Jessica Swift – Day One

Hand-made Patterns into Hand-painted Wrapping Paper CLOSED


In this workshop you will learn the principles of pattern design and how to create a hand-drawn repeating pattern tile by hand on paper. You will also learn how to carve rubber block stamps and how to make foam stamps. We will use these patterns and techniques to create our very own hand-made (hand-painted and hand-printed) wrapping paper!

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Jessica Swift

Duration of Class:

One Day (6 Hours)


Painting, Stamping, Carving

Skill Level:


Student Supply List:

  • Acrylic paint
  • paint brushes
  • black marker/sharpie
  • pencil
  • several large sheets of white paper (wrapping paper weight or close to it)
  • 2-3 rubber blocks
  • carving tools
  • brayer
  • palette or palette paper
  • inspirational material (if you like; books, magazines, etc.)

Provided by instructor:

  • Scissors
  • white paper
  • transfer paper
  • roll of brown craft paper
  • Xacto knife
  • some acrylic paint to share
  • brayers
  • rags
  • scrap paper
  • pencils/pens

Class Size:

Min # of students: 6
Max # of students: 15