DIY Metal Stamping

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Stamped Metal Tutorial

I love stamped metal, whether it's jewellery, plants stakes, drink charms or dog tags, I love it all! I was surprised to learn how easy it was to create a few stamped metal pieces once I had myself my own  stamping kit. You can start out with a basic kit and add on as you go. There are metal punches in almost any design you can imagine. I'm partial to different alphabet fonts. Check out my  Stamped Metal Collection for more ideas. 
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Stamping Metal Supplies

You'll need the right supplies.
  • Metal Stamps
  •  Hammer
  • Steel Plate
  • Sharpie or metal Patina Ink
  • Steel Wool
  • Metal Blanks (whatever you're stamping)
  • All in One Stamping kits like the one below is a great way to start.  
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Getting Started

You'll need your metal block, metal stamps, hammer and whatever you'll be stamping. I practiced on  metal washers, which also make a fun craft for tween necklace making. Just add a chain or embroidery floss. 
Since I was working with a font, you want to start with the center of your word first, then work your way out. It's much easier to keep it lined up. 
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Ink Time!


Once you've stamped your word, scribble over the letters with a black sharpie or drizzle a bit of black patina ink right over the word. 
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Wipe it Down!

Have your steel wool handy to briskly wipe the permanent ink off. The only ink left is defining the stamped word or image. 

Home & Garden Decor or Easy Gift Giving

I really enjoy stamping on vintage silverware. You can make plant stakes, food picks, or darling drink charms. Think of the easy handmade gifts you could make!
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Happy Stamping! 
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