The rest of my collection came from EBay. I bid on and won a bunch of stamps from Greece. I don't know their age and I can't read what is on them. There are some pretty pictures of places and people on some of them and I don't know anything about them. My parents lived in Crete (with their families) at different times growing up. I am planing to go there some day.
Well, I had not really done much with the stamps except for put them in those photo album pages that have the sticky on the page and then a plastic sheet that covers everything on top. So that is how they have been and I have not acquired any new stamps in the past 5 years or so. I can't remember what I saw but something made me think of taking the stamps and creating something I could enjoy out of it. I thought it would be super easy to Mod Podge those stamps down on a framed canvas and then Mod Podge over them. Guess what? It was!
I painted the canvas a light brown and then after it dried I started a section at a time putting on a little Mod Podge and then pressing my stamps down into it. I started from the bottom and worked my way up. I just used my Greek stamps and I was able to fit on all but three of them. Then I lightly brushed on a top coat of Mod Podge. I had to smooth some of the stamps down with my finger and get any bumps or bubbles out but then that was it. It dried really fast and I was able to hang it up within an hour of making it. Here is my Greek stamp collection. Now I can enjoy it.