Thursday, June 3, 2010

Stamping Tips

I discovered something I wanted to share with any one who may want to learn stamping techniques. I have found that Harbor Freight has the best prices for beginning stamp alphabet and numbers kits. I payed $5.98 for my first kit . Also get your anvil and hammer there. After getting more experience and making sure the items would sell, I bought a very expensive custom letter set that has a nice font and they come in a wonderful box that keeps the letters in place. The custom set has the letter on the side of the stamp that faces you when you stamp onto the blank.

I can't tell you how many blanks I ruined because a letter was stamped backwards. I took my cheap set and marked them with little stickers on the side that faces me so now I don't mess up and stamp letters backwards.

When learning be prepared to make a few mistakes. Write down the word you are stamping. Count the letters and start with the middle letter so your word will be centered then work from the center out.

To highlight your letters after stamping, dab on some acrylic paint over the letter with a q-tip and use your finger tip to fill the paint into each letter, then wipe off with a tissue.

If any one else has a tip to share I'd love to hear from you!

1 comment:

  1. I use a sharpie marker, then a polishing cloth to take off any excess :) It's really easy to do.