Hand-Carve Cute Stamps!
Did you know you can easily design and carve your own rubber stamps? It’s an excellent way to create one-of-a-kind cards and gift wrap, to personalize correspondence, and to mark special occasions on your calendar!
Children’s book illustrator Erica Sirotich (www.ericasirotich.com) will demonstrate how to create simple and cute images that are suitable for stamping, how to transfer them onto rubber, and how to use carving tools to bring your images to life. We’ll go over the use of negative and positive space to give the same image different looks and styles. Students may work from their own designs, or choose from a selection of simple illustrations supplied by the instructor. Perfect for beginners! Tools will be provided.
Students will walk away with their own hand-carved stamp mounted onto a wood handle, a hand-stamped greeting card, a sheet of hand-stamped gift wrap, and an instructional guide. Creative collaboration and play is encouraged at the end of the class. Feel free to bring designs to class with you, but be sure they are 2” x 2” or smaller.
*Because this class utilizes sharp-edged tools, it is not suitable for students under 14.
Teacher - Erica Sirotich