Design! Carve! Print! Make a Custom Stamp from iPad to Paper
Beginner | 33 min 24 sec
If you've ever hesitated to try making a custom stamp due to any insecurities about your drawing skills, this is the class for you. Printmaker and book artist Sarah Matthews shows you her method of easily turning any photo into a sketch with Procreate on the iPad. You'll then learn how to transfer that sketch to a carving block, carve out your stamp, and print. To create stamped art with sections of different colors, Sarah will also teach you how to print in layers. With all the skills that Sarah shares here, the only limit to your custom stamp art is your imagination.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • iPad with Procreate
  • VersaFine Clair in Nocturne
  • Dewdrops Memento Brilliance in Pearlescent Chocolate, Pearlescent Thyme, Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, and New Sprout
  • Pfeil carving tools
  • Powergrip carving tools
  • Chisel-tip marker
  • Utility knife
  • Speedball speedy carve block
  • Scissors
  • Blackwing pencil
  • Scratch paper for printing
  • Bone folder
  • VersaFine Clair in Charming Pink and a regular pencil with new eraser (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Make a custom stamp from a photo
  • Use Procreate on the iPad to trace a design for your stamp
  • Transfer your drawing onto a carving block
  • Carve out your stamp
  • Print with an ink pad
  • Carve extra blocks to print in layered colors
  • Print in a brick pattern
  • Add printed details with a regular pencil

What you'll get:
  • A unique lesson on how to make and carve a custom stamp using Procreate
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from artist Sarah Matthews
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
123 users recommended this class to a friend
Tanya Brauer
Accessible and creative process. Thank you!
1 day ago
Irina Volchansky
What a great class, with fun ideas!
6 days ago
Tracy Young
I love Sarah Mathew’s work as it is so strong, colorful and improvisational feeling. Despite being a longtime printer I still learned, notably how she used 2 other stamps so easily to add color. Sarah obviously controls her tools masterfully, however I don’t carve towards my fingers or towards the image. Avoid the ouchies!
December 18, 2022