Hold The Phone
SKILL LEVEL : Easy
Your friends will be saying 'hold the phone' when they see your personalized, hand-stamped phone accessory grip. You will be a trendsetter and the go-to-hand stamper once the news spreads about where they can get their own unique phone grip.
*Note: Phone grip sold separately. NOT included in project kit.*
New to hand stamping?
Place circle blank on stamping block. Secure straight stamp guide on blank. Use guide marks to evenly space out letters and align stamp impressions.
TIP: Use stamp tape to secure the blank 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 blank, above the corresponding mark on the stamp guide. Lightly drag stamp towards the guide until the stamp catches the edge of the guide. Strike the stamp once with medium force using Metal Stamping Hammer. Repeat to complete desired word. Remove stamp guide.
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.N/p>
To stamp around the perimeter of the blank, place your stamp on the blank and lightly drag it towards the edge until the outside edge of the stamp is even with the edge of the blank. Hold stamp flat and firmly in place by anchoring the side of your hand on workspace. Then strike stamp once with medium force using Metal Stamping Hammer. Repeat to complete desired words, turn the stamping block as your work. This will ensure that the stamp is facing the correct direction.
Highlight impressions with Stamp Enamel. Wait 3-5 minutes and then dab the excess enamel into the impressions with a paper towel before lightly wiping it away from the surface of the blank.
Use the double-sided adhesive sticker that comes with the kit to adhere the stamped blank onto a phone grip.
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