Carve, Stamp, Play

Designing and Creating Custom Stamps
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Baker & Taylor
Describes how to design and carve rubber stamps and use them to create original works of art with a variety of printing techniques.

F+W Publishing

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!

Authors: Balzer, Julie Fei-Fan
Statement of Responsibility: Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
Title: Carve, stamp, play
designing and creating custom stamps
Characteristics: pages cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Materials
How to Carve a Rubber Stamp
Step 1: Cut the Block to Size
Step 2: Put the Design on the Block
Improvisational Carving
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
Stamp Sets
Interlocking Stamps
Pattern 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
Subject Headings: Block printing Rubber stamps Textile crafts Paper work
Topical Term: Block printing
Rubber stamps
Textile crafts
Paper work
LCCN: 2013015903
ISBN: 9781596688865
Branch Call Number: 746.62 B
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Jul 30, 2014
  • RLoewens rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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