POSTAGE STAMP ART
YOU WILL NEED:
◆ 2 sheets of thick A4 paper with a template printed on each ◆ 2 sheets of A4 card in white or another colour of your choice ◆ Scissors ◆ Craft knife ◆ Pencil ◆ Black marker ◆ Glue stick ◆ Lots of postage stamps ◆ Two frames for your finished pictures
METHOD: TEA CUP
◆ Print the tea cup template on one of the A4 sheets of thick paper. ◆ Hold the design up to the light and trace it on the back of the page. This will be your guide to cut out the image once all the stamps are stuck on. ◆ Glue the stamps directly on the design, once again overlapping and hanging over the outline of the template. Experiment with colours to make designs and to add depth to the image, such as using darker-coloured stamps at the top of the saucers to imitate the cup’s shadow. ◆ When dry, cut out the images using your traced guide on the back of the paper. ◆ Glue the cut-outs on to a piece of card (either white or another colour), sticking the saucer down first and drawing a black outline around it. ◆ Then glue the cup so it sits on top of the saucer, and draw an outline round it with the black marker to provide definition. ◆ When the final product is dry, trim it down to size and frame it.
Use different colours to make designs.