Mixing & Machin

Rainbow Patchwork Stamp Art by TangleCraftsIt’s a long time since I made one of these! ‘Postal patchwork’ was one of my first forays into stamp art, Continue reading Mixing & Machin

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Nowherelands

“For me, an unused stamp isn’t especially exciting. The more signs there are of handling and of life, the more valuable it feels. Continue reading Nowherelands

“Ambassadors of art and life”

The stamp is an important object. Although very small in format, it carries a message. Stamps are a measure of the culture of a country. This tiny, rectangular piece of paper links the hearts of sender and receiver. It is a bridge between peoples and nations. The stamp knows no borders. It reaches us even in prisons, asylums, and hospitals, and wherever we may be on earth. Stamps should be ambassadors of art and life Continue reading “Ambassadors of art and life”

Under the Microscope

Postage stamp collage jigsaws
A selection of my collaged ‘jigsaw puzzle’ notebook covers featuring tiny stamps from various countries

Making a collage out of postage stamps is quite like completing a jigsaw without a picture on the box to guide you: Continue reading Under the Microscope

A TangleMail Theme Song

Retro postage stampsEvery day, I send a little bundle of TangleMail out into the world; and because the majority of my customers love stamps just as much as I do, I make a special effort to use attractive stamps on the envelope. There have been some beautiful British stamps issued over the years, and those issued in decimal currency (from as long ago as 1971 – pre-me!) are still valid as postage Continue reading A TangleMail Theme Song

The Collage Composition Process

As you can see from my recent posts, my collages are often inspired by the juxtaposition of a couple of stamps that have been discovered at random while sorting through a larger batch.  By happy coincidence, they might have similar colours or other features in common Continue reading The Collage Composition Process

Stamps that don’t exist

In case the collage in my last post was a little too saccharine for some, allow me to temper that glorious technicolour landscape by sharing another, slightly moodier (and unintentionally darker!) collage… Continue reading Stamps that don’t exist