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How to Carve a Rubber Stamp and Yellow Owl Workshop Giveaway


San Francisco–based artist Christine Schmidt, of Yellow Owl Workshop, is reassuring about the occasional “oops” that can occur while working a project and reminds us that “perfection can as often as not come from the imperfection of a piece. She says, “Once people lose the idea that everything has to be perfect-looking, it’s so much less stressful and more fun.”

Christine’s encouraging guidance and insider tricks, along with her truly unique yet easy-to-follow projects, makes Print Workshop an excellent book for anyone who might want to learn how to screen print a T-shirt, create their own stationery set, or make their own stamps and stencils at home—no fancy studio required.

In this awesome video, she shows you how to roll up your sleeves and carve a rubber stamp.

PRINT WORKSHOP by Christine Schmidt from Yellow Owl Workshop on Vimeo.

Download the template on the Yellow Owl Workshop homepage.

Comment below and one lucky winner will win a Yellow Owl Stamp kit of their very own!

And don’t miss seeing Christine in person at West Elm Emeryville, California, on June 11th!



Denise June 9th, 2011

I just got Print Workshop from the library and fully intend to use it! I’m at home on Maternity Leave (in Canada it’s 1 full year), and have high hopes of setting up and using a space in my basement to print print PRINT.

Valerie Morgan June 9th, 2011

Oh my gosh, that video is wonderful. You have unleashed a printing maniac. My head is spinning with ideas, fabric, paper and carving stamps! This is going to be fantastic summer!!!

Blossom June 9th, 2011

I’ve never tried stamping, but it looks like fun!

Anastasia June 9th, 2011

Never carved a stamp, looks like it could be fun!

cgorga June 9th, 2011

What are some cool stamping projects you’d like to experiment with?

JoAnne Heintz June 9th, 2011

I have wanted to learn to carve my own rubber stamps and didn’t think that I could–that video and book make me think that I can!!

Tammy Gray June 9th, 2011

Wow! What a great video! She does do an exceptional job at showing and explaining what she’s doing! Thank you!

cgorga June 13th, 2011

I’m glad you’re all enjoying the video!



About the Book
Print Workshop
Hand-Printing Techniques and Truly Original Projects
Written by Christine Schmidt
Category: Crafts & Hobbies – Printmaking; Crafts & Hobbies - Papercrafts
Format: Paperback
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $19.99
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