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Making gifts with rubber stamps
McCall, Sandra, 1953-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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TT867 .M3495 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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This innovative guide showcases a variety of techniques for making unique, expressive gifts with rubber stamps in combination with mixed media such as polymer clay, shrink plastic, handmade paper and more. Each project demonstrates a simple technique that shows the beginner how to make clever treasures, and then goes on to include stunning examples of how each technique can be combined or refined to produce a sophisticated piece of art worthy of the most experienced stamper. Included are guidelines for crafting greeting cards, books, boxes, portfolios, jewelry and more, along with valuable advice on: embossing, masking and eraser carving; mono printing, ink blown backgrounds, bleeding marker tissue, faux marbling, plastic wrap and rubbings; shadow boxes, scratch art, shrink art, beads, clay works, fabric scraps and wearable art; basic tools and composition tips.

Table of Contents

A Useful Mtroductionp. 7
Getting Started
Basic Suppliesp. 8
Chipboard and Paperp. 10
Sealants and Fixativesp. 11
Inkpadsp. 12
Inkp. 13
Embossing Powdersp. 14
Color Applicationp. 15
Glues and Adhesivesp. 16
Decorative Surface Embellishmentsp. 18
Monoprinting with Pigment Inksp. 20
Making Envelopesp. 23
Making Custom Stampsp. 25
Books, Boxes and Portfolios
Fancy Fan Bookp. 28
A Simple Albump. 34
Perfect Presentation Display Boxp. 36
Dowel-Spined Bookp. 42
Surprise Jewelry Boxp. 45
Small Stationery Foliop. 48
Large Portfoliop. 52
Pocket Portfoliop. 56
Shadow Boxp. 61
Pendant Pursep. 68
Burnished Metal Containerp. 74
Mixed Media
Very Velvet Pouchp. 76
Fabric Pinsp. 82
Envirotex Pinsp. 86
Clay Worksp. 90
Paperclay Medallionsp. 92
Poly Dolly Necklacep. 98
Window to My Artp. 102
Light Up Your Life Lampshadesp. 106
Beautiful Beadsp. 110
Shrink Plastic Basicsp. 114
Shrink Art Push Pinsp. 116
Galleryp. 122
Resourcesp. 127
Indexp. 128