cover: soft cover
book size: 6″ x 6″
page count: 50 pages
“One Stamp at a Time” is a collection of photos of collage art, all created with postage stamps as an important element that completes each piece. It’s an image-heavy photo book with very little text.
Old postage stamps are my favorite kind of vintage ephemera to collage with. When I pay attention to their unique characteristics—size, shape, color, design, theme, quality, postmarkings, and age—I can find many ways to incorporate them into my own collage art work.
This little lookbook is a collection of the different ways I use stamps. In assembling these photos, I hope to give you ideas for making your own collage art with vintage ephemera, and demonstrate the many ways how a stamp or two brings it all together.
A Deck of Prompt Cards
A deck of 25 cards x 2 prompts per card = 50 prompts
Prompt cards are a fun way to encourage you to create collage art. Use the prompts to assign yourself collage challenges. Here’s an example of how they can be used:
- Shuffle them and draw five random cards
- Choose a sixth, but set it aside
- Look at your five drawn cards. Determine if you can easily find paper samples of the prompts
- If you do not have one of the five, put it back into the deck and use the sixth prompt as a substitute
- If needed, use a piece of pattern paper, and other embellishments such as a piece of washi tape or a rubber stamping
In addition to physical items, I sell printable digital images to DOWNLOAD and PRINT at home as often as you like.
I’ve been collecting vintage ephemera for more than 5 years now. I use it for art collage work, and for embellishing junk journals I make from scratch.
Clicking on the image will take you directly to my Etsy page for further information and images.
The Nellie Blaikie Collection
Items in this collection include book pages, advertisements, an envelope, a postcard, and several collaged pieces. Cut out the pieces and use them in vintage junk journals, card-making, or other art and craft projects.
The Theo Jessup Collection
Items in this collection include book pages, advertisements, an envelope, a postcard, a playing card, a receipt book, and a bank check.
The Lucile Holt Collection
This collection includes an envelope, a postcard, a playing card, a receipt, an advertisement, a book page, and a bank check.
The Wallace Smith Collection
Items in this collection include book pages, advertisements, an envelope, postage stamps, a bus ticket, and several collaged pieces.