Stampington & Co Press Release

Pam Carriker Transforms Lino Cuts Into New Poetic Portraits Stamp Line
Mixed-media artist invites lovers of handmade to make their mark with her debut collection

Laguna Hills, CA, June 26, 2012— Long before she was an established artist and best-selling author, Pam Carriker was an avid rubber stamper. Next month, Carriker will reap the fruits of her creative labor with the launch of her highly anticipated debut stamp line, Poetic Portraits. Featuring distinctive portraits reminiscent of a Shakespearean cast of characters, this collection of cling mount stamps is a reflection of Carriker’s own hand drawings and carved images originally featured in Somerset Studio magazine.

“I love to use and reuse my art in many different forms to watch it develop and morph into new artwork, so I create tools from it, some in the form of lino cuts, that allow me to continue exploring my art in new ways,” said Carriker. While the process of gathering ideas from years of artwork and turning them into carvable designs was a long one, Carriker is pleased with the cohesive, user-friendly collection. “I really wanted to have a line of stamps that can be manipulated with different media so artists using them can do more than just stamp the image. These images are perfect for sandwiching in between layers of other media that can totally transform them into new artwork!”

“Rubber stamping was one of the very first things I was really involved in as a creative hobby, and producing this stamp line feels like I’ve come full circle in many ways,” said Carriker. “My love of stamps has never diminished, and I look forward to helping push traditional stamping into a more mixed-media/artistic approach.”

The Poetic Portraits cling mount collection is made in the USA and will be ready to ship on July 9th. The retail price for the images is $9.95 each, and they can be purchased through select art and crafting retailers and directly from Stampington & Company at www.stampington.com or by calling 1-877-STAMPER. To learn more about Pam Carriker, visit www.pamcarriker.com.  For more information about this release, including print-ready images, visit www.stampington.com/press.