Making an Impression: Designing & Creating Artful Stamps (Paperback)
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DescriptionPopular 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.
- Published: 25 July 2013
- Format: Paperback 136 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781454701255 ISBN 10: 1454701250
- Sales rank: 11,034
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Reviews for Making an Impression
beautiful, excellent for beginners
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 liberal sprinkles
- Top review
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 RosaMaria R A
Making an impression!
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! by Couwenberg