Print & Stamp Lab

Print & Stamp Lab by Traci Bunkers

52 Ideas for Handmade, Upcycled Print Tools

Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781592535989
Publisher: Quarry Books
Series: Lab Series
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Artist and popular workshop instructor Traci Bunkers can turn just about anything into an interesting stamp, printing block, or tool. In this book, she shows readers how to see overlooked, everyday objects in a new way, and how to "MacGyver" them into easy to use printing blocks and tools. Readers learn to create 52 print blocks and stamp tools, all from inexpensive, ordinary, and unexpected materials--string, spools, bandaids, flip flops, ear plugs, rubber bands, school erasers, and a slew of other repurposed and upcycled items. The book also shows how to use those simple tools to make gorgeous, multi-layered prints and patterns that can be used to enhance journal covers, stationery, fabrics, accessories, and more.

Traci Bunkers is a passionate and quirky self-employed mixed-media and fiber artist living in Lawrence, Kansas. Through her one-woman business Bonkers Handmade Originals, she sells her nifty creations such as hand-dyed spinning fibers and yarns, original rubber stamps, handmade books, kits and original artwork. She also creates an artzine called Tub Legs, designs knitwear, and is a knitting, spinning, and crochet technical editor. She has been teaching workshops across the US since the early 90s and her visual journal pages, artwork, and knit designs have been published in numerous books and magazines. To learn more about her work, visit her web site at
Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781592535989
Series: Lab Series
Illustrations: 200
Size: 8.5 in x 8.5 in x 0.375 in / 215.9 mm x 215.9 mm x 9.525 mm

Bunkers calls her work “alternative printmaking” and tells readers how to turn everyday materials and objects into custom stamps and printmaking tools.  …The graphics are colorful and inspiring, the instructions concise and easy to follow.  Your probably already have everything you need to get started. - Barbara Delaney “In the Mix”, Cloth Paper Scissors, July/August 2010

September 9, 2011
Traci Bunkers, author of Print & Stamp Lab and The Art Journal Workshop, has been profiled at Read More.