Monday, July 25, 2011

"S" is for Stamps

Painted stamp art.



Inspired by these stamps:
 
image from USPS

I'm giving full credit to Jose Ortega, the illustrator who created the design for these Love stamps.

In the words of the USPS,  "award-winning illustrator José Ortega created an abstract garden of bright flowers, a butterfly, a strawberry, and doves, interlaced with vines that run from one stamp to another. Each prominent element of the design is in the shape of a heart."

  I simply did my own version on some reclaimed cabinet door pieces.

 

Detail image:


I just hope the US Postal Service doesn't come after me!

I bought the stamps because the design was so beautiful, thank you Jose.


My version:


Here's how I did it:
1. Filled holes and sanded cabinet door fronts.
Painted one coat BM wedgewood grey.


2. Draw design with pencil using stamps as inspiration:


3.  Paint with acrylics, layer up the colors.


4. Sand to distress, seal with poly.



These lovelies don't have a home yet but the wheels are spinning.


I'm linking up to:

http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/, The 36th Avenue.







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12 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those are so pretty- cheerful and colorful! just what i needed to see!

M and M plus 3 said...

Very nice and thanks for the how to do!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Those are so fun and so pretty! I love the colors.

pinktoesandpowertools said...

You are making me wish I didn't have so many woodworking projects on my to-do list that I want to get done before cold weather comes again. You aren't just DIY--love this artist side you have!

Delaney said...

Love these! Cute!
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Erica said...

Cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

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Melissa said...

Those are great. I love the colors and your inspiration. And they are perfect on those cabinet doors, too.

Erika said...

Oh, my goodness, I love the inspiration and how you used it for the doors! Fantastic!

Erika
Artful Rising

Tammy said...

I have a bajillion drawer fronts - well maybe I am over exaggerating a bit, but I have a lot! This is such a pretty idea and great way to use up a few of those drawer fronts that I have stacked up in the workshop.

Emily Ruth said...

Just beautiful! Following you from The Girl Creative :)

Amanda said...

What a great project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/stamp-art/

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Amanda said...

We liked this so much over at Copycat Crafts that we have decided to feature it today! You can view it here
http://www.copycatcrafts.com/postage-stamp-inspired-wall-art/

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