I recently got the chance to play with a brand new book from Klutz called Stamp Art. And when I say play, I mean it, I had a blast with these stamps! Stamp Art comes with 64 clear stamps, a clear block, 3 double-sided colored pencils, a black ink pad and a really fun book with loads of ideas and places to stamp. The stamps are basic and not so basic shapes, like ovals, circles, squares, tear drops, crescents, stars and lots more that you combine to make your own designs. This book is geared for kids but I honestly think stampers of all ages will have fun and find uses for these stamps, everyone needs basic shapes in their stamping tool kit. And the possibilities for making your own images are really endless, once I started creating with them I had a hard time stopping The book has loads of step by step ideas so kids (or you) can following along or just sit down and see what you can combine to make your own. For all you stamping parents out there who have kids that always want to try your stamps this is the *perfect* gift to give them!
I wanted to share a few of the projects I made with the stamps in this book. For the place card I stamped my shapes on colored cardstock and cut them out to make my cute turkey. This would be a great project to keep the kids busy while you are cooking on Thanksgiving, they can make a place card for each guest.
The other two cards were made combining the stamps using a little masking technique and colored with colored pencils. The cat and turkey were variations on images found in the book but I’m so proud of my owl, I created him all on my own.
Here’s a few peeks inside the book itself.
“Stamp Art makes stamping simpler — and more creative — than ever. Stick the included shapes on the see-through acrylic block to create your own one-of-a-kind stamp design. Full of inspirational artwork and instruction, this stamp-right-in-it book shows how to create animals, flowers, houses, aliens… anything you can dream up.”
And here’s a wonderful discount code for our readers:
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And best of all tune in here tomorrow for a fantastic giveaway from Klutz for three of our readers!!
By Heather Holbrook