Raise The Bar
SKILL LEVEL : Easy
Keychains are one of the most versatile hand-stamped pieces you can make! Many people use key chains as a way to easily find their keys, but they can also be used as backpack tags, lunchbox tags, & zipper pulls.
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Place rectangular prism on stamping block. Position stamp of your choice on the prism. 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 desired word. Stamp each side of the prism as desired.
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: Hold stamp towards the bottom of the stamp shank. Use your fingers at the bottom of shank to pinch the top of the prism and hold it in place so it doesn't move while stamping.
TIP: Use a piece of stamp tape to secure the prism to the stamping block so it doesn't move while stamping. You will be able to stamp through the tape into the rectangular prism.
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 prism.
Connect split ring to the stamped prism. Lift up the end of the split ring with your fingernail. Slide prism onto the split ring. Rotate the split ring until the rectangular prism is attached.
New to metal stamping or need a refresher? Go back to the basics with ImpressArt’s Basic Metal Stamping tips & tricks.
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 Rectangular Prism Keychain video tutorial.