Mar 22, 2016

Our New Press Release

The Ink Pad, New York City’s only retail shop specializing in decorative rubber stamps and paper arts, announces their new online shopping portal featuring an exclusive line of New York themed stencils designed by well known artist and writer, Michelle Ward.
The Ink Pad’s brick and mortar shop recently celebrated seventeen years in the West Village and since 1999, has been the ultimate retail destination for stampers, crafters and artists hailing from every corner of the globe. Customers come from the New York/Tri-State region and as far as Australia, Europe, South America and the Middle East. “We’re fortunate to be on the “must see” list of so many visitors to New York”, says owner Anna Chaing. “We are thrilled to partner with Michelle for this project and with our new online presence, we hope to reach crafters and mixed media artists even if they can’t travel New York’, says Chaing. "And because our first collection is New York inspired, they can now incorporate a little bit of the city in their artwork!”

Michelle Ward who’s acclaimed art has been featured in countless books and periodicals over the years was inspired to create this stencil collection while teaching a mixed media class at The Ink Pad last year. “Having studied architecture, New York City has always inspired me and this project was the perfect opportunity to work with Anna and Barbara to create art-making tools that celebrate the city’s uniqueness.”

The Michelle Ward Stencil Collection for The Ink Pad will be rolled out over the course of the next few months and features such iconic imagery as the NY skyline; the Statue of Liberty; the ubiquitous and intricately patterned  manhole covers that dot the city streets and one stencil that is evocative of the famous New York Subway signs.

The Michelle Ward Collection for The Ink Pad is available at