stick properties it can take a fare amount of heat. It's typically placed in or on baking pans to turn them into non-stick utensils. That means it could be used to flatten…"
Jan 26
David Stafford commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Elvis is in the building...who sent it?
"Thank you, Nancy. I had to grease a lot of plams to use that quote. Really a lost art. You take a hot plam right outta the oven and swab it with grease of some kind. (We used Lubri-Seal 40 wt which my cousin Spencer keeps in his tuff shed.)"
Jan 25

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Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
Seemed like a good idea at the time....
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137 Alamo Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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Happy New Year

Posted on January 2, 2017 at 6:30pm 2 Comments

Don't let the bastards grind you down. The meek will inherit the earth but only after protracted legal…

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Kerri, Meeah, Brooke, RCBz and A Lad in Seine

Posted on December 6, 2016 at 2:28am 2 Comments

Kerri sent me this haunting painting/drawing with a thoughtful note on the back. Thank you, Kerri. The appreciation is appreciated.…

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Keith Chambers, Nancy Bell Scott, Jay Block, Carina Granlund… Plus More!

Posted on November 30, 2016 at 1:27am 8 Comments

As bad as things are, I have received some outstanding mail art including these stamp sets from Keith Chambers' Dada Centennial Collection. Not available in any store they are a lovely achievement in homage to both stamps and dada if a person can pay homage to dada. That does sound like it…

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Elsa von Freytag-loringhoven and The Keys Family Experience

Posted on October 12, 2016 at 9:22pm 2 Comments

Elsa von Freytag-loringhoven, long dead, sent me this instructional manual on how not to draw a cat as well as an invitation to friend this jolly Brooklyn realtor (done and done). Elsa's quotes are reprinted here for the benefit of those who, like me, have trouble seeing: "Why isn't Santa Fe in…

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At 11:03am on December 27, 2016, Ruud Janssen said…

At 9:42pm on September 25, 2016, stripygoose said…

Got something returned but will try again :>)

At 8:52pm on September 24, 2016, stripygoose said…

This is still your address, right?

137 Alamo Drive

Santa Fe, NM 87501

USA

At 9:12pm on August 31, 2016, Dan Mouer said…

I'm alive! I'm alive!

Thank you, Dave!

At 10:52pm on August 29, 2016, stripygoose said…

Is this your handiwork...?

At 10:03pm on August 24, 2016, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…

Dave, I am wiggly all over looking at the giant assortment of incredible vintage STUFF you sent me! How generous of you! And the big Burt Lahr collage, and perhaps best of all, my very own Color Wheel! Thank you thank you thank you! I can't promise to deal with this stuff responsibly, but if I get arrested I'll try to keep your name out of it.

At 4:48pm on August 24, 2016, stripygoose said…

blogged

thank you!

69/365.3 the little red hen chicken

At 5:06pm on July 10, 2016, Petrolpetal said…

x-rated mail on its way to you!

At 1:24am on June 20, 2016, TIZIANA BARACCHI said…
At 11:11pm on June 17, 2016, Matthew Stolte said…

DS: I made an inquiry about the Stolte family you asked about awhile back - my Father says sorry, probably a different line. 

 
 
 

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