Carved Stamps for Illustrated Compositions

A course by Viktoria Åström , Artist and Illustrator

Artist and Illustrator. Öckerö, Sweden.
Joined May 2020

Learn how to carve a collection of handmade rubber stamps to print multiple compositions, from an illustration to simpler motifs or patterns

  • 100% positive reviews (81)
  • 2689 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to carve a collection of handmade rubber stamps to print multiple compositions, from an illustration to simpler motifs or patterns

A course by Viktoria Åström

Stamp-making is a hands-on way to create unique illustrations and compositions. Swedish artist and illustrator Viktoria Åström creates playful rubber carvings that breathe life onto the blank page. From her home just outside Gothenburg, Sweden, she makes and sells her artwork, and shares it with over 188K followers on Instagram.

In this online course, she teaches you how to create vibrant stamp illustrations and compositions from scratch. Learn rubber carving techniques to create original stamps filled with detail and personality.

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 20 downloads

Tools and Materials
8 minutes, 16 seconds
Practical Carving Exercises
19 minutes, 16 seconds
Choosing a Motif
9 minutes, 20 seconds
Transferring the Swan Family
6 minutes, 34 seconds
The Carving Process: The Details
13 minutes, 42 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (81)
  • 2689 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 26m)
  • 20 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Carve an original stamp onto rubber, and use it to create an illustrated composition.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for DIY lovers and creatives who want to make something truly original with their own two hands.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is necessary.

To take this course, you need carving tools, rubber, scalpel, and ink pads.


Reviews

2689 Students
81 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Viktoria Åström

A course by Viktoria Åström

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Artist and Illustrator

Viktoria Åström is a freelance artist, illustrator, and animator based just outside of Gothenburg, Sweden. She studied computer science at Lund University, and later went on to study design for interactive media at Middlesex University.

As an artist, she does a lot of her work by hand with everything from watercolors, ink illustrations, and prints with carving rubber. She runs her own web shop on Etsy where she sells her work, and does illustrative and 2D animation work for clients. She has also worked as an art director for clients like Volvo, SCA, Wellspect, and Trelleborg AB.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting Practice and Inspiration

    • Tools and Materials
    • Practical Carving Exercises
    • Choosing a Motif
  • U3

    The Swan Family

    • Transferring the Swan Family
    • The Carving Process: The Outlines
    • The Carving Process: The Details
    • Creating the Rest of the Stamps 1
    • Creating the Rest of the Stamps 2
    • Assembling the Final Motif
  • U4

    New Ideas

    • Creating Different Compositions
    • The Gift Box
    • Other Applications
  • FP

    Final project

    • Carved Stamps for Illustrated Compositions

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Carved Stamps for Illustrated Compositions. Craft & Illustration course by Viktoria Åström

Carved Stamps for Illustrated Compositions

A course by Viktoria Åström
Artist and Illustrator. Öckerö, Sweden.
Joined May 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (81)
  • 2689 students