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Coloring Metal Stamped Letters Using Acrylic Paint

Step 1

You will need metal stamps, a hammer, bench block, stamping blank, and acrylic paint. You will also need paper towel and masking tape.

Step 2

Lay the stamping blank on a bench block. Use a piece of masking tape to hold the blank down and to use as a guide for the lettering. Choose the first metal stamp. Hold the stamp so that the impression will be right side up.

Step 3

Line up the letter to be stamped using the reflection in the silver and the masking tape.

Step 4

Hold the stamp straight up and down. Using a heavy hammer, hit the top of the letter stamp with one good hard blow.

Step 5

This should leave a clean, deep impression of the letter or design.

Step 6

Continue stamping the blank. Line up the next letter using the reflection.

Step 7

Continue stamping until you have completed your saying or design. Remove the stamping blank from the bench block.

Step 8

Dab the stamped blank thoroughly with acrylic paint.

Step 9

Wipe off the excess paint with a paper towel. Let the recessed paint dry thoroughly.

Step 10

Congratulations! You have created a beautiful colored stamping blank.