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Making an Impression: Designing & Creating Artful Stamps Paperback – October 2, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts; 1 edition (October 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1454701250
  • ISBN-13: 978-1454701255
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 décor designs." --Crafts n' Things
 

About 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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I just received the book, and am already thrilled with it.
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This is a great book for inspiration, as well as providing some useful templates for your own stamp designs.
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It is a very inspirational book, it is full of inspiring ideas, clear instructions and great photographs.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Roberta L. Payne on September 25, 2012
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First off...if you are the least bit interested in making your own stamps, order this book right now! It's the best book I've seen written on stamp making. I've followed Geninne's blog for sometime now and always thought her artwork to be wonderful. I pre-ordered the book as soon as I saw it was available and just received it yesterday. I read the entire book!!! Yes, read each page!!! Geninne's book has so many tips, motifs and templates that you won't know where to start first! But she'll help you with that as well! Just start at the beginning of the book and follow along! That's exactly what I plan on doing!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Abigail on September 30, 2012
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Making an Impression is a beautiful book and is totally useful as well. The photos are amazing, giving you a glimpse into Geninne's gorgeous home and studio. The text is very easy to read, not overly technical, but still highly detailed. The book opens flat due to the binding which makes it easier to put on your worktable while you are carving. After a techniques section there are lots of projects showing you ways to use the stamps you carve. The back of the book has templates to trace if you'd like to carve stamps using Geninne's motifs, or you can carve stamps of your own design.

I carved my first stamp last night, using the instructions in this book, and now I'm totally addicted. This is a new craft for me and I'm in love thanks to Geninne's beautiful book!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 6, 2012
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I just received the book, and am already thrilled with it. I am totally familiar with Gennine's artwork, but her stamping art is new to me.
For anyone who has been thinking about trying stamp carving ,go for it! I have carved some and enjoyed it in the past but now I am certainly going to do more. A really beautiful book, with tons of unique ideas. find her blog on line , and discover a delightful artist who is willing to share her talent and techniques. P.S. the carving process is not hard to do.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Laurie on October 29, 2012
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This book did not disappoint. Plenty of beautiful, color photographs of Gennine's work for inspiration, directions that are easy to read and follow, and great project ideas that I can see myself putting to use. This book will be great for adults and kids and you won't need to break the bank to start creating stamps, simply an eraser, a carving tool and an ink pad.

As a follow-up to this review, making the rubber stamps have proved to be great fun and addictive. But to clarify on the review, I would recommend carving with kids over 12+ with adult supervision since the materials required are sharp. Further, the instructions in the book are a bit repetitive and sometimes could have used more explanation, such as carving the outline of the stamp, etc. but Geninne is such a generous artist that if you do have any questions, I highly recommend going to her blog where you can view a rubber stamp carving video that is helpful. I still highly recommend the book and her artwork. Such a talent.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By esther lendering on January 7, 2013
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Great ideas, wonderful artist and just what I needed to get new inspiration! I hope Geninne will make more books!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sari on October 11, 2012
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I have been following the fabulous blog of Geninne D.Z for the last few years and this book is as beautifully arranged and magical as that! There are clear and consise instructions for numerous projects! Love it!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By seecute on March 4, 2013
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Now I'm hooked with making stamps. The only thing I wish she could tell in the book was the other options for rubbers with more detail.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jean S. on January 2, 2013
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I'm not sure when I ended making stamps, it's been awhile. This is a reminder and bringing back why I did it in the first place.
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