The Original Rubber Stamp Convention which is put on by Kat and her staff from the
|Kat from A Stamp in the Hand Co.|
"A Stamp in the Hand"company, recently had a rubberstamp craft show in Carson, California.
I stopped by the show to do a little shopping and take advantage of the fun opportunity this rubberstamp show offered to view a great assortment of rubber stamping products all in one location.
My first stop was to watch Tim Holtz demonstrate his new line of distress markers.
He demonstrated various ways you can apply the ink to either the rubber stamp or
directly to the stamped image. Tim Holtz has a great YouTube channel where you can watch his tutorials and learn some new techniques.
card in the middle of the photo. These markers looked really fun.
Later, I got a chance to catch up with calligraphy artist, Lisa Engelbrecht. I talked to her about her latest book "Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering"from Quarry press.
At the "Original Rubber Stamp Show" she was demonstrating one of her fun hand lettering techniques
and writing out names for show guests.
She also displayed some of her other work like jewelry,
blog where you can catch up on her latest adventures and see more of her work.
There was also a great variety of product demonstrations and classes at this show.
|Card Demonstration with felt flowers|
Judy from JudiKins rubber stamps, gave a class that introduced
new stampers to a variety of rubber stamping supplies.
|Judy from JudiKins giving a lecture on stamping supplies.|
First she tears a piece of the Eclipse Art Masking Tape and covers a portion of the card.
Judy recommends that you heat sets the image with a heat gun so it will not smear.
Another product that I thought was pretty cool were these fun charm accents from Darcie.
They seem pretty easy to make and you only need a few supplies to make them. From what I saw, you
need the U-Cut sheets, the acrylic charms, and
Here is a quick video that I took at the show that shows how to put the glossy accents on the stamped image to set the base for the plastic u-cut sheets. Note: the sound is bad on this video because the show was crowded and therefore, loud.
The "Original Rubber Stamp Convention" was not too big and gave me enough time to be able to see all
the new products and attend classes. I had a great selection to choose from and enjoyed watching the product demonstrations and lectures. I recommend always do an information search on any craft show that you want to attend so that you can know what to expect. Simple google searches on show reviews will pull up sufficient links to help you make a smart choice when planning to attend any craft or rubber stamping show.