Beginning Stamping - Playing with Ink


Lesson Info

Preparing the Ink

Express your unique style through stamping! In Beginning Stamping – Playing with Ink, Meagan Lewis will teach you the basics behind block printing and color mixing.

Meagan’s inspired stamp designs are found on everything from tea towels to totes. In this beginner-friendly class she’ll demonstrate basic block printing techniques by making a personalized set of fabric napkins. You’ll learn:

  • Printing with fabric ink
  • Mixing your own colors
  • How to print with a DIY ink pad
  • How to make a stamp with repurposed rubber

Meagan will discuss the components of a good design and tell you which materials will make your stamping process easy, permanent, and professional-looking.

Check the bonus materials below for a complete product list of the tools and supplies you need to finish this project.



  • Overall, I learned some fun techniques and enjoyed Megan's voice and informal speaking style. I am also, a 'design/learn as you do' crafter, so I found this style relatable, however, as a craft teacher I do know that for others this can be frustrating. I agree with some of the other reviewers that she lacked sufficient knowledge about textiles for this presentation. This is a great place to start learning about creating your own stamps.
  • I was somewhat disappointed with this class. The intro video sold the class well (likely because it was scripted?), but sometimes I felt like the instructor didn't know as much as she should. For example, it is common knowledge that washing the sizing out of fabric prior to dyeing or stamping on it will improve the take-up of the dye. she also didn't seem to be extremely knowledgeable about types of dyes.
  • <p>I&#39;m glad this class was on sale. I was not impressed with the instructor. I felt that she told her audience that they had to &quot;experiment and just try different things&quot; too often. I don&#39;t think you need a class and an instructor to learn that. This class fell short of my expectations for a creativelive class.</p>