Stamp Carving Workshop

DEADLINE : 7th December, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn to carve your own rubber stamps to create your own handmade Christmas cards and gift tags with artist and printmaker Kay Watanabe.

Kay will show you how to carve soft, easy-to-work rubber to create small, Christmas-themed stamps. She will show you hints and tricks to stamp them effectively to create your own cards and gift tags. Your stamps can be also used to design wrapping paper, gift boxes and paper bags, and even used to create last minute small gifts such as bookmarks!

What you’ll get:

  • All the materials you need to create your own hand-carved stamp
  • 2 sets of blank cards and envelopes and some blank gift tags to stamp on
  • Stamp pads to experiment with during the workshop
  • Exclusive Christmas shopping discount: 10% off on purchases made in the Artisan store on the day of the workshop

What to bring:

  • We’ll have aprons for you but please wear enclosed shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty!

About Kay

Kay Watanabe is a Brisbane-based visual artist, mainly working in the field of printmaking and 3D objects. Kay actively exhibits around Australia and internationally, and teaches at workshops for various organisations.

While she creates exhibition works using printmaking techniques such as etching, drypoint, collagraph, monotype, linocut and woodcut, Kay also creates stationery items, using stamps of her own designs, which are available at shops, including the State Library of Queensland.

Kay also teaches printmaking, stamp carving and journal making using Japanese stab stitching for various organisations.

Workshop info

When:  10am-12pm Thursday 7 December

Where: Artisan, 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Cost: $35

Website link: https://www.artisan.org.au/christmas-stamp-carving-workshop