Pattern Stamping: Preclass

Welcome to Pattern Stamping class!

Classes like this aren’t common here at Art-Classes….it relies on using stamps! The class requires 3 sets (or equivalent substitutes) to create all the projects in 5 lessons – each set has a number of stamps within it. If you already have sets that are very similar to the ones shown, you can substitute a similar set you have and decide later if you want to purchase stamp to create the same project as shown in the video. (The 2 Bible Journaling sets combine some of the most useful images from past sets – so check the photo later in this lesson to see if you may already have those shapes in your collection.)

Stamps come and go and get discontinued, but knowing the history of Art Impressions over the years, I trust there will always be new stamps that could be replacements for any used in this class.


Before we start…a little housekeeping

I retain the copyright to the content you are learning in class. That means…

  1. Do not sell or give away the concepts from my classes – you may not re-teach my instruction contained or created within these lessons.
  2. Do not post a video tutorial or step by step photo tutorial of your own redraw of class content.
  3. Do not repost any handouts you receive in class.

However…I love to see students making strides and taking this teaching and personalizing it with your own skills.

  1. DO make your own designs and develop your own style! I love that!
  2. DO gift your creations made with these techniques, of course!

At the bottom of each lesson you’ll see some ways to share your homework and ask questions, so that’ll be handy for you.


Watch the overview video, then see the list below and photos for more information.

The video mentioned about the pencil and eraser (not crucial to the class but may be of interest!)


This next video is another patterned page – along with some thoughts on craft vs art!


Water Soluble Marker Conversion Chart

You can download the chart below or if you would like it to be in your account downloads list, you can “purchase” the free chart HERE, and it’ll be handy for you with your other color chart downloads.


Stamp Sets

Links for Art Impressions are below; if you already have similar ones you don’t need these. In the bonus video, I’ll find some YT tutorials using these as they were meant to be used so you can have even more ways of using them!

  1. 5073 Bible Foliage Set  stamped in blue
  2. 5074 Bible Flower Set  – stamped in pink
  3. 5472 Christmas Wreath – stamped in brown

Distress Inks

Ink pads are recommended for this course, since we’ll be making a bunch of any single element; tapping on a stamp pad is faster than stopping to scribble marker color on the stamp. You may certainly use markers for this course, I’m just making a recommendation for ease. 🙂

  1. Chipped Sapphire
  2. Shaded Lilac
  3. Weathered Wood
  4. Pumice Stone
  5. Antique Linen
  6. Scattered Straw
  7. Spiced Marmalade
  8. Rusty Hinge
  9. Bundled Sage
  10. Old Paper
  11. Tea Dye
  12. Brushed Corduroy
  13. Victorian Velvet
  14. Worn Lipstick
  15. Festive Berries
  16. Fired Brick

Other supplies

Remember that you can choose other supplies than these – other brushes or papers may work, but will garner different results. You don’t need cold press AND Canson, most stampsers using this technique haev better success early with the cheaper Canson. The pocket pages are included in case you’d like to swatch your own colors.



A quick word about storage

If you’re new to cling stamps, you might need an idea of what to do with them! I store mine in DVD cases – and yes, I have a ton of them! I do “break up” sets – I put the flowers with flowers, containers with containers, etc. I save the slip-sheets in the packaging so I can figure out what set that a stamp came from. I stamp each image that belongs in the case onto a slipsheet to put in the cover so I know what each looks like:

Quick links to share your work wherever you like:

Artventure Community

Where you’ll be right in Sandy’s pocket for quick feedback and answers to questions

Student Facebook Group

Our closed group is a safe place to share for those in all our classes who love the ‘book!

Social media & blogs

Post wherever you like to share, and let your friends know which class you’re taking. They might like it too!