1. How-To-Steps for Metallic Stamping Handmade Jewellery!
• Clear the Flat Tag
Nunn Design Metallic Stamping Blanks are forged in lead-free pewter and plated with copper, 24k gold and .999 fines silver. A secondary plating means of including oxidation to the tags creates an aged end to the valuable steel.
Solely use a moist wipe to wash the floor of the stamped tag, not a sharpening material. Should you do use a sharpening material, and actually go to city with sharpening, you’ll ultimately rub away the plating.
• Safe the Tag
For finest outcomes, tape your Nunn Design Metallic Stamping Clean onto a metal block for stamping. It will present a agency and flat floor.
• Mark the Tag
You’ll not need to use any kind of everlasting pen or Sharpie Marker on the Nunn Design Metallic Stamping Blanks when marking your tags. Everlasting Markers won’t be detachable if you go to wash the floor. Use a pencil to supply a stamping information.
• How one can Maintain the Hammer
When utilizing your stamping hammer to make your impression, grip shut as much as the hammer’s head. It will permit you to strike with much less impression, extra of a “bing” than a “bang”. For finest outcomes use an 8oz Ball Pein Jeweler’s Hammer.
• How one can Maintain the Stamping Software:
When “binging” the Nunn Design Metallic Stamping Clean, you ought to be sure that the steel stamping instrument is held firmly (however not too tightly) together with your fingers and held upright. Resting your fingers on the steel stamping base will even permit you to hold the stamp regular and to not slip when binging.
• “BING” as soon as
While you “bing” – do it initially only one time. Should you “bing, bing” you run the chance of the stamp barely shifting and making a shadowed picture.
• “BING” once more if vital
Should you “bing” and it isn’t sufficient of a “bing” to supply impression, you’ll be able to line up the stamping instrument within the impression and “bing” once more to supply a deeper impression.
• Keep away from the sting
Metallic stamping forces the steel to maneuver, it doesn’t simply go someplace else. Should you stamp too near the sting of the Nunn Design Metallic Stamping Blanks, it’s going to distort the form and doubtlessly chip the plating. Keep away from being too near the sting.
• “BING” vs “BANG”
Should you “bang” too onerous, you can chip the plating each on the floor and on the bottom of the clean. Don’t get me flawed, you do should “bing” with some which means, you simply don’t need to smack the heck out of it. As soon as the clean is smacked there isn’t a going again or correcting.
• Darken the Impression
When darkening your impression, use a Wonderful Tip Sharpie Marker inside the recessed stamped space. Earlier than you darken your impression with the Sharpie Marker, have a Q-Tip and rubbing alcohol on the prepared. You’ll want to act shortly to take away the everlasting ink from the non-recessed areas. DO NOT use a sharpening material, for it’s going to take away the valuable steel plating from the forged lead-free pewter.
• Help Raised Tag Surfaces
In case you have a floor that doesn’t have a flat again, you will have to put one thing beneath to stop the tag from collapsing within the heart when stamping.
• Fixing “Errors”
In case you have tags you aren’t pleased with, you’ll be able to cowl them with colorized resin!
Listed below are a pair tutorials on making use of colorized resin to flat tags!
• Make a Punching Buffer
If you wish to punch extra holes, reduce a small piece of card inventory to stop the punch from damaging the flat tag. The cardboard inventory gives a buffer.
• Register with an Indent, Line Up, Punch:
Earlier than really punching your gap you’ll be able to press down barely with out the cardboard being in place. It will present an indented space so as to simply line up your punch into the outlet whereas the cardboard inventory is in place (making it onerous to see).
• Bending Flat Tags
We don’t suggest bending the Nunn Design plated pewter tags. The plating can simply crack when being bent with nylon bending pliers.
• Apply, Apply, Apply!
Metallic stamping, like every other artwork type, takes observe. Permit your self the time to be taught this new craft. In any other case, you simply received’t have any enjoyable making stunning jewellery.