I'm fairly new to papercrafting, and would like to get a lot of practice and learn techniques for rubber stamping. I found SC too late to sign up for Summer Stamp School (so sad!).
Does anyone have any other recos for online classes, local classes (Seattle area), or books/workbooks that would be useful? I need something structured, with lots of examples and pictures :)
Honestly, I have learned more on you tube than anywhere else! On you tube, just search 'stamping techniques' or 'stamping tutorials' and see what all you find!
i don't know of any classes either, but i just learned through trial and error. and asking questions here, there are lots of expert stampers that hang around the message boards. i also got the stamp press that they sell here in the shop and let me tell you that thing really works!!
check out onlinecardclasses.com
I have taken two classes there and they were both FULL of tips, techniques, videos, examples and PDFs. I learned ALOT!
It is geared for card makers but the techniques can easily applied to layouts.
you can also look at jennifer mcguire's blog. she has lots of free tutorials and most are on video which are super easy to follow and quick to watch
May Flaum has some videos on her blog. She's doing a "Scrap Camp" this summer, a free online class. You might enjoy perusing her site. http://mayflaum.com/
Hope you find something useful! :)
In Seattle, Impress Rubber Stamps holds classes at its various locations. Also, A Muse (Greenwood) has make and takes every week and may still have classes.
Kristina Werner (kwernerdesign.com) does 2 card making videos a week, almost all of which include some kind of stamping. :)
awesome, thanks everyone! @djuna - I've taken some classes at Impress but they seem mostly project-focused rather than techniques. They do have a Stamping 101 coming up, though unfortunately, it's right about the time when my baby is due :P
Two peas in a bucket had stamping lessons free a year ago. Check there under classes. That's how I learned a LOT.
Last year I took an online class by Jennifer McGuire and we made this project that functions as an inspiration board. http://picsandcheesecake.blogspot.nl/2011/10/canvas-project.html
Every heart is a different stamping technique. The class is still available: http://www.onlinecardclasses.com/inspirationshowcase/classinfo/
I really liked this class!
I would also recommend Jennifer McGuire. She is a talented experienced stamper and her videos might be helpful. I think you can find them on her blog:
Also the Hero Arts channel on YouTube has lots of videos and some of these demonstrate stamping techniques.
Welcome to the world of stamping! It's so much fun!!!