Creative Stamping and Scrapbooking Retreat
It’s sad, really, that the term “rubber stamp” has become synonymous with unimaginative and unexamined sameness. Folks who pursue rubber stamps as a hobby know well that the creative possibilities for the craft are nearly limitless. Combined with other paper crafts like punching and folding, there’s no end to the interesting and delightful creations that rubber stamping can make.
For anyone wanting to explore all those possibilities to the fullest, Stamp Escape 2016 is the place to be. From April 21st to 23rd at the Music Road Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, a 14,000 square foot meeting space, teachers from all over the country will instruct attendees in multiple techniques for maximizing the art of rubber stamps.
Whether you’re new to rubber stamps and hardly know an ink pad from a brayer or you’re a seasoned veteran well versed in the differences among the myriad applications of metallic inks, you’ll find a class offering to suit your next pursuit. Active scrapbookers, too, can learn a thing or two to apply to their growing projects. Through the many stamping classes offered, attendees can learn to build seasonal cards, construct floral-inspired pieces, make wine bottle sleeves, fold pop-up cards and pinwheels, and piece together accordion-style books. Students can learn blending techniques, folding skills, faux stitching looks, stenciling, and how to make everything sparkle and shine with a wide variety of embellishments.
On April 22nd, attendees can Stamp the Night Away. Throughout the evening there will be make-and-takes. Spend 15 minutes and then move on the next project. Folks who stay for the entire evening will leave with 10 finished items and a complimentary Goodie Bag.
Although some materials will be provided with the class enrollment fees, attendees will need to supply most of their own stuff. Come prepared to create! To outfit your kit completely, you can consult this list of items that show up in many of the class supply needs.
- Ink pads & inks, Gel pens, Markers, Pencil, Stylus
- Bone folder, Scissors, Glue dots/glue pens, Tape (double sided), Paintbrushes
- Rubber brayer, Hole punches, Papers of all kinds and weights
- Tweezers, Binder clips, Sponges, Ruler
- Adhesive-backed embellishments, Craft mat, Apron/smock/old shirt
With a fully stocked supply box, you’ll be ready to stamp to your heart’s content. Get a head start on this year’s Christmas cards, learn to create elegant invitations, or simply acquire a new skill. Just be sure to leave your own impression on your creations.