Mixed Media Mechanics: Stamps - Recorded

Mixed Media Mechanics: Stamps - Recorded Mixed Media Mechanics: Stamps - Recorded
Mixed Media Mechanics: Stamps - Recorded


Get out your tools and join me for STAMPS: 1 of the 12 classes taking place as part of Mixed Media Mechanics - a once-monthly, year-long, online workshop series.

The Lowdown

Mixed Media Mechanics is a series of 12 workshops that focus on many of the techniques that are the basis for mixed media art. Think of these classes as back to basics - although they are geared equally toward beginners and seasoned pros. In addition to the specific technique, every session also includes a brief, unique warm-up exercise that you can easily incorporate into your own practice. 

The Stamps class is being held on Tuesday July 11, 2023 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm eastern. Stamps are perhaps one of the most popular and one of the most used tools in mixed media art. There are literally thousands of designs out there and they can be used in an endless array of techniques. In this workshop, we will review both traditional and innovative ways to stamp. Part 1 of the class will include a review and demo of the basics. You can work alongside me as I demo a variety of mediums/supplies and techniques. In Part 2, we will work side by side, utilizing these approaches to create collage material and finished art.

The Skinny

  • The workshop is hosted on YouTube.
  • The class includes about 1 hour and 32 minutes of instruction, broken down into 3 videos.
  • Please note that this is a recording of a live online class and, as such, there may be references to questions asked and comments made by participants.
  • Cost of the workshop is $35USD via PayPal only. Your PayPal receipt is considered confirmation that you registered. 
  • There are no refunds once registered.
  • Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email (from Janene Kalb and usually within 24 hours of registering) that includes a PDF in the form of an email attachment that includes the same supply list as printed below as well as instructions on how to access the workshop.


If you would like to work along with me, please have the following on hand. But please know that you can feel free to substitute if you do not have exactly what is on the list. Please note that I will also use a number of other products that you may or may not have. If you do, you can grab them at class time. If you do not, you can always get them later if you like.

Substrate: paper. I will be demoing on water color paper, printer paper, scrapbook paper, and painted paper. Have a selection of different papers on hand. 

Unmounted Stamps: Bring your favorites and try to include different styles

Acrylic Block

Ink Pads: bring your favorites which could include dye-based (such as Distress), permanent (such as StazOn or Archival), and hybrid (The Moon and The Maker)

Acrylic Paint: a few of your favorite colors

Dye Ink Sprays: a few of your favorite colors

Watercolor Pencils or Water Soluble Crayons

Gel Plate and Brayer

Waterbrush and/or small paintbrush and water cup

Journaling Pencils and/or Pencils

Baby Wipes


The Full Curriculum

February 7, 2023:  Book Arts. We will make a book with a sewn binding that can be used as a journal throughout the workshop series so you end up with a literal Mixed Media Mechanics manual to refer back to following the classes.

March 7, 2023: Tool & Supplies. You cannot be a mechanic without a tool kit and this class focuses on a review and demonstration of both standard and more unusual tools and supplies used in mixed media.

April 4, 2023: Wet Media. Everything you ever wanted to know about using all the wet stuff in your mixed media work.

May 2, 2023: Gel Plate. Basic and advanced techniques to broaden your approach when using this magical tool.

June 6, 2023: Stencils. Getting the most out of stencils and masks in both traditional and innovative ways.

July 11, 2023: Stamps. All things stamping including a review of inkpad types and unusual mediums that also work.

August 1, 2023: Mark Making. A key tool to make your mixed media art your own, learn how to let loose and create your own mark making language. 

September 5, 2023: Image Transfers. Learn multiple approaches to create the magic that is the image transfer.

October 3, 2023: Fiber & Stitching. Integrating fiber elements and hand stitching into your paper-based mixed media art.

November 7, 2023: Rusting & Dyeing. Easy approaches to creating surface changes using commercial products.

December 5, 2023: Embossing. Adding layers and texture to your mixed media art using embossing powders.

January 2, 2024: Collage. Using paper, fiber, metal and more to bring depth, texture, layers, details, and interest to your work.


And stay tuned for Mixing Media: a weekend-long, online workshop event in 2024 that will enable you to put into action all the skills from Mixed Media Mechanics!