SKILL LEVEL : Easy
Remember a family or friend vacation getaway with a personalized, hand-stamped bottle opener. Anyone who went on the trip will be saying 'cheers!' to the great memories each time they open a bottle of soda pop or beer.
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Place bottle opener on stamping block. Secure straight stamp guide on bottle opener. Use 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. Strike the stamp once with medium force using Metal Stamping Hammer. Repeat to complete desired word. Remove stamp guide. Move the straight stamp guide down and repeat the technique to finish stamping any additional lines.
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.
TIP: If the stamp guide becomes unusable due to rips or markings, then use a new straight stamp guide to complete the project.
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 bottle opener.
Connect split ring to the stamped bottle opener. Lift up the end of the split ring with your fingernail. Slide bottle opener onto the split ring. Rotate the split ring until the bottle opener is attached.
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