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40 Techniques Every Stamper Should Know

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Make the most of your stamping supplies! Learn trendy techniques, create incredible designs and get answers to all your stamp-related questions.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Carrie Avery
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Unlock the full creative potential of your stamps with instructor Carrie Avery. Learn how to use rubber stamps, inks, masking techniques, textured backgrounds and more to create an endless array of eye-catching projects. First, learn how to achieve clear impressions and ensure your stamps last for years to come. Discover a delightful shadow technique, create ornate masking projects, and make multiple stamps "kiss" for elegant or playful patterns. Then, transform textured and colored paper with stamps and create charming accents with vellum or book paper. To make your images pop off the page, explore different types of ink and add vibrancy with alcohol-resist tricks. Finally, create watercolor, chalkboard, colored pencil and foiling effects and use heat tools to enhance the look and feel of your projects.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Love Your Stamps
Meet Carrie Avery, a seasoned stamping instructor and designer. In this opening lesson, Carrie begins by demonstrating a few tips for getting clear impressions. Then, learn how to create unique effects: a shadow technique for depth and delightful frames made with masking. You'll also learn how to care for your stamps!
2. Creative Stamping & Masking
3. Paper Techniques for Every Project
4. Inspiring Effects With Ink Pads
5. Vibrant Color Techniques
6. Hot Techniques With Heat Tools
7. Innovative Embellishment Techniques

Taught by

Carrie Avery
Carrie Avery
Carrie Avery has been teaching stamping and mixed media art classes for more than 15 years. She's the founder and owner of Paper Wings Productions, a company that manufacturers rubber stamps and sells unique art materials. She first became involved with mixed media art as the co-owner and teacher at Stamp Antonio, a retail store in San Antonio, Texas. Carrie has a passion for teaching classes and sharing her knowledge of all things paper and mixed media.

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