Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hammering It Out

My friends Paula and Dee were interested in trying a washer stamping tutorial I saw on A Little Tipsy blog. We gave it a try yesterday.

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I put together kits for us with all the supplies needed, including a 40-piece 1/8" Letter/Number Stamping Set I bought at Harbor Freight for each of us as well as the printed instructions.

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The workshop echoed with our hammering as we imprinted various words meaningful to us on numerous washers. We worked on a huge slab of granite Paula’s husband Sam put on the workbench for us. The tutorial was easy to follow and we quickly conquered the process.

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Then we moved on to fancier treatments. Sam taught us how to use a drill press and various tools so we could make holes in some of the washers to add jump rings.

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Here I’m holding one of the washers with a clamp and using a drill to smooth the edges in the hole made by the drill press.

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Dee contributed Tim Holtz products and inks, so we tried those on the washers which made for some really great effects.

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Paula added bling using Swarovski crystals. We ended up with a pile of fun washers (not all are seen here) and lots of plans for their use.

Although we started with a great tutorial, I love how each of us extended it to include our own personalities and creative concepts. It was such a fun day we decided to try new projects together more often.


9 comments:

nicolette said...

A fun experiment with great results! Isn’t it wonderful when all kinds of ideas pop up during the process?!

Thimbleanna said...

How fun June! Those are adorable. Do those dyes stay on the washers well? I love the addition of the little crystals too!

Saucy said...

They're very sweet indeed. I love projects like that, they just sort of morph and flow into... something interesting.

By the way, I always take the lovely glass globe that you blew for me down during the holidays because my Christmas tree would put it in peril. Yesterday, I was spring cleaning and I hung it up again and thought of you, dear friend. Take care!

Storybook Woods said...

Whooo, you go girls. Cool xoxox Clarice

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

WOW! Girls these look great! You are very hands on with all these tools..... LOL!

Stitcher said...

Looks like you all had a great time.

Bridgett said...

I love the tie-dyed effect of the color on them.

They look awesome.

And I'm really interested to know your plans for them...

Well done, as always!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Very pretty! I love Tim Holtz's products ...do you read his blog?

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I love these types of things. It's really a fun while doing this. Helpful article.