What do you do to remember something special? Stamp words, messages, special dates, or create patterns and design with design stamps on metal! Alphabets, all sorts of design stamps as well as steel bench block, sandbag, and a brass hammer are necessary for success. Choose from lots of different metal blanks or metal sheet for your design.
Practice and planning makes perfect! Use a scrap piece of metal to practice your hammering techniques before moving on to the finished piece. Plan out your design or messages with a sharpie marker right on the metal.
Finishing applies to stamping as well! Patina with liver of sulfur and polish with ultra polish pads. File edges with a file, sandpaper or to speed things up, use a flexshaft and polishing wheels. Shape already stamped metal with nylon tools, pliers and mallets so as not to disturb the patterns and textures.