Art made with postage stamp

Updated July 19, 2017

Artists have used postage stamps in art for many years.Their artwork is widely available, and ideas for creating art from postage stamps may be found on many websites.

Creating Art from Postage Stamps

Many artists and craftspeople create beautiful pieces using postage stamps as a primary material. Visual artists such as Paul Edlin, Donald Evans, and Yao Shaowu have incorporated actual postage stamps in their paintings.

Common Uses for Postage Stamps

Postage stamps are used in collages and may be found frequently in folk art.

Postage Stamp Reproductions

Stamp reproductions are used as wall art.

Thematic Plaques or Wall Hangings

Postage stamps are used in the creation of plaques or wall hangings reflecting a specific theme. A framed series of baseball cards might also include a section of baseball-related stamps.

Postage Stamps in Jewelry

Postage stamps are used jewellery (bracelets, pendants, and brooches) designs.

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Jeff Katz has been a professional librarian, educator, historian, writer and editor for almost 20 years. He holds a Master of Library Science degree from the University of British Columbia and a BA degree in Classical Studies from Hunter College of the City University of New York.