Stamp School! A Free Stamping Class for Beginners! Episode 1-Basic Products

Hi friends, I have been wanting to create a beginner stamping series for a long time. Many of us got into stamping 10+ years ago and we built on techniques as new products became available. For new stampers entering the hobby it is overwhelming. This summer I am going to bring you a weekly class right here on my blog and YouTube Channel teaching you the basics of stamping using a limited palette of supplies so you can try it out without going broke. In this first lesson I will go over the basic supplies we will be learning in the class.

Video!

Of course there are many more supplies on the market for stampers and we will look at some of them later in the series but these I find to be the most versatile and useful to new stampers.

Supplies:
Stamps-your choice but I recommend versatile images you can use for many occasions as well as a few sentiments (greetings)
*If you are using clear or cling stamp you will also need a stamp mount (you can use a piece of plexiglass or clear plastic packaging if you want in a pinch)

Waterproof black or brown inkpad, I recommend Ranger Archival

Color media-I will be using these 3 items in the course but you do not need to have them all if you are just starting out, pick the one that you think fits your style more. Look for multi packs to keeps your costs down.

Waterbased markers: A few good brands are Spectrum Aqua, Tombow, Memento, Stampin Up, Letraset Aqua, Pitt or Distress. I will be using Spectrum Aqua

Dye ink pads: Memento, Hero arts, Distress, Lawn fawn, Stampin Up, Altenew or any brand dye inks, the smaller pad multipacks are great if you have little storage space and or budget

Watercolor pencils: Prima, Derwent, Faber Castell, Reeves and others are available. I’ll be using Prima

White cardstock: Any kind you can pick up from the office supply or craft store is fine.

This video is sponsored by Art Neko (Formally About Art Accents) and they have a special deal for Stamp School Students:
10% off merchandise (not shipping and handling) or FREE shipping on $50.00 orders. You get either the 10% or FREE shipping, whichever is more. All you have to do is mention The Frugal Crafter to get the deal.

This post also contains affiliate links to Hallmark Scrapbook, if you click one of the links and then shop I get a small % of the sales and it goes a long way to bring you free courses like this. Plus they have all the new stuff at low prices so it is a win-win! 😀

Don’t worry if you are an advanced stamper, I’ll still have my regular stamping videos as here and there, but I will be posting the beginner classes Wednesday nights on my blog through the summer. I hope you liked the first installment and til next time happy crafting!

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27 Responses

  1. This will be so helpful for the new stampers and I think it will be good for us seasoned stampers too. Some times its good to get back to basics.

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  2. Perfect, I got a better idea what I could afford and I picked some earlier and my thinking was the same thanks to varies tutorials.
    Keep up the great job.

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  3. Thank you for the great video Lindsay….I am sure it will be very helpful to a beginner – and a reminder to more seasoned crafters!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  4. Great…I was wondering about stamping equipment and inks….dye inks vs pigment inks? And I wasn’t sure about the clear acrylic stamp mounts. I’m from the time of the rubber stamps glued onto wood blocks! I missed these last years of learning to use stamping methods! This is going to be so helpful! Thanks, Lindsay!

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  5. Thank you so much for this wonderful video! I have been watching you for a few months now, and look forward to seeing your smiling face with each new video! I have never stamped before and have always been interested in starting. I love your stamping videos, but never knew where to begin. I appreciate you taking the time to start stamping school. Thank you, Lindsay!

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  6. Great start! No too overwhelming, but lots of good information. Makes me want to learn more.,

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  7. I am so excited about these classes!!! So much good information already! Your suggestion for storing wood block stamps in acrylic plastic picture frames is just what I needed!!! Thanks!

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  8. Thank you. I always get my stamp pads mixed up. Now I know, archival I can watercolor with. Thanks, Terry

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  9. Thank thank you for this video! I really need to see this, before this video it was so overwhelming for me to try to figure out what kind of inks to use. You have been very helpful! Thank you again

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  10. Thank you, this is so great. I am a beginner stamper and leared for so far with much falling and a few get up. I struggled with ink; paper and water for the inktense pencils. I also use digital stamps that l print on my canon printer but there l only can use markers, no water for the ink is bleeding. I am going to order an archival pad for sure !!!

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  11. Wow This will be wonderful for those of us that are experienced as well. You have so much knowledge and we all can learn so much more.

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  12. I love the idea of using blank DVD holders for your stamps – where can you get them in bulk?

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  13. All I can say is YAHOO. A whole beginners class. I’ve got my supplies teacher.

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  14. I think this is a great idea, Lindsay – there aren’t enough really basic videos out there and it can be a bit intimidating when you start. Not knowing what you need to buy can be a problem too, and just starting off with basic inexpensive stuff is such a good idea, and you can develop later as you progress. I’ve never considered myself to be a very good stamper but I think I am improving with practice! I shall be very interested to see what other aspects you deal with on this course. Thanks!

    Shoshi

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  15. thank you so much for this video!! this is very informative!! looking forward to more videos in the series..

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  16. Hi Lindsay, just got a chance to watch your Stamp Class #1, and it was very good, great advice about how to start your selections, and right off the bat things you can do to save money so that you may want to invest more in this craft that you’ll love. Loved the idea that you use acrylic picture frame, flipped as a way of organizing your wood stamps. I hope that as you continue these classes that you’ll incorporate how to get and keep your self organized. I’ve found your videos to be very enthusiastic and educational. Love your AAC as well, and the gals!
    Oh also, I went to the Artneko site and found some great items, but at no point in placing the order did it ask for a coupon, mention a place to put your name or anything, so that I could get the free shipping. I called them afterwards and hope that they will honor that and credit back the shipping. Have a wonderful summer.

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    • They will refund you the shipping or 10% off, what ever is more via paypal, they are VERY good about that:)

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  17. Hi Lindsey, I like this new series. It will be so helpful to many. Also love your hair in this video, very Nordic Goddess 😉

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  18. I wish I had seen this video series years ago when I first started stamping. I wouldn’t have spent so much money on things I don’t use. Great video.

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  19. Really, really appreciated all the info on this video and look forward to what is coming up!! Particularly appreciated the stamp set you showed and explained all the different occasions it could be used for. This will have me shopping in a new and better way. Thanks.

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  20. It is really good to get back to the basics. Thank you.

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  21. I enjoyed this even though I’ve been stamping for a long time. You never know it all. ~Diane

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  22. I have been stamping for awhile but have not actually done any stamping for awhile so this is very informative and very helpful for me. I am wondering are the spectrum aqua markers refillable. I would love to see a video using the Spectrum Aqua markers or if you have one can you direct me to it? I love all your videos. Thanks

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  23. I love your videos. You may have covered this but I didn’t find it. Did you ever explain the difference between ink pads, ie Memento, archival, distressed, dye, etc?

    Thanks!

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