Rubber Stamping onto a Non-porous Surface

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Rubber stamps are a crafting basic, and now you can use them to stamp on metal pendants and charms. Follow our easy steps to creating personal jewelry elements.
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Tip 1Note: At the end of this technique we will show you four diffent ways to finish the pendant once you have stamped it. Please read the complete technique before you begin.
Tip 2Read through our Rubber Stamping FAQ before you begin.
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Step 1

You will need a clear rubber stamp, StazOn® Ink, an acrylic block, and a metal or non-porous surface. We have chosen to stamp onto a 29.5mm Antique Sterling Silver Plated Pewter Circle Raised Tag Bezel Pendant by Nunn Design. The Nunn Design Sealant is optional.

Step 2

Carefully place the clear rubber stamp on the acrylic block flat side down. Use the grid to line up the stamp.

Step 3

Choose the placement of the stamped image by holding the un-inked stamp above the raised tag pendant. Use the grid to line up the stamp.

Step 4

Ink the stamp by tapping the ink pad repeatedly onto the stamp from above.

Step 5

Stamp the item with the clear rubber stamp. Because it is a non-porous surface do not press the stamp down hard rather rock the stamp slightly back and forth to get a good impression.

Step 6

Carefully lift the rubber stamp off the item. Let the ink dry for at least 5 minutes. Now that your pendant is dry you have a variety of options for finishing it. Read below for instructions on how to finish your piece.

Finishing - Option 1

Black StazOn® Ink is a permanent ink and can be used alone on metal to create a stamped image. There is no further finishing required.

Finishing - Option 2: Step 1

For a slightly more permanent and glossy finish apply Nunn Design Sealant to the surface of the item. Let the sealant dry for 20 minutes.

Finishing - Option 2: Step 2

The sealed image will have a slightly shiny surface. You can leave the pendant at this stage or you can continue onto Option 3.

Finishing - Option 3: Step 1

You can add ICE Resin to the surface of the raised tag pendant for a high gloss finish with greater durability. Slowly pour a small amount of ICE Resin over the surface of the pendant. Refer to the Making a Domed Surface with ICE Resin technique for further instructions.

Finishing - Option 3: Step 2

Congratulations! You have created a unique stamped image on a raised tag pendant using ICE Resin for a high gloss permanent finish. You can leave the pendant at this stage or you can continue onto Option 4.

Finishing - Option 4: Step 1

You can add additional stamped layers to your pendant for a unique layered effect. To stamp another layer onto the cured ICE Resin pendant repeat Steps 2 through 6 of this technique.Tip: Choose the opaque ink for colors that will pop.

Finishing - Option 4: Step 2

Once the ink has dried add a layer of Nunn Design Sealant to the stamped area. Let the sealant dry for 20 minutes.

Finishing - Option 4: Step 3

Slowly pour a small amount of ICE Resin over the surface of the pendant. Refer to the Making a Domed Surface with ICE Resin technique for further instructions.

Finishing - Option 4: Step 4

Congratulations! You have created a pendant with multiple stamped layers and a high gloss permanent finish.

     

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