Carve, Stamp, Play
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.
designing and creating custom stamps
How to Carve a Rubber Stamp
Step 1: Cut the Block to Size
Step 2: Put the Design on the Block
Step 3: Mark the Design for Cutting
Step 4: Carve a Moat
Step 5: Carve Away the Excess Rubber
Step 6: Trim the Outline Out of the Stamp
Step 7: Test Print
Step 8: Clean Up
How to Print
Workshops: Heart, Triangle Stripe, Chevron, Clip Art Butterfly, Bracket Frame, Alphabet, Script Word, Faux Woodcut, Welded Word, Photo Stamp
Designing Rubber Stamps
Projects: Fruit and flower apron, Holiday gift tags, Embroidered clutch, Chevron pendant, Origami gift boxes, Leather cuffs, Beaded wall hanging, Pop art canvas, Thank-you cards, Butterfly bookplate
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