Introduction to Foil Stamping

$ 75.00

January 25th, 2018 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Monica Holtsclaw
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Printing, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: January 25th, 2018 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: January 25th, 2018 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

The Kwikprint is a fun and practical tool for binders, printers, mixed media artists and crafters. In this class, students will learn how to prepare the machine and gain an understanding of the balance of temperature, pressure and time needed for a great stamped impression using hot brass type and ornaments. Impressions can be made with metallic and color foils, or blind stamped without any pigment. Students will also learn to create a jig, which eliminates guesswork, so that substrates can be positioned perfectly for stamping. 

A small variety of materials will be stamped upon:

  • Pared leather, which can later be applied to a book cover, box, or other object in need of labeling.
  • Bookcloth over board, which will serve as practice for students who want to stamp titles on their book covers.
  • Paper, specifically a set of flat cards and envelopes.

Upon completion of this course, students may use the SFCB Kwikprint stamping machines during open studio hours.


Materials to Bring: Come with ideas of words or initials that you would like to stamp onto cards and envelopes.

Workshop Fee (includes $20 materials fee): $75.00

Date & Time: Thursday, January 25, 2018 :: 6:30-9:30pm

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

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.


About the Instructor | Monica Holtsclaw

Monica Holtsclaw holds a Diploma in bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School and a BFA in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has worked as a bookbinder in private practice and in conservation labs. Her artist books have been featured in Guild of Book Workers traveling exhibitions and can also be found in university collections across the country. She specializes in bookbinding and box making and loves sharing what she has learned with others. Examples of her work can be found at monicaholtsclaw.com.


Past Student Reviews:

“Pacing was good, she was calm, her instructions were bite size.”

“Monica made the entire process fun.”

“Monica was wonderfully patient and did an excellent job demonstrating the steps and explaining the process as we worked on our own.”

“Lots of encouragement. Lots of time. I did not feel rushed. Well organized. Supplies available. Knowledgeable instructor.”

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375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States