Monday, August 20, 2007

Oooohhh, I have a LOVELY new book!

It is NOT often that I find a stamping book with which I am totally enthralled. Most times, I'll see a well developed technique or two, and the rest of the book holds nothing new or exciting for me.

If you like to mess around, and use your inks, paints, and stamps in different, creative ways, this book is a delightful addition to your library.

It's called Texture Effects for Rubber Stamping, by uber-artist Nancy Curry (published by North Light Books, isbn1-58180-558-6) and it is absolutely positively fabulously (is that even a word?) AMAZING!

It was actually published in 2004, but I'd never seen it before. It was also *ahem" "spendy," at a whopping $33 Canadian, but only $23 USD. It was obviously published when the Canadian dollar was not as STRONG as it is now! (lol) I'm sure it's available used, but patience is not one of my strongest virtues. It needed me NOW.

Every single delicious PAGE is a treat, a veritable, droolable TREAT I tell you!

Its all about adding texture, of course, and I've already bookmarked six new-to-me background techiques I'm planning to try.

Monet's Pointillism (WOW!!)
Chasing Diamonds
Eternal Style (using dtp chalk inks)
Using MASKING TAPE with chalk inks! (who KNEW?)
Variegation (all about creating with your own self-made background stamps!)

She also has a fabulous tutorial on Batik, using highly pigmented watercolour paints, and one on creating a Piano Hinge Tag Book.
Oooohhh I am excited...can you tell?

Post Script There are FORTY used copies available on Amazon ...of COURSE... NEW from $15.63, USED from $9.98, but you'd better get there soon, because I'm buying some for lucky stamping buddies! Just click on the red "Amazon," it'll take you right there.


Swamp Tulip said...

Looks like a great book. I'll have to look for it when I'm out tonight.


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

he he--I have this book too. Got it at a used book store for $7. How awesome is that? Okay, you and I need to challenge each other to try a new-to-me technique in this book and post it on our blogs and link each other. Are you up for it? I love the new look to your blog. That banner is awesome and I love the black background. That is something I contemplated. I signed your guestbook too. blah, blah, blah. Do I talk too much? he he (I try not to use LOL as much as a Shackie once commented she blocked someone's comment because LOL was used to much).

Dymphie said...

Sounds like a yummie book Deborah!

Anonymous said...

sounds like a real gem!! i can't wait to see what you make from this new book!

thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

I have GOT TO see if I can find this book. Deborah it looks like something that is right up my alley. Beth found it in a used bookstore? Hmmm...I'll check my local one before I head to Chapters to get it or order it.

Thanks so much for posting about this book. This is the kind of info I just love to read! :)

Penny said...

Just off to find it ......sounds like it's right up my street!

Colleen Schaan said...

This sounds like a wonderful new resource...I am off to "" it right now...thanks for the tip!

Penny said...

hey Deborah, I found it on Amazon and have ordered it!

Donna said...

I have this book it is awesome!

ncurryartiste said...


Thank you so much for the glowing praise for my book. I do hope you let me follow your experimentation with the techniques as you customize them.

You made my day!!!!

Nancy (alt books only)

Hazel said...

Love, love, love this book! I bought it earlier this year and it is well thumbed! I can't wait to see how it has inspired you.

Vintage Papers said...

thank you for sharing this.
it looks WONDERFUL! :)

Anonymous said...

Deborah, this books sounds awesome! I will have to keep an eye out for it. The techniques look very interesting, and I am into altering lately!

Debbie said...

This is very tempting. Headed to Amazon now....

Anonymous said...

Deborah, I have this book too. It does a wonderful job of showing techniques step by step with great photos and clear explanations. When I went through it, I felt that I could actually do these techniques. Thanks for the reminder. Daria