My friend Elinor of Krank Press will be teaching a workshop at Feliz next month, and it sounds like it’s going to be awesome! She’ll be teaching attendees how to use hand-carved stamps to make beautiful wrapping paper. This workshop is perfect for the upcoming holiday season, and the class is basically an introduction to relief printing in general (something I talk about a bit here on the blog!) If you live in Austin, and you’re at all interested in learning basic printmaking techniques, I’d highly recommend Elinor’s workshop!
Hand-carved stamps are a quick & satisfying way to do relief printing without a press. Each student will get a printing kit with printing blocks, knives, stamp pad & assorted fabrics & papers to print on; we’ll learn how to carve the stamps & then use them to make wrapping paper & gift tags. I’ll provide you with ideas & inspiration on how to create big patterns from small images. Two sessions will be offered.
(All photos borrowed from the Krank Press blog)