I love a good book, don't you? Here is another batch of books scroll down for video - none are new but all have passed my stringent test for permanent shelf space. They've held up over time and passing fads.
I love Traci Bunker's Print and Stamp Lab. It's so accessible that I've done it with kids and teen classes at the library where creative budgeting is the name of the game. (All of these books are linked below the video.) You can get started making stamps as soon as you buy the book with items you already have in the house. Here's an in-process journal page. I'm using gasket printed tissue paper from blog follower and friend, Jenny Pesavento. I love that tissue paper disappears when you glue it down.(Thanks Jenny :)
Print Workshop by Christine Schmidt is a great source of basic hand printing techniques. Silkscreen, stencil printing, potato printing, cyanotypes and more. It's a great project based orientation to printmaking. Solid. And I love that she demos how to make your own stamp pads. Worth the price of admission right there.
This next book, The Art of Decorative Paper Stencils is only loosely connected. It's not about cutting stencils. Do you remember folding paper and cutting snowflakes when you were a kid? That's what this is about. (The price as of 2/10/17 is $.01 ).
You can use freezer paper to cut these out and then use them as stencils. They don't last very long but that's ok. It's really a fun and relaxing project-based book. This is definitely the kind of thing that's good when you aren't feeling your most creative but still need to use your hands.
Finally, I'm introducing the book Notan because I'll be doing a video the dark/light concept of composition soon. It's a fantastic book for designers and artists and I have a couple of fun projects that go with the book.
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Print and Stamp Lab; Traci Bunkers http://amzn.to/2lvvLB7
Print Workshop, Christine Schmidt http://amzn.to/2lvE5Rp
Notan, Dorr Bothwell http://amzn.to/2loL69A
The Art of Decorative Paper Stencils, Yaguchi Kamako http://amzn.to/2loTNRt