Stamping Class Essentials
Last Updated 10/14/09
When teaching stamping classes, I find that so many people are unprepared with their essential or basic kit for stamping. I have compiled this list from years of teaching and seeing what folks bring and don't even own yet. This is just an outline and can be added to or reduced, as your individual classes require. I am just sharing this from my own experiences, so feel free to add to the list, so we can all better help our new stampers, or stampers just getting into the teaching phase.
Stamping Essentials: List for Class supplies as deemed by the instructor
Black waterproof ink pad such as Ranger Archival, Memories Black, Ancient Page Black or Black Document ink available online from Evolving Images (remember that even though these are all waterproof ink it does require a drying time so don't rush it)
A Basic Palette of regular dye inks are great for collage, sponging, masking techniques.
Watercolor Pencils: there are lots of brands from cheap to costly
You may also make a watercolor palette using Marvy markers, and a plastic palette, if you choose not do use watercolor pencils so then you would need a set of Marvy markers or equivalent just be sure they are not pigment markers
2 - #3 round brush or brush for water coloring (two of these brushes one for clear water and one for color)
Stipple brush great for backgrounds stenciling etc. using your dye based inks
Scissors: plain, and decorative. I like Deckle edge as a basic decorative scissor
Pencil and paper, or pad for taking your own notes, etc.
Glue or glue stick of choice or double stick tape of choice
Depending on the project we are doing a flat brush for applying decoupage medium may be required
Cardstock to make a watercolor palette on, if using watercolor pencils
Small container for water for painting and cleaning brushes
Paper towels - White
Stamp cleaner or equivalent baby wipes (alcohol free), etc.
Spritzer bottle for water (optional)
Sponge (sea sponge or similar)
It's good to be this prepared for Stamp Club meetings as well. Very often our club hostess doesn't have enough scissors, etc. to go around and it's better to come prepared.
Plus, I bring my embossing tool, too. Cuts down on traffic at the instructor-provided embossing area.
Basic Supplies for Stamping Classes
2 way glue pen
Black felt-tip pen
Black memories pad
Cardstock (some glossy and some matte)
Double sided tape
Dry embossing stylus
Dry paintbrush to brush off excess whatever
Exacto knife w/extra blades and a small self-healing cutting pad
Extra fine point sharpie marker
Krylon gold leafing pen
Memories black inkpad and cleaner
Package of markers for coloring in
Pen to write with and a notebook
Ruler or two (depending on the type of class i either bring the short one or the long one or both
Small cutting mat
Stamp cleaning wipes holder and the pad to rub over to dry them