I Always Pick The Thimble created a tutorial that we just couldn’t have done better. Karen, blogger and owner of the store Urban Arts + Crafts in Kansas City, walks you through the many lessons she has learned about metal stamping. This post is one in a series of tutorials that Karen is letting us share with you. So get prepared to be inspired AND to learn some good tips on how to metal stamp on metals.
Here are some highlights from Karen’s tutorial. To read the full post in it’s entirety please visit her Metal Stamping Tips & Tricks Tutorial and read more. It is a great tutorial and fully worth your time.
Use A Pencil to Draw Guidelines & Tape it Down
Ahhh, yah, tape. Good idea. Can’t tell you how many times I wished I did that!
Before Stamping, Lay Out Your Stamps
Ummm hmmm. Another good idea Becky! This would of prevented a lot of typos!
Space Your Guidelines Like a Typewriter
Okay, this is a cool cheat sheet! It takes time to do stuff like this! Thank you Karen for making it easy for us!
Don’t – Too CLose, Too Hard, Two Times
Did someone sneak a peak at my studio? Karen are you spying on me? I have samples like this!
Practice, practice, practice!
Karen reminds us to have fun and to let go of trying to get it “machine perfect”. Having that handmade touch adds character. Now isn’t that a good marketing quote?
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