Stamped Spoons

We have had so much rain in our neck of the woods lately that outside projects have been limited.  So the other day I decided to try a spoon stamping project … again.  I tried it a few months ago and had very little success.  So after a little more research, I decided to try again.

I started out with old spoons, metal letter stamps, a hammer, a metal pad on top of a cutting board, some painters tape, a black marker, an old rag and a heavy duty hammer.  I did read that you should use a good set of stamps to make an imprint on stainless steel. Mine worked but if I were to do a lot of them, I would invest in a better set.

I wrapped a spoon in the rag and started pounding away with the heavy hammer until it was flattened.  The rag saved the spoon from getting scratched.  You can see that the rag took a beating.  I did try stamping without flattening the spoon and was not successful.

I then taped the spoon tightly to the metal pad and using the edge of the tape as a guide stamped the letters on.  It took a few hits to get a good imprint.  I am still figuring out the best way to do this but I kind of like the less than perfect look to these.

Then I coloured the letters in with a black marker and wiped off the excess.  This highlights the letters.

I love the way they turned out!  I can see them planted amongst the plants all over my house and garden.  

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