Tuesday, September 3, 2019


At the September workshop we will be making our own rubber stamps to decorate cards, books, or whatever your heart desires. This technique was influenced by Jon Arbuckle, and will be taught by Kenzie Mullen. The stamps will be 1" square. After carving, they will be stamped once, then rotated and stamped again, then rotated again and once more to make a 2" square design. These designs can be as simple or as complicated as you like. They can also be reversed to make a different design. The carving can even be done on both sides making four different designs with one simple 1" square.

What to Bring:

  • Carving tools...you might have a set from the workshop Judy Rishel did on letterboxing last year. Or, you can buy them at Ellis Art, Just My Type, Arcata Art Center or Michaels. At Ellis Art you can buy just the handle and a nib or two. Kenzie will bring three sets to share if you don't have one (please email her to reserve a set).
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Protractor if you want to be precise, but not necessary
  • Sketch paper and/or tracing paper
  • A well inked stamp pad
  • Scrap paper to stamp on to try out your designs
  • Handi-wipes ( your hands get inky)
  • Optional: A simple pamphlet stitched booklet to stamp your new stamps in and "collect" other people's stamped designs

What Kenzie will bring:

  • Three sets of carving tools to loan
  • Four 1" squares of Moo Carving Blocks for each member to carve
  • Examples to provide design ideas

   Saturday September 14 at noon

Where:  Eureka Methodist Church at Del Norte & F Streets
Bring:    See above list
Cost:     $1.50
RSVP:    by Tuesday Sept. 10 to Kenzie (contact information in the newsletter)

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