Sue Moran

by Sue Moran
(Toronto)

I have some postage stamps from England that are very special to me.

I want to make a small wall hanging to feature them.

How can I handle working with paper? Should I glue each one onto a fabric square?

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by: Rebecca

That sounds like a fun project!

There are a few ways that paper can work with fabric.

Unfortunately, several of them involve heat.

I'm assuming that these stamps are older and hard to replace.

I wouldn't want to put heat anywhere near them.

Gluing each stamp to a bit of fabric would be a wonderful way to accomplish the task.

I recommend using school glue. The kind that is runny.

I remember using it as a kid on my hands and letting it dry. The result was aged skin. :)

The wonderful thing about this type of glue is that it won't damage the stamp if only a small drop is added and yet it will still adhere to the fabric.

Another type of glue that would do well is E6000 craft glue. I use this stuff all the time! It's more of an appoxy feel. The only draw back can be the cobweb streams that can follow after each use. (It requires more patience.)

Using this glue would be less likely to leak through the paper to the image side. Which is what happens if too much school glue is used.

I would sew the bits of fabrics first. Then have the stamps put in place, before framing!

There will be less hassle and frustration that way. :)

Sounds like the finial result will have some real character.

I would love to see pictures!

Thanks for sharing!

I hope my suggestions help. :)

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