SKILL LEVEL : Easy
Whether you're relaxing with family and friends at the beach or at a backyard BBQ, be prepared with a bottle opener. Even better, a personalized bottle opener! Now you can open a fresh cold bottle of your choice with a bottle opener that no one can mistake as theirs. Cheers!
Place bottle opener on stamping block. Secure a straight stamp guide on the bottle opener. Use the guide marks to evenly space out letters and align stamp impressions.
TIP: Use stamp tape to secure the bottle opener to the stamping block so it doesn’t move while stamping.
TIP: Write desired message directly onto the stamp guide and utilize the guideline marks for spacing.
Place stamp on bottle opener, above the corresponding mark on the stamp guide. Lightly drag stamp towards the guide until the stamp catches the edge of the guide. Hold stamp flat and firmly in place by anchoring the side of your hand on workspace. Then strike the stamp once with medium force using Metal Stamping Hammer. Repeat to complete the desired word.
TIP: If the stamp has an ImpressArt logo, make sure it is facing you so that the impression is stamped in the correct direction.
TIP: Slightly tilt the stamp towards you while dragging the stamp towards the guide. Make sure you hold the stamp flat and firmly in place before striking the stamp.
NOTE: For lowercase letters g, j, p, q, y: Place bottom of the stamp on the thin horizontal blue line that runs through the guide marks.
After stamping the first line, move the straight stamp guide down and repeat the technique to finishing stamping any additional lines.
TIP: If stamp guide becomes unusable due to rips or markings, then complete project with a new straight stamp guide.
Stamp design stamps of your choice around the stamped words to further personalize the bottle opener.
TIP: Use the Tilt & Tap technique to stamp 6mm and larger stamps, or stamps with more details. While applying pressure to the stamp, strike once with medium force. Then without lifting stamp, continue to strike while very slightly tilting the stamp in a circular motion to catch all sides of the design.
Highlight impressions with Stamp Enamel. Wait 3-5 minutes and then wipe away the excess enamel from the surface of the bottle opener.
Attach split key ring to the bottle opener.
YOU WILL ALSO NEED
New to metal stamping or need a refresher? Go back to the basics with ImpressArt’s Basic Metal Stamping tips & tricks.
Learn how to use straight stamp guides to evenly space out letters and align stamp impressions.
Make impressions stand out and easier to read by darkening them with stamp enamel.
Need a little more guidance to complete your project? Watch our in-depth bottle opener video tutorial.