saguaro cactus, steel stamp, USA made, southwest design, 5.5 x 4 mm
saguaro cactus - design treated steel stamp.Each stamp is a wonderful design that will enhance anything you add them too. Earrings, Bracelets rings and so much more. The boundary is as big as your imagination. Step into the awesome world of silver stamping. Stamping tips.
*Tape down what your stamping with blue painters tape onto your steel block.
*stamp on a larger steel block.
*mark my stamps with a sharpie at the 6 o'clock on the design to guide you on alignment.
* take your time and make sure the stamp is not tilted in relation to the block.
* Before striking the stamp, gently rock the stamp on the steel block while pressing down to find the seat.
* Once it's seated, press firmly and strike.
* be sure your hammer strike is strictly a vertical motion. Angled strikes will not result in a good impression.
*All this is done in a matter of seconds. It definitely takes practice.
I generally use a 8 oz hammer.
Design stamps don't stamp the same as letter stamps. More care has to be taken to get a consistent result.
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