Carving Mini Stamps – Make a Set!
Saturday, April 25th, 10:30 - 4:30pm
Instructor: Jone Hallmark.
As much as she’s known for whimsical designs and the fairy tale little worlds she builds, Santa Fe artist Jone Hallmark also loves to work with rubber stamps. Who knew? Naturally she carves her own and, Jone being Jone, some of the stamps are teensey. (Don’t worry. Yours don’t have to be that small.) Using simple designs, she carves individual blocks to create “sets” that can be combined to make patterns or scenes. Talk about a multiplier effect. In this class you’ll learn to design and carve a personal set of stamps using a theme of your choice. Jone has plenty of examples to inspire you and, as always, she provides a hand drawn booklet with clear instructions and designs. We think you’ll find it both quick and easy to make your own group of stamps to use on the cards, envelopes, and tags provided. As part of the class, decorate a little box to carry home your finished set. Then get to work stamping!
Join us in the store for Jone’s Pop-Up Shop April 22, Wednesday, 3-5pm.
Register for all three of Jone’s classes and receive a Two Hands Paperie Gift Card for $25.
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Santa Fe artist Jone Hallmark, who says of herself, “I tend to work in a two-inch square!”, has created her own little world of magical delights. Each tiny wonder – from the cleverest fox or hedgehog to a charming parade of flower-bearing young girls – is handcrafted from paper clay, wire, wood, and other tiny bits and pieces. Her sophisticated yet simple designs show the influence of both her father’s Scandinavian heritage and the intricate painted miniatures she collected when living in Switzerland. Her affinity for using small, ordinary objects comes from her mom, also a graphic designer and artist. She taught Jone that you can make just about anything you want instead of going to a store to buy it. Jone’s creative life started on the floor of her father’s studio, where she sat as a child surrounded by brushes, paints, and a treasure of paper. Her passion for design eventually led to work developing store displays, award-winning lines of decorated papers, and the beloved Bryce and Madeline stickers. One day, after twenty years of licensing her artwork for other people’s products, Jone realized that she needed to get back to basics and simplify. In that moment, her tiny little world was born. Now she spends her time teaching, drawing, painting, and making huge messes on every available flat surface. Visit Jone's website: polkadotponie.blogspot.com