I have this item for sale at suzARTe Creations on madeit
I have decided that on the 27th of every month I am going to share a project that is made from recycled items. I have always had a passion for recycling or upcycling and want to challenge myself on a regular basis to make something that uses a recycled element.
My mum had been collecting stamps for many years but one day she decided she was going to get rid of them, I really don't know why. The weird thing is she didn't want to give them to me and so gave it to my husband to leave at the local post office, I don't know what mum thought they were going to do with the stamps but I am sure she had good reason to do this. My husband had the good sense to tell me that my mum had given him the stamps and so I was able to salvage them. Some of these stamps must be worth alot and some of them are very historical showing the old names of countries such as Ceylon which is now
I have found stamps really easy to work with and make the most amazing decoupage backgrounds. For the bangles and the treasure box I simply overlapped the stamps at different angles and stuck them down to form the pattern, I filed the edges to give the project a neat finish and lastly varnished to seal, add shine and make the items almost waterproof.
I have shared this project at-Make It Monday
If you have now been inspired to make a project out of recycled items or have a recycling tip please share it on my Blogging is for sharing giveaway.
BTW if anyone wants some of the stamps to get creative with I am happy to post them to you, just email me your postal address and I will send you a small pack.