Saturday, February 20, 2016

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles


I feel like I've been around the world, but in three, not 80 days, but more on those adventures another day.  So this entry seemed perfect for Try it on Tuesday's Transport theme for this fortnight.

I was inspired by Chrissie's TioT entry where she used copies of postage stamps.  Mine are not as pristine as hers, because mine have all been through the USPS and have those horrible cancellation marks on them.  But I used them anyway.

I went through all my postage stamps and found a few that I could use for Planes and Trains.

The next group was not as easy to classify, but since they all had wheels, I thought they were great examples of various forms of transportation.

Finally, the automobiles are represented.  As I was deconstructing the slides, I found one that had a girl with an automobile in the background, so I used it, too.

One final look, where I used paint, pan pastels, and chalk to color the deconstructed slide mounts.  I backed the postage stamps with failed gelli paper, then added the individual postage stamps of various denominations.

I'll try to catch up with everyone tomorrow, but for now, be aware I'm very grateful for your continued support of my art and your visits.  And please don't forget to visit, and join me if you like, at Try it on Tuesday where you'll find wonderful mixed media inspiration on transport.

20 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful page. I always like real stamps with cancellation marks, it shows they have really traveled. You have used a nice selection. Thanks for joining us at TIOT, hugs, Valerie

pearshapedcrafting said...

Glad to see you here today - however you got here, I hope you are OK!I love your stamp page - what a wonderful variety of stamps you have! What a good idea to use your gelli paper to mount them- it really does provide a great focus on the stamp(and of course your gelli paper isn't going to waste) So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday too! Hugs, Chrisx

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I do like all those transportation stamps. As a former stamp collector, I don't even mind the cancellation marks!

Hope your travels are all good!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love your use of the stamps on this page ! Makes a fabulous entry for Try It On Tuesday ! Thank you for joining us again!
I missed you since Wednesday - hope you are well and the constellation is better now...
oxo Susi

Meggymay said...

A wonderful variety of transport, I love the used stamps, they have seen life on their journey. Its a fantastic page and I am so pleased you joined us at TioT's. Yvonne xx

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Fun re-use of stamps. Makes me think of the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles with John Candy and Steve Martin. I have a nice collection of old stamps, got to get them in some collage pieces too. xox

jenclair said...

These are great! And I think the cancellation marks only add to the charm!

Krisha said...

I like the cancelation marks on the stamps, show that they are REAL stamps. Clever idea to use slid mounts for them.

Hope all is well.

Halle said...

Fun page! That's a funny movie too!

Jeanie said...

If you are still looking for planes, trains and automobiles, I'll look through the old stamps blogger Linda sent me. Pages and pages. All kinds. It's a great idea for a them!

sirkkis said...

Nice collection of transport stamps.
Thank you for joining us at TioT.

Julia said...

This is a great page for many reasons. Travel pages in general are pleasing to me and I also love stamps as they are just mini works of art. Lovely work as always. x

Pamela Gerard said...

Well..OK...if it has postage stamps on it, you know I am going to like it .... and I do. Plus I agree with some of the other commenters...I think the cancellations add to the charm. Very fun!

Sandra Cox said...

What fun! And speaking of fun...I hope your weekend was.
Hugs

Cindy McMath said...

Nice page Elizabeth. I'm a sucker for stamps - especially with cancellation marks! Great that you were able to find them to match your theme. Please don't tell me they are all sorted by subject! :)

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Halle said...

I just noticed the slide you used...it was one I sent to you. I know this because the woman is/was my dad's ex wife. HA!

My name is Erika. said...

Love your transportation piece. Sounds like you have had quiet a lot going on. I am dragging in the hotel this morning and thought I might catch up a bit before we head out today. Hope your 3 days around the world were fun and exciting and not terrible! Hugs and smiles.

Dianne said...

Terrific pages you've created with these stamps...love your take on the challenge!

sheila 77 said...

That's such a good idea using postage stamps.
It always seems to me that you have lots of fun with your art.