Stamp-Making Adventures: Carve, cut, & print one-of-a-kind designs (Video Download)

Discover a myriad of techniques for creating stamps with found objects, foam, and carving.
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Making your own stamps is astonishingly easy. And once you start, it will become an addiction that can’t be stopped. Mixed-media artist Julie Fei-Fan Balzer shares myriad techniques for creating stamps with found objects, foam, and carving. Along the way she reveals tips on printing, layering, and planning your designs. It’s a stamp-making adventure you won’t soon forget!

About the Author
  • Ink (Archival Ink™ and Distress Inks™ by Ranger, StazOn® Ink by Tsukineko®)
  • Glossy Accents™ (Ranger)
  • Dies (Tim Holtz® by Sizzix®)
  • Embossing Folders (Tim Holtz by Sizzix)
  • Die-cutting machine (Tim Holtz Vagabond by Sizzix)
  • Acrylic paint (Claudine Hellmuth by Ranger, Eco Green Crafts™)
  • Blending foam and tool (Ranger)
  • Cosmetic sponges
  • Craft foam
  • Scissors
  • Creative Versa-Tool™ (Walnut Hollow®)
  • Speedy-Carve™ (Speedball®)
  • Lino cutter handles and cutters
  • Box cutter
  • Glass cutting mat
  • Pencil
  • Metal-edged ruler
  • Ball-point pens
  • Cling foam
  • Acrylic block (for stamping)
  • Scissors (Kai, stamp cutting)

SKU: EP4530

Author/Speaker/Editor: Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Format: Standard Definition Video

Customer Reviews

Excellent Review by Kathryn C

I purchased the Book, and I love it!

(Posted on 8/11/14)

Good lesson Review by Sharon

Very informative. I had fun with this video. Lots of ideas. I had purchased the stamp carve play book, then I stumbled upon this video. It is best to start here first. Mixed media is expensive, you just have to start accumulating tools a little at a time. This will help me to create my own stamps instead of purchasing all. this video has allowed me to look around for patterns to make my own designs

(Posted on 8/3/14)

Good if you have all the gadgets Review by Christine

Julie is a great teacher and this is a great video.... There is a "but" though. Yes she uses inexpensive foam and found objects, but what the blurb doesn't tell you is that you need specialist equipment for most of the techniques she demonstrates. Some of it looks pretty expensive. I don't have any of these gadgets so much of the video was of no use to me. I wouldn't have bought it if I'd known. If you already have the equipment though you will probably enjoy it more! I do think it should be clearer.. maybe supplying materials list would be useful as they do in Craftsy.

(Posted on 6/1/14)

Stamp-Making Adventures Review by NULL NULL

I LOVE this DVD!!! In addition to being an amazing artist/teacher, Julie is smart, creative, and so energetic! I've collected all manner of stamp-carving supplies, from Speed-Ball lino-cutters to craft foam, but have felt timid about actually CARVING something. But now, after watching Julie's DVD, I can't wait to get started!! The only thing that I feel is missing is an enclosed "worksheet" with either photos or line drawings of each stamp. And, of course, a copyright statement. Congrats, and thanks, Julie for creating such a wonderful tutorial! Carolyn Phillips

(Posted on 5/24/12)