Carve, Stamp, Play: Designing and Creating Custom Stamps

Carve, Stamp, Play: Designing and Creating Custom Stamps

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by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
     
 

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Take an exciting journey into printing with custom-carved stamps! In this complete stamp-carving workshop, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer covers every aspect of creating and using rubber stamps, including carving linear and curved designs, alphabets, complex and repeating geometrical shapes, and image transfers.

After carving your own unique stamps, you'll also

Overview

Take an exciting journey into printing with custom-carved stamps! In this complete stamp-carving workshop, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer covers every aspect of creating and using rubber stamps, including carving linear and curved designs, alphabets, complex and repeating geometrical shapes, and image transfers.

After carving your own unique stamps, you'll also learn:

  • How to combine and layer stamps into original designs.
  • How to design stamps that work together as well as individually.
  • How to create stamps that combine with or enhance other stamps (hand carved or commercial).
  • And how to create complex, layered effects that resemble screen printing.
This book also includes simple projects that explore various applications for stamping, including printing on different surfaces such as fabric, leather, paper, and canvas. Find your "authentic" design voice and get carving today!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"If you like printing and stitching, check out this book. It's top notch." —The Grand Rapids Press

"The author is generous in sharing details of the brands she prefers, of websites where you can download free designs and how to achieve little details to make your designs more unique. For each design there are examples of how the stamps have been used for book covers, tags and jewellery. I particularly liked the method of creating your own stamps from photographs." —Workshop on the Web

Library Journal
★ 02/01/2014
Mixed-media artist Balzer guides novices through the basics of designing, carving, and printing with art stamps in this thoughtful guide. The introductory section covers supplies and basic techniques for stamp carving and is followed by eight "workshops" focusing on specific skills using a project-based approach. Each workshop builds upon the previous one, and by the time all eight lessons have been completed, novices will have all of the necessary skills to design and carve their own stamps. A final section introduces stamp sets, repeating stamps, and interlocking stamps, which open numerous possibilities for creative design. Projects are interspersed throughout, as are expert tips on everything from avoiding fatigue while carving stamps to cleaning and storing completed creations. VERDICT Balzer makes stamp carving accessible and fun, and the workshop approach helps to build beginners' confidence in their ability to create their own stamps. Scrapbookers, paper artists, and crafters interested in printing will find abundant inspiration and guidance in this excellent title.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596688865
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
11/30/2013
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
696,773
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is a self-taught mixed media collage artist. She has been published in many magazines including Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts Gifts, and Quilt Scene. Julie has made several instructional videos, and currently designs stencils for The Crafter's Workshop.

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Carve, Stamp, Play: Designing and Creating Custom Stamps 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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"YOUR NEW!" She says, running around. (Shes like Pinky Pie but prettier.)