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Making an Impression: Designing & Creating Artful Stamps

Making an Impression: Designing & Creating Artful Stamps

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Geninne D. Zlatkis

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  • Publisher: Lark Books,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 136 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 254mm x 15mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 25 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Asheville
  • ISBN 10: 1454701250
  • ISBN 13: 9781454701255
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: Full colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 10,740

Product description

Popular illustrator and stamper Geninne Zlatkis has a passion for nature and colour that distinguishes her work. These 20 beautiful projects - including cards, an embellished journal and tote, and decorative wall pieces - provide the keys to Geninne's creative and image-making processes. In addition to technique-specific primers with step-by-step photos of the essentials, Making an Impression includes 50 motifs showcasing Geninne's signature designs that crafters can copy and use for image transfers, stamp designs and collages.

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Author information

Geninne Zlatkis is an illustrator and blogger. 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. She lives in Mexico.

Customer reviews

By liberal sprinkles 12 Oct 2013 5

Making An Impression is a beautiful book for beginners, well-written with lovely photos and excellent instructions on carving your own stamps. Beyond the basics, there are also tutorials on decorating things found at home, like photo frames, with stamps; making customized wall art, stationery (wrapping paper, book plate), stamped pillows, handsewn French press cozy, pillows. The book also includes projects on combining stamping with embroidery on paper and fabric, beading on a stamped design and stamping on other surfaces like polymer clay, terracotta pots, stones (very much a Geninne Zlatkis signature do), and even on the wall.

The ideas are not unusual, but the best thing about the book is the beautiful designs. Author Zlatkis has a popular blog and is known for her handcarved stamps and illustrations. If you love her work, you will love the book. The stamp designs in Making An Impression are signature Zlatkis - birds, plants and other flora and fauna. She also provides templates for the designs used in the projects and a few pages of other motifs that will provide hours of fun for any crafter.

By RosaMaria R A 13 Sep 2013 5

this is a really beautiful book... I mean REALLY BESUTIFUL! Plenty of colorful photographs of Gennine's work for inspiration, directions that are easy to read and follow, and great project ideas. I think 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.

By Couwenberg 10 Oct 2012 5

Love this book! Geninne's art is very pure and bright of colours, with lot's of beautiful photo's made by herself. They are a good reflection of the person that she is. It's a book about making stamps in a variation of ways.
The book get's you in the mood to get started right away! And it is also very useful and clear in step-by-step instructions and it has very eye opening tips for people who have no experience with art or crafts.
This book deserves a place on anyones bookshelve who is a creative being!

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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 decor designs." --Crafts n' Things