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Friday, February 11, 2011

Stamping and Painting on Metal

Hi Everyone! Samantha here with a quick tutorial on stamping and using these great paints on metal. The metal I'm using is a piece of 5x7 aluminum flashing that I purchased at a local hardware store. Next you'll need a stamp and Staz-on ink. Even though this ink is intended for non porous surfaces, once you stamp your image you might want to use a heat gun to speed up drying time. DO NOT hold the metal while heating it!

Once your ink is dry you can go ahead and begin painting. Because the metal doesn't absorb the paint, you might find that it goes on streaky. You can use this to your advantage by following the natural lines in your stamped images, like I did on the flower below.

Once you have painted your image, cut it out with a good pair of scissors (I use the Tim Holtz ones) but be careful! The metal edges can be sharp, sand down if necessary. Thanks for stopping by!


Kianel said...

gorgeous project and what a wonderful shimmer!
love from France, Kianel.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Love the shimmer, neat idea!

Chrissy D said...

Samantha, this is wONDERFUL - so shimmery!

Holly said...

Wow... who would have thought to stamp and color on metal?? This is fabulous!

byondbzr said...

That is awesome!