*ImpressArt just released an adorable new font that is great for making whimsical, fun, handcrafted designs. Juniper plays on the hand written font trend with an easy to read upper and lower case font that comes in these super awesome new slotted stackable cases! Every letter and symbol has a market slot. No more hunting and pecking, it’s so easy to just pull the stamp you need and slide it right back into the case.
We were particularly excited about the hashtag stamp. We decided to make some #positive #awesome metal stamped hashtag pins. Get the project below and don’t forget to enter to win our Juniper lower case font giveaway! Let’s get started!
*You will need:
Copper 24 Gauge Sheet
Adhesive Pin Backs
Folk Art Enamel Acrylic Paint, Licorice
ImpressArt Lowercase Stamp Set, 3mm, Juniper
ImpressArt 2 by 2-Inch Steel Block
Ergo-Angle Metal Stamping Hammer
Metal Cutting Shears
(Optional E6000 Multi-Purpose Adhesive)
Step one: Cut sheet metal into strips that fit your pin backs. Step two: Hammer texture in metal and around edges. Use heavy grit sandpaper to sand sharp edges down.
Step three: Starting at the far left, stamp your hashtag. Step four: Stamp your word from left to right. If the blank is too long, you can snip it shorter and re-sand the edges.
Step five: The blank may curve during the stamping process, turn it over and hammer it flat again. Step six: Use your fingertip or a cotton swab to apply enamel paint to surface of stamped metal. Let sit for 30 seconds. Use a paper towel to wipe the paint from the surface, leaving the remainder in the recessed areas.
Step 7: Remove backing and attach pin back to stamped metal. You can opt to use a metal friendly glue like E-6000 for extra adhesion. Step 8: Declare your awesomeness!
Margot and Avalon
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