Stamped Watercolor Jumpstart Preclass

Welcome to class! This is a rarity here at Art-Classes….it relies on using stamps! The class requires 6 sets (or equivalent substitutes) to create all the projects in 10 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.

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.

Note: My set of Tombows is only available in Ellen’s shop.


This section has two videos, one showing the stamps, paper, brush, and blocks, and the second discusses markers.

The markers used in this and other Stamped Watercolor classes on this site are the set of 20 Tombow markers shown on the conversion chart. However you can use other brands if desired! Know that results may be different – however, every time the same stamp and markers are used, they STILL come out completely different, so that’s very normal! 🙂

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.


Links for both Ellen Hutson and Art Impressions are below each stamp set; at Ellen Hutson, the supplies for BOTH the Jumpstart and Scenes classes are on one page HERE.

Foliage set 4051 – EH | AI

Flower set 4052 – EH | AI

Clay Pot 4701 – EH | AI

Wooden Gate 4762 – EH | AI

Old Barn 4807 – EH | AI

Small containers 4869 – EH | AI

Other supplies

Remember that you can choose other supplies than these – other brushes or papers may work, but will garner different results. The pocket pages are included in case you’d like to swatch your own colors.

Brush, Round 8 – EH | Blick

Set of 20 Tombows – EH

Arches Cold Press – EH | Blick

Blocks set – EH | AI

Pages, set of 10 (optional) – EH

Canson XL (optional) – EH | Blick

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:

I retain the copyright to the content you are learning in class. That means you cannot sell or give away the concepts from my classes – re-teaching my instruction, or anything contained or created within these lessons, to others. Yes you may gift your creations made with these techniques, of course, this stipulation is about not giving away my ideas taught here.) You may not post a video tutorial of your own showing your redraw of my content. But please DO make your own designs and develop your own style – and rock on! I love to see students making strides and taking this content and personalizing it with your own skills.

Please share your art! You can share homework and ask questions in our Student Facebook Group for all classes here at Art-Classes…please do join in and see the work of fellow students! Each month there’s a giveaway hosted in the group, so don’t miss out on your chance to win.

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I'm an artist, papercrafter, instructor, Youtuber - and all around creative geek! I love all the mediums and experimenting with styles. I especially love seeing others take a step on their own creative journey...whether for the first time, or leaping into new territory as a creative veteran!