Sip, Sip, Hooray!
SKILL LEVEL : Easy
Hooray for the USA! Personalize your Independence Day celebrations with festive drink stirrers for your patriotic-themed drinks. Just like fireworks, this personalized drink accessory will add a little spark to your party!
Note: *Create drink stirrers ONLY with ImpressArt Aluminum Bracelet Blanks*
Place bracelet blank on stamping block. Secure a straight stamp guide on the blank, placing it towards the end. Use guide marks to evenly space out letters and align stamp impressions.
TIP: Use stamp tape to secure the bracelet 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 bracelet blank, 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 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.
Stamp design stamps of your choice around the stamped word to further personalize the blank.
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 excess from the surface of the bracelet blank.
Note: Do NOT fill stamped impressions that come in contact with food or drink with enamel.
Stir your favorite drink with the non-stamped end of the blank and enjoy!
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