Making an Impression Book Review

Making an Impression book review. Book by Geninne Zlatkis

Making an Impression: Designing & Creating Artful Stamps by Geninne Zlatkis is for someone who wants to learn how to hand carve their own stamps.

The book includes:

  • List of tools and materials basics
  • Instructions on how to make stamps with erasers
  • 20 stamp projects
  • 50 of her signature motifs you can use to make stamps

Hand carved stamp by The Handcrafted Story. Pattern from Making an Impression by Geninne Zlatkis.

Making a Hand Carved Stamp

I tried Geninne’s “Photo Frame” pattern (above photo):

  • I traced the pattern onto tracing paper,
  • Used a bone folder to rub the pattern onto the cutting block, then
  • Tried my best to cut it out. Clearly, I need some practice on the small details.

My recommendation for your first hand carved stamp is to pick a simple pattern (not like the one I picked). Straight lines are much easier to cut than circles.

Making an Impression inside book

If you like this book, try:

Hand carved stamp by The Handcrafted Story. Pattern from Making an Impression by Geninne Zlatkis.

Rating

I give Making an Impression a 5/5 rating because it is a beautiful, inspiring book.


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I own this book and of course, the opinions are my own. Affiliate links used wherever possible, which means that at no additional cost to you I make a small commission if you make a purchase. 

By | 2015-10-26T20:56:03+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Creative Book Reviews, Stamping|0 Comments

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