Stamp Camp

Learn to Carve Your First (and Second, and Fortieth) Stamp!

With clear instruction every step of the way.

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.

 

No experience required.

In fact, it's better if you have none!

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. 

Curriculum

Course Intro

02:07

  • Welcome to Stamp Camp! FREE PREVIEW
  • How to Use the Class Platform FREE PREVIEW
  • Let's chat: Why do you want to learn to make stamps?

Lesson 1: Tools & Materials

08:00

  • What You Need to Make Stamps FREE PREVIEW
  • Supplies List FREE PREVIEW
  • Optional Tools & Materials
  • Let's chat: Tools & Materials

Lesson 2: Design Your Stamp

07:24

  • Sketch Your Design
  • Stamp Templates to Download, Print and Trace
  • Clean Up Your Sketch
  • Transfer the Sketch to Rubber
  • Notes on Sketching, Cleaning Up and Transferring your Sketch
  • Let's chat: Designing Your Stamp

Lesson 3: Start Carving

12:32

  • Prepare the Medium and Choose a Carving Blade
  • Avoid Unwanted Marks on Your Stamp
  • Carve the Outline of the Stamp
  • Important Notes About Carving
  • Carve the Body of the Stamp
  • Let's chat: Carving

Lesson 4: Final Carving, Inking and Refining

06:35

  • Finish Carving, Ink, and Refine
  • Notes on Carving and Refining Your Stamp
  • Let's chat: Final Carving, Inking, and Refining

Lesson 5: All the Final Details

08:34

  • Final Details: How to Clean and Store Your Stamps, & More
  • How to Reassemble Your Carving Tool If It Comes Apart
  • Video: How to Reassemble Your Carving Tool
  • Let's chat: The Final Lesson

BONUS: Halloween Stamp Project

  • Treat Bags, Cards or Banners FREE PREVIEW
  • What You Need FREE PREVIEW
  • PDF – Halloween Stamp Templates to Download FREE PREVIEW
  • Make the Stamp(s) FREE PREVIEW
  • Make the Treat Bags (or Cards or Banners...) FREE PREVIEW
  • Show Off Your Stamps! FREE PREVIEW

About Your Instructor

Kim Werker

Kim Werker

Camp Counselor for Grownups

Hello! I'm so excited to meet you in class. I'm Kim, and I'm a writer and craft instructor specializing in helping folks explore their creativity, try new things and have fun doing it. I firmly believe that perfection is boring, so my main goal is for my students to have fun, celebrate mistakes, and keep practicing until they get the hang of it. I'm here to cheer and nudge you along as you go.

I've written six crochet books and a book about making ugly things on purpose as a way to confront our creative demons, and I teach crochet at Bluprint. I also host a Community of Creative Adventurers, which is where you'll find me for help as you progress through my classes, and where you can connect with other folks from all over the world who also enjoy making things and talking about it (we have free weekly video chats – you should come!)

I live in Vancouver, Canada, with my family and our mutt.

kim@kimwerker.com

Skills

Using a carving tool

Designing a stamp

Transferring a sketch to rubber

How to carve safely and efficiently

Using your stamps

Caring for your stamps

Pricing

$25.00 Regular Price Buy $25.00

Reviews

Great course

From Joanne Pooley

Kim Werker is such a great teacher. Nothing seems unachievable. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to learn how to make stamps.

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