Making an Impression: Designing & Creating Artful Stamps

Making an Impression: Designing & Creating Artful Stamps

by Geninne Zlatkis


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Making an Impression: Designing & Creating Artful Stamps by Geninne Zlatkis

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.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454701255
Publisher: Lark Crafts
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 414,112
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Geninne Zlatkis is an illustrator ( and blogger ( 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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Making an Impression: Designing & Creating Artful Stamps 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
CuteEverything More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago