Carve, Stamp, Play

Carve, Stamp, Play

Designing and Creating Custom Stamps

Book - 2013
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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 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!
Publisher: Loveland, Colorado : Interweave, 2013
ISBN: 9781620330395
1620330393
9781596688865
1596688866
Branch Call Number: 746.62 B2193C 2013
Characteristics: 143 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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LadyDi52
Jul 12, 2016

A great how-to book; her patterns are simple, so you don't have to be a genius to carve them. There were so many ideas I wanted to try, but didn't have time; I'll be getting this book out again!

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RLoewens
Jul 30, 2014

This book goes way beyond your basic "how to". She teaches how to layer stamps, make your own ink pads and design repeating patterns

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