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Textile artist Anna Joyce’s design process is intuitive, relaxed, and rooted in the belief that we should live with color and pattern every day. Inspired by vintage fabric, folk art, shapes in nature, and exciting new color combinations, Joyce’s distinctive projects showcase the beauty of the unexpected and the mark of the artist’s hand. In Stamp Stencil Paint, Joyce shares her signature hand-printing techniques and infectious enthusiasm for adding patterns to ready-made surfaces such as fabric, ceramics, paper, leather, furniture, walls, and more. Following beautiful step-by-step photography, crafters learn new, easy skills to stamp, stencil, and hand-paint wonderful projects for their homes, wardrobes, families, and friends.
About the Author
Anna Joyce regularly teaches sold-out dyeing workshops in person and online. She sells her work on Etsy and through upscale online shops and boutiques around the country. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
In Stamp Stencil Paint, Anna Joyce makes the traditional hand-printing techniques we grew up with feel fresh and modern again. Her love of color and pattern is inspiring and makes me want to stop what I'm doing and start a project! — Grace Bonney, Founder, Design*Sponge
As someone who’s always trying new printing and painting techniques, I’m thrilled to have Stamp Stencil Paint in my hands. This book is a gold mine of totally fresh projects that appeal to my passion for pattern and color without compromising ease and budget. — Lisa Congdon, Artist and Author
Anna Joyce leads you through simple (yet not basic) projects so effortlessly, you'll feel like you're making something beautiful with your best friend on a sunny afternoon. — Rena Tom, Retail Consultant and Founder, Makeshift Society
The true beauty of this book can be found in the easy-to-understand instructions and incredible photography. Beginners will feel confident trying these projects and seasoned pros will find fresh new ideas. Gotta go! Need to stencil my walls now! — Kari Chapin, Author of The Handmade Marketplace and Grow Your Handmade Business
“Fine artists and crafting hobbyists of all skill levels can take inspiration from this cheerful guide.” — Library Journal
“It’s always time to celebrate new craft talent, especially one who translates pattern into simple, effective, and striking design. That’s the calling of Joyce, who, in her first book, nails the concept of a universal appeal.” — Booklist
“Anna is using her new book to teach readers how to infuse vibrance and creativity into their everyday lives with simple projects.” — Entertain Decorate Celebrate magazine
“If you’re looking to take your stamping to a new level and expand your creativity, check out Stamp Stencil Paint. Anna’s designs are trendy, stylish and modern.” — Craft Gossip
“If you’ve ever carved or cut out your own stamp, you know—dipping that stamp in paint and creating your own design can get a little addictive. In the new book Stamp Stencil Paint by pattern-making pro Anna Joyce, a whole section is devoted to the art of creating custom-stamped patterns.” — HGTV.com
“There are at least a dozen projects we’ve bookmarked to make. No matter what project you gravitate to, the book is worth checking out.” — The Pioneer Woman
“This beautifully photographed book demonstrates that stamped, stenciled, and printed designs don’t have to be complex to be striking . . . it’s the projects themselves, created with a clean, elegant aesthetic, that are so captivating.” — Cloth Paper Scissors
“The book covers projects on ready-made surfaces like fabric, ceramics, paper, leather, furniture, walls, and more. Easy, clear directions make this book even more amazing.” — Lisa Congdon
“Beautiful and filled with simple yet clever patterns and techniques on a variety of surfaces. As a maker, it’s rare that I spend time creating work that is not my own, but her book has me inspired to make several of her projects for my home.” — The House That Lars Built