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The Weekend Crafter: Rubber Stamp Carving: Techniques, Designs & Projects

“Thoroughly enjoyable....Encompasses carving essentials, tools, techniques, designs and projects—more than 20—all brought to life with colorful, close-up photographs....A comprehensive, full-featured resource on the art of carving rubber stamps...destined to be a cornerstone in many a stamper’s library.”—RubberStampMadness.

Series: Weekend Crafter

Paperback: 80 pages

Publisher: Lark Books; 1st edition (April 1, 2002)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1579903002

ISBN-13: 978-1579903008

Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #430,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #10 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Papercrafts, Stamping & Stenciling > Rubber Stamping #148 in Books > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Printmaking #158 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Wood Crafts & Carving > Carving

I've been a stamp carver and art teacher for many years. This book is the best instruction guide for learning to carve that I have ever seen. The author has described all aspects of carving soft blocks for printmaking. Her step by step carving instructions are beautifully illustrated with good, clear photographs. This is a guide that can be followed by an absolute novice carver AND is very useful to the intermediate or advanced carver. As carving teacher that has given workshops all over the country, I found many of her carving tips useful. If I ever write a "how to" book, I hope it would be as helpful as this one. This book answers and illustrates with excellent photographs all of the FAQ's (frequently asked questions) that have come up in the carving workshops that I have taught. I own or at least have read nearly every stamp carving pamphlet and block printing "how to" book on the market. This book is the best I've ever seen. Sure wish I had written it!!

Luann Udell has done a wonderful job of explaining the art of eraser stamp carving. She reviews materials and tools, explains how to select and transfer designs, describes the carving process in detail, and gives many examples of useful carving projects. The book is filled with clear photos, concise instructions and helpful hints. A perfect guide for the beginner stamp carver, the book also has more advanced information and tips to offer those who already know how to carve.

This book started me on yet another new craft obsession - carving my own stamps has turned out to be so much easier than I thought it would be!I don't think there's anything the author could have added in this textbook - there are already wonderful stamps, a gallery, thorough instructions that are beautifully illustrated and tons of inspiration. Also a nice section for troubleshooting and fixing mistakes when something goes wrong in your carving - very helpful!Very happy to have purchased this book!Zig

I am a beginner at stamp carving, and this book answered every question I had. After reading the book and following the steps, my work improved substantially! The pictures and text are clear and easy to follow, the projects are fun and inspiring, and the gallery illustrates the heights this artform can reach.

This is an excellent book for the beginning rubber stamp carver. Rubber Stamp Carving, by Luann Udell, gives the reader many projects to choose from. The instructions are well written, easy to follow, and all are illustrated with color photographs. The book is beautifully illustrated with examples of Udell's carved rubber stamps and the images made from them. It includes a gallery section featuring other crafters who demonstrate the wide range of possibilities within this medium. It also includes a section of templates for the projects.

This book clearly details the ins and outs of carving your own rubber stamps, for those whose creative instincts urge them to follow their own path in the world of stamping. With clear, non-technical language, the author shows in words and pictures how even the simplest and most modest of tools can create lively stamped images which can stand on their own or be incorporated into larger and more complex works.This is a good "inspiration" book for either the novice entry-level artist/stamper or for the seasoned creator who is looking for new directions for their art. Luann strikes a nice balance with her presentation, with an instruction book that is user friendly and free of "tech-talk". The "how-to" instructions are clearly written and well complemented by excellent photos showing exactly how to proceed. This book will be appreciated by any who purchase it as a springboard into new areas and levels of creativity.

If you are interested in learning how to carve your own art rubber stamps then you need this book as well as Art Stamping Workshop. Both books provide clear cut instructions on how to carve your own stamps to make artistic and fun stamps that are one of a kind. Well worth the 10 bucks here on ! I recommend it.5 stars!

Gives you all the ins and outs to rubber stamp carving. I wanted to improve my technique of carving and this book gave me just what I needed. Lots of ideas in the book, great pictures and good commentary.

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