Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: North Light Books (January 5, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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If you want to take your stamping to the next level...you need this book! If you already have some experience carving your own stamps, you'll find yourself inspired by this book. If you've never thought about carving your own stamps, this book will make you want to do it. Even if you never pick up a carving tool in your life, the book is a great resource of ideas and techniques. I am sure I will refer to it again and again.There IS something mesmerizing about carving one's own stamps...I have done a few small simple ones and find that they are the ones I use over and over, with or instead of the hundreds of purchased stamps in my collection. This book is a delightful journey into the world of stamp carving--Gloria Page is a charming mentor who will immediately put you at ease and bolster your confidence as she shares her wisdom and experience.For the most part, the book sticks to basic techniques and materials, so the subject never seems overwhelming. Yet, Ms. Page's myriad ideas and suggestions along the way will open your eyes to the rich universe of possibilities for your own art stamps. Step-by-step instructions are clear, easy to follow, and accompanied by gorgeous pictures that get right up close and personal so you can really see what is going on. Every how-to chapter is enriched by the inclusion of little sidebars that suggest alternative ideas, call attention to an important fact, or provide more detail about the process under discussion.The projects in the book are straightforward yet do a great job of demonstrating the sophistication a hand-carved stamp can bring to a piece. The Gallery of works by other artists featuring their own hand-carved stamps is lovely and just adds to the inspiration I got from this book.
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