Making an Impression: Designing & Creating Artful Stamps

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Popular illustrator and stamper Geninne Zlatkis has a passion for nature and color that distinguishes her work. These 20 beautiful projects--including cards, an embellished journal and tote, and decorative wall pieces--provide the keys to Geninne's creative process and image-making process. In addition to technique-specific primers with step-by-step photos of the essentials, Making an Impression includes 50 motifs showcasing Geninne's signature designs that crafters can copy and...
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Overview

Popular illustrator and stamper Geninne Zlatkis has a passion for nature and color that distinguishes her work. These 20 beautiful projects--including cards, an embellished journal and tote, and decorative wall pieces--provide the keys to Geninne's creative process and image-making process. In addition to technique-specific primers with step-by-step photos of the essentials, Making an Impression includes 50 motifs showcasing Geninne's signature designs that crafters can copy and use for image transfers, stamp designs, and collages.

 

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"Zlatkis's bold, folk art-inspired stamps are lovely to look at, and her enthusiasm for her craft is apparent. Crafters working with both paper and fabric will enjoy this collection." --Library Journal
 
"A gorgeous book. From the first page to the last, Zlatkis teaches you that with just one single idea, you can make art that sings, not shouts; art that skips, not sprints . . . From tags, stationery, wrapping paper to a garden journal and more, this book teaches you how easy and empowering the art of carving rubber can be." --Crescendoh
 
"(Geninne's) passion for nature and color seeps through every page, instantly grabbing the reader's attention, and her straightforward writing style encourages even the non-crafter to pick up a carving block and simple cutting tools. Talk about putting a personal stamp on your art! In just a few steps, you'll be putting YOUR stamp on everything from paper to fabric to home d├ęcor designs." --Crafts n' Things

 

Library Journal
Stamping is a craft with a wide variety of applications, from paper craft to fabric arts. In this nature-inspired guide to art stamps, Zlatkis takes crafters through the steps of designing and carving their own stamps from inspiration to creation. The supplies Zlatkis uses are inexpensive and accessible, and the end results add flair and embellishment to a variety of projects, from stamped flowerpots to journals to throw pillows. VERDICT Zlatkis's bold, folk art-inspired stamps are lovely to look at, and her enthusiasm for her craft is apparent. Crafters working with both paper and fabric will enjoy this collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454701255
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 586,254
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Geninne Zlatkis is an illustrator (etsy.com/shop/Geninne) and blogger (geninne.com). She uses a wide variety of techniques (painting, collage, writing, stamping, and more) in her whimsical work. Her illustrated prints and licensed designs have been available through Urban Outfitters, and her designs are featured on an organic cotton fabric line with Cloud 9 Fabrics and a pocket planner from Galison. Geninne's hand-carved stamped-cards project was included in Craft Hope (Lark Fall 2010). She lives outside of Mexico City in Querataro, Mexico.
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  • Posted November 24, 2012

    Easy, yet beautiful technique!

    This is a beautiful book that teaches how to take the beauty of nature and objects and make them into stamps for creating decorative paper, fabric and other projects. It’s a simple technique and it all starts with a soft rubber carving block, made from the same material as a small white eraser. After you come up with a design you would like to make with your stamp, you transfer it with a pencil and carve it out using a craft knife. The author offers helpful tips throughout, for instance, try to stamp on matte surfaces instead of glossy, for staying power.

    I bought a few small white erasers to try it out and my daughter wanted to get involved, too. We started with simple shapes, including a filigreed heart that I love using to personalize paper, envelopes and even a t-shirt. I like to use the same design motif with several different shades of the same color. In the back of the book, the author shares several pages of her own beautifully illustrated designs that readers can use in their own works. I love the endless possibilities for this fun and simple technique!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    great book!

    This is a beautiful and informative book about carving your own stamps. There are many beautiful examples and projects as well as several templates to use. She also gives a lot of useful information.

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