Capture that happy springtime feeling with a DIY metal stamped washi tape pendant. Or remind yourself to keep moving, even when you feel like standing still. Either way, you’ll look pretty doing it! You can find these balsa wood tags in the scrapbook aisles at the craft stores. Add some matching beads and a custom stamped pendant to bring it all together. Learn how to stamp along a curved edge and…what not to do when stamping a word that uses the same letter multiple times. Derp. I got the miniature tape set with tiny tape dispenser at our local Target, but I’ve included a link to some other options below. I have to admit that I’m developing a mini-obsession with washi tape.
You will need:
ImpressArt, Washer Stamping Blanks, Aluminum, 1 1/2″- 24 pc.
4mm Beads in pastel colors
10-MM Jump Ring Nickel Free Silver Plate
3 Ball Tipped Head Pins
Ball Chain Necklace 18 Inch With Clasp
ImpressArt Metal Stamping Kit- Newsprint Lowercase
ImpressArt Stamp Straight Tape
ImpressArt Chasing Hammer
Folk Art Enamel Acrylic Paint, Licorice
Paper towel or cloth
Step one: Stick washi tape in strips across front of tag. The top strip is super thin, but if you burnish it with your fingernail it will stay. I swear! If you want, you can seal this with some decoupage medium. Step two: Use small scissors or a craft knife to trim excess tape flush to edge of pendant. I put tape on both sides, you can do the same or opt to leave the back plain. Step three: Tape blank down to bench block with StampStraight tape, this helps secure it while you stamp. Use the round end of your ball pein hammer to add texture. Map out the placement of your letters. If you start in the center, it helps line them up evenly. There is a space between the words, make sure you leave it open. I have a diagram below, so check that out for help! The key is to turn the bench block as you work so the space you are stamping is directly facing you. Hold the stamp flush and in the center of the blank. Hit one time with the brass hammer. Move over to the next letter. Because this blank is circular the stamps are turned slightly each time, kind of like a clock! Start at 6 with the letter f and you’ll end at 2 and 10 with s and d. Step four: Swipe acrylic paint or permanent marker across letters, wipe off with a paper towel. Step five: Make some coiled dangles using matching beads. Connect the beads, stamped washer and washi tape pendant together with a jump ring. Attach it to a ball chain. Oh and…the letter “r” appears in this pendant three times, only I kept skipping it and stamping Spring Foward. Derp. Me spell pretty. Try to remember to use all of the letters in your words. Yes, I make mistakes too.
Here’s a guide to help you stamp on the washer. Hope it helps!
That’s it, pretty, simple, flirty, fun and with a little practice stamping (and spelling,) easy! Now you can make a DIY Metal Stamped Washi Tape pendant of your own!
We’d love to see your metal stamped creations. We’re going to be doing regular stamping round-ups so if you have a DIY metal stamping project you want us to share, let us know! You can email us or leave a link in the comments.
Margot and Avalon
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