Saturday, March 12, 2022; 10:00 a.m.
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Waco, Texas
In March Amy Taylor will teach our program and workshop on stamp carving! In the free morning session, we will get familiar with the basic tools and supplies needed to create our own unique hand carved stamps. During our time together we will carve some basic stamps that can be used for borders and accents. Then we’ll up our game a little and create a patterning/repeating stamp. We will also talk about ways to incorporate our handmade stamps into our calligraphic works.
Afternoon Additional Supplies: bone folder, carving material (Amy will have some 4”x6” carving blocks for purchase at $2 per block. If you would like to bring your own carving material, she likes the Speedball pink blocks or the Speedball Easy Carve. The brand she is bringing in bulk is Tosnail which I found on Amazon VERY affordably.
During our afternoon together, we will build on our skills from
the program. You will then learn to transfer, carve, edit, and stamp your
creations. We will cover carving images such as animals or botanicals as well
as carving words and phrases. Then we will explore how to create a “mix
and match” stamp set and how to create a stamp with 2 different
colors. You will learn several methods to design stamps of increasing
course, we’ll cover how to fix small oopsies that happen when carving and how
to store your stamps. Finally, Amy will give you some ideas of ways
to use your stamps and some places to look for inspiration. We can’t wait
to see what you create!