Join me for a stamp carving adventure where we'll learn the ins and outs of carving your own rubber stamps. Perfect for scrapbooks, cards, art journaling, and mixed media, hand-carved rubber stamps help you add your own unique mark to your work.
We’ll go over the basics, including tools, cutting techniques, and creating your stamp designs and getting them onto your rubber. We’ll make several stamps in class, focusing on basic designs, repeating patterns, and word stamps. There will be sample designs from my own stamps available for you to use, or you can design your own!
Students should bring:
Notes on Stamp Carving Supplies:
Speedball makes good starter sets for stamp carving. If you need tools, check out their Linoleum Carving Set 1, or the Speedball Speedy Carve Stamp Carving Kit. Their Speedy Carve rubber is a great starter for stamp carving (Note: do NOT get Speedy Cut. It does not carve well at all.)
Gwen's preferred tools and rubber: Flexcut Micro-Palm Wood Carving Set, Moo Carve Carving Blocks, Eco Karve Rubber. (Note that if you're using Speedy Carve, Speedball carving tools will work better.)