Place circle stamping blank on stamping block. Center the pattern grid over the 1 1/2” circle blank to secure it to the stamping block.
TIP: Use stamp tape to secure the blank to the stamping block so it doesn’t move while stamping.
Start mandala pattern from the center using the lines and circles marks as guides to assist with spacing. Hold design stamps 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.
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: 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.
Continue stamping to the outside edge of the blank, turning the stamping block while working to complete the circular pattern. This will ensure that the stamp is facing the correct direction. Remove the pattern grid.
TIP: Use tweezers to carefully remove any remaining stamp guide remnants from the stamped impressions. Make sure not to scratch the blank.