SKILL LEVEL : Easy
Pop(sicle) into summertime with personalized popsicle sticks! Turn your favorite summer icy treats into a fun DIY craft for the whole family to enjoy!
Note: *Create popsicle sticks 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.
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.
Mix up your favorite popsicle recipe, place the non-stamped sides of the bracelet blanks into popsicle mold, freeze, and enjoy!
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