March is National Craft Month and I have some fun crafts to explore with you. Printmaking and Stamp Carving are both arts and craft. I've chosen four of my favorite books to share with you. (I wanted to also share Traci Bunkers book, Print and Stamp Lab, but it is MIA. I'll review it separately. *Scroll down for video*
Carve, Stamp Play by Julie Fei Fan Balzer is my go to stamp carving book. It's loaded with inspiration that has a broad appeal and Julie's instruction is clear and concise. That, paired with excellent photography makes this an excellent resource. I have another video coming soon with more information on Julie's book
Geninne D. Zlatkis' Making an Impression is a visual feast for the stamp carving enthusiast. The information is clear and the photography is very inspiring. It has less technical information than Julie's and more applications and project ideas.
On to printmaking.
Print Workshop by Christine Schmidt is a fresh take on standard printmaking techniques such as relief printing, stenciling, veggie printing and water slide decals. All of these (and more) techniques are applied to projects perfect for DIY'ers.
Printmaking Unleashed by Traci Bautista is a wild ride with some very original ways to print: clay stamps, subtractive printmaking, acrylic skins. So much fun and so many things from around the house.
Here is my video review. Next week, I'll go into more detail with Julie's books and general supplies for stamp carving. Have a great weekend!