Tools & Materials
- Stamping Checklist
- Large craft sticks. These came colored from the craft store. ***Updated! These faded with the sun and water within a few days. If you want color, get plain wood and spray paint them and perhaps seal them.***
- Blanks of your choice. I used the Aluminum Large Mod Plaque. I chose Aluminum so it wouldn't rust or oxidize in the elements.
- Letters and Design Stamps of your choice.
- Epoxy Glue
- Gilders Paste
- Super Fine Steel Wool
- To stamp your blanks, follow the instructions in our FREE Online Class, Stamping On Metal.
- Darken the impressions using Gilders Paste. I chose gilders paste because I thought it would last longer than Sharpie ink, especially since these will get hit by the sprinklers on a daily basis.
- Immediately after applying the gilders paste, use a tissue to wipe the excess paste from the surface (leaving it in the impressions). I used steel wool to remove the excess gilders paste because I wanted a slightly brushed look. The small hands of an 11-year-old work great for this step! :)
- Use epoxy to affix the blanks to the sticks. Let them sit for 24 hours to fully cure.
- Plant your garden! Throw those ugly plastic stakes out and label your plants with your fancy handmade ones.
- Water, weed, repeat... then EAT!
|Stella helped, too!|