How To Stamp Metal- Step by Step Instruction
- Metal Letter or Design Stamps
- Hammer (for best results use 1 or 2lb. Brass Hammer)
- Steel Bench Block
- Metal Blanks for Stamping
- Stamp Enamel™
- Polishing Cloth (or a paper towel or clean rag)
- ImpressArt Stamp Straight Tape™
Place your blank metal disc or charm on a steel bench block. Apply a strip of Stamp Straight Tape™ across your blank. The top ridge of the tape is going to serve as a guide to help you stamp evenly and in a straight line. Mark with a pen on Stamp Straight Tape where each letter will be stamped. This will make sure your stamped impressions are evenly spaced.
Place your stamp on the disc and lightly drag the stamp towards the tape until you feel the bottom of the stamp catch the top edge of the bottom of the Stamp Straight Tape. Note: Be careful not to scratch the stamping blank while dragging the stamp.
Hold your metal stamp so that the head of the stamp is flush with the metal disc. Now, with medium pressure strike the top of the stamp.if you've hit the stamp too lightly you can strike it again as long as the stamp has not been moved.Note:Larger and more detailed metal stamps require a harder strike than smaller and less detailed stamps.
Repeat step 2 and 3 untill all of your stamped impressions are made. Remove Stamp Straight Tape guide you have finished stamping.
To make your impressions standout, color in the stamped impressions with Stamp Enamel.Quickly wipe off any excess ink from the disk with a polishing cloth or clean rag. The enamel will fill the impression making it standout from the polished jewelry.