Stamping Fun for Beginners

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North Light Books, Feb 8, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 112 pages
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Get Started Stamping!

If you've just begun rubber stamping, you know how vast the selection of stamps, ink pads, papers and craft supplies can be. With so many products available, choosing the right ones for the job can be overwhelming.

Now you can rely on Stamping Fun for Beginners for inspiration and rubber-stamping know-how. Learn basic techniques, such as embossing and shadow stamping, and find out how to create special effects, use embellishments and even make your own stamps! Once you've got the hang of it, let your imagination be sparked by the 27 creative projects included in this book. Make greeting cards, bookmarks, jewelry and journals using the techniques you've learned. With Stamping Fun for Beginners, you'll discover what's helpful, what's possible and what's essential to create incredible designs!

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
GETTING STARTED
9
Tools
10
Materials
12
Techniques
18
27 TECHNIQUES PROJECTS
37
Inking Stamps with Markers
38
Using Chalk to Color Stamped Images
40
Creating Watercolor Effects
72
Stamping on Glass
74
Working with Unmounted Stamps
76
Creating Borders
78
Stamping on Tissue Paper
80
Creating Gift Wrap
82
Sponging and Color Blocking
86
Inking Directly onto Paper
88

Shadow Stamping
44
Embossing on PapierMâché
46
Carving Your Own Stamps
48
Overstamping with Powdered Pigments
52
Using Colored Pencil to Color Stamped Images
54
Using Colored Pencil on Wood
58
Embossing on Metal
60
Overstamping
64
Using Resist
66
Stamping on a Rubber Stamp
70
Multicolor Embossing
92
Layer Embossing
94
Stamping on Fabric
98
Making Dimensional Cards
100
Creating Faux Finishes
102
Creating Faux Finishes with Powdered Pigments
106
Using Embellishments
108
RESOURCES
110
INDEX
111
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McGraw is a nationally known rubber stamp artist.

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