- There are many ways to display stamps including specialist stamp albums.
- Most stamps are not valuable and it is nice to use them in art, display them in pictures or use them in scrapbooks, journals and projects.
- Junk journaling or scrapbooking allows many children to record an event. Some might choose not to write and just use pictures, others may want to write or draw. Deliberately torn or 'jagged' cut-out look for pictures and papers can add wonderful artistic effects to a page. Mistakes, if anything can be termed as such, can enhance the art or can be covered up within a collage. Many skills are actively used in scrapbooking/junk journaling and stamps are a wonderful addition.
- Scrapbooking or junk journaling need not be expensive. As the term 'junk journal' implies, the technique uses many materials which can be found around the house and recycled into beautiful art.
View this gallery of some unusual stamp albums which Sandie has made.
"I don't sell any of my art so this is not an advertisement, these are just to show examples of what you can do." Sandie Robb
Note: If you do have any valuable stamps it may be best to keep them in a traditional or specialist album.
StampIT has created booklets to provide ideas of how to use stamps linked to the curriculum and youth programmes.