Carving Rubber Stamps
Beginner | 11 min 46 sec
With simple carving tools and your design sensibilities, you can carve a custom set of stamps to add personality and zip to stationery, textiles and more. Christine shows you how to transfer a design and which tools to use, to celebrate the charm and imperfections of printing by hand.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Soft rubber block, such as Speedball or Soft-Kut
  • ​Linoleum cutter knife
  • Water-based stamp ink pad
  • Pencil
  • Scrap paper
  • Moistened sponge or wet paper towel for cleanup
  • Wood block and super glue (optional)
  • Or
  • Yellow Owl Workshop's Carve-A-Stamp Kit
  • Downloads:
    Learn how to:
    • Make custom stamps
    • Transfer your design onto your stamp

    What you’ll get:
    • An easy-to-follow lesson on crafting your own stamp pad
    • 8 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
    • Itemized supply list
    • Downloadable PDF pattern included
    • Step-by-step instruction by artist Christine Schmidt
    • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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    Class Reviews
    470 users recommended this class to a friend
    She takes making a stamp a lot less scary! I enjoyed the class, it was just long enough. :)
    More than 3 months ago
    Catherine Parker
    Great instructor. Fun class. Made it look easy to carve my own rubber stamps!
    More than 3 months ago
    Shelby Lim
    Love the simplicity of the lesson, but the camera work can be better as it seem to have some difficulty focusing on where it should be focusing on :)
    More than 3 months ago