Take your very first steps to carve your own, unique stamps in Stamp Camp, with instructor Kim Werker. You’ll learn all about the tools and materials you need, how to plan your design, transfer it onto rubber, carve, ink and use the stamp, before finally learning how to care for your finished stamps.
You’ll learn about different materials (including carving tools, rubber mediums, and inks), and how to ensure you carve the design you really want.
By the end of this five-lesson class, including 45 minutes of video instruction, you’ll have carved your first stamp, used it successfully, and have all the information and confidence you need to keep carving.
Carving your own stamps is an incredibly versatile and unique craft. You can start by simply creating small, graphic stamps of simple shapes (perfect for journaling!). Then you can develop your skills and start creating intense and intricate designs that are perfect for cards, craftivism, slogans, or full spreads in an art journal.
Hello! I'm so excited to meet you in class. I'm Kim, and I'm a writer and craft instructor specializing in helping people try new things and have fun doing it. In my opinion, perfection is totally boring, so in all my classes the main goal is to have fun while trying something new. Every new thing is guaranteed to be totally imperfect – which is exactly how it should be.
A little about my background: I've written six crochet books and also a book about making ugly things on purpose as a way to confront our creative demons, and I teach crochet at Craftsy. In 2014, I started making something every single day, and it's a habit that changed my life (not to be too dramatic about it). I live in Vancouver, BC, where I carve stamps inspired by my family's road-trips, knit and crochet, and read lots and lots.