Do you like rubber stamping?
Do you like making your own stamps?
Then you will love this book filled with 52 ideas on how to make stamps from all sorts of things.
Artist and popular workshop instructor Traci Bunkers can turn just about anything into an interesting stamp, printing block, or tool. In this book, she shows readers how to see overlooked, everyday objects in a new way, and how to "MacGyver" them into easy to use printing blocks and tools. Readers learn to create 52 print blocks and stamp tools, all from inexpensive, ordinary, and unexpected materials--string, spools, bandaids, flip flops, ear plugs, rubber bands, school erasers, and a slew of other repurposed and upcycled items. The book also shows how to use those simple tools to make gorgeous, multi-layered prints and patterns that can be used to enhance journal covers, stationery, fabrics, accessories, and more.
Traci Bunkers is a passionate and quirky self-employed mixed-media and fiber artist living in Lawrence, Kansas. Through her one-woman business Bonkers Handmade Originals, she sells her nifty creations such as hand-dyed spinning fibers and yarns, original rubber stamps, handmade books, kits and original artwork. She also creates an artzine called Tub Legs, designs knitwear, and is a knitting, spinning, and crochet technical editor. She has been teaching workshops across the US since the early 90s and her visual journal pages, artwork, and knit designs have been published in numerous books and magazines. To learn more about her work, visit her web site at www.TraciBunkers.com
The first inside peek I want to share with you is this cool tutorial on how to make an impression stamp from a garden kneeling cushion.
Click on these images from Print & Stamp Lab to read how to make rubber stamps from a garden kneeling cushion.
I had to try making my own heat impression stamps.
First I had to figure out what I wanted to impress into the foam. Always my scissors to the rescue!
I followed the directions and soon I had two cool scissor stamps.
A tip here, for the larger scissors I used a clear block to impress the scissors evenly and all at once.