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 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.