How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?

By on September 26, 2011

Here is what you need:

Metal stamping letters/numbers set, polymer clay, acrylic paint, flat wooden sticks, ceramic tiles or glass, cookie cutters, rolling pin, embossing tool or fat needle, paper plate, paintbrush and a cloth.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Take a piece of polymer clay and soften it while kneading.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Put the flat wooden sticks on the ceramic tile (makes it easier to transfer to the oven) and roll with the rolling pin over the clay so that it’s nice, flat and even.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
When you rolled out a piece, lift it up carefully and
transfer it to another tile so you can roll out more little clay slabs.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Punch with your cookie cutters, figures out of the polymer clay slab.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
I made two sets in black and white clay.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Before you stat using your letter stamp set, wipe it off with a soft cloth. The stamps are a bit oily to make sure they don’t start to rust.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Before you start stamping, try your stamp on a sample of Polymer clay.
This way you know how hard you have to press the stamp to get result and it will also be good to see if you’re not holding the stamp upside down.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Hold the metal stamptool as straight as possible and press lightly into the clay.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Here is what I stamped…
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
If you click on this picture below, you will see better what I stamped on the clay.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Take your embossing tool or needle to punch a hole in the clay.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Carefully take the piece of clay off the ceramic tile and punch with your embossingtool or needle on the backside of the clay so that the hole can be used.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Preheat your oven to 110°C or read the instructions on the packaging of the polymer clay you are using.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Put the ceramic tiles with the clay pieces in the oven for 30 minutes
and let it cool down afterwards. It’s ready to use when they feel cold.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Put some acrylic paint on a paper plate and paint the sides and front of the clay.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Let it dry for a while.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
When it’s dry, rub it with a damp cloth
so that most of the paint will come off again.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
The harder you rub, the more paint will come off.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Here is another example with gold acrylic paint. Paint it.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Rub the paint away with a damp cloth.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Ready!

 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?

Here are some results on the white and black clay. On the white ones, the paint doesn ‘t look really good I think but I love the black ones. On the white ones, the paint just looks a bit dirty…
It obviously is best to use this technique with colored polymer and contrasting paint.

 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
I made a little package with very thin metal wire. I twist the wire around a needle to create a tiny spiral.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
I used chrochet thread to wrap double around the package.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
You can also make it an ornament.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Wrap lots of chrochet thread around the package and add the clay label.

 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?

 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Only wrap thread around one edge and attach the clay gift tag.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
In case you have a hard time getting the thin thread
through the little hole, here’s a tiny trick that makes it super easy…
Cut a small piece of metal wire.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Fold the metal thread in half and put the thread in between.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Stick the metal thread through the little hole of the clay.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
See how easy it is, you don’t even need glasses for that! icon smile How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
I love the white, untreated gift tags best, they kind of look like porcelain clay…

 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?

There are lots of possibilities with this metal letter stamp set and I can’t wait to use it for my ceramic work too. If you like to try it for yourself, don’t hesitate and order a set of your own at EviesToolEmporium. I garantuee you lots of pleasure with it! icon smile How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?
Michele from EviesToolEmporium also gave away a metal letterstamp set to a jewelry designer who used it to stamp metal. She made a little video montage and it’s awesome, you can find that tutorial here.
 How to use a metal letter stamp set with clay?

If you like to receive all the gifttags that I made for making this tutorial, please leave a comment . There’s many more then you see in the pictures!