Introduction to Foil Stamping

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April 20th, 2016 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Annemarie Munn
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: April 20th, 2016 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: April 20th, 2016 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Learn about the history of foil stamping in this 3 hour introductory workshop. Hot stamp brass type and ornaments on leather, board and paper. Bind simple pamphlet-stitch notebooks as a group. Learn resources for finding affordable and repurposed supplies to foil stamp on, and bring your own scraps to foil stamp. The class will troubleshoot what materials will work and what won't work. Expect to bring home some printed greeting cards or another hand-stamped object (if you feel so inspired!)

This is a great workshop for Scrapbookers and Crafters looking to expand their skills. Learn how versatile this machine is for Book Art or for jewelry making etc. Learning to use the Kwikprint is a good skill for printers or binders.

Materials to bring: None

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 20, 2016| 6:30pm-9:30pm

Workshop Fee: $65

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please review our Registration Policies before signing up for a class. If you are registering within 3 days of the start date for this class, please call 415-565-0545 ex.105 to complete your registration 

About the Instructor | Annemarie Munn

I'm always looking for more old presses to print on and learn about, and the weirder the better; so far I've printed on 14 different models of letterpress, plus four different kinds of foilstamper, and counting. I especially love printing with unusual forms or on unusual substrates, and experimenting with hot foil stamping processes. I usually create my illustrations and hand lettering by painting with Sumi ink, then printing the images from polymer plates, though of course I also love wood and lead type and old found images (who doesn't?). I draw inspiration from the gridded city landscape around me (I love to tell little neighborhood stories!) and from my more-rural upbringing --- when I close my eyes I see chickens and a half-acre of vegetables in rich brown dirt; when I open them again, the ground is made of sand and the roar of the surf mixes with the N-Judah streetcar rattling by. And each time I touch a letterpress, I am thrown back to the days when a broadside would arrive in the mail on childhood Christmases, each with a different poem cracking the world right open.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States