It all starts with this:
|Take one old spoon...|
|...cover to protect...|
|...take your well-used sledgehammer (I love my sledgehammer)...|
|...start pounding said spoon (and try not to pound over a divot in the driveway - DOH!)...|
|...and voila! After fixing the dents from the divot -a flattened spoon! (and a destroyed towel.)|
|Well, almost flat. Flat enough.|
|I filed and sanded the edge of the spoon as it was a little sharp and had some burrs.|
Here's the unfortunate result of my first attempt at stamping silverware. Boy, oh boy, was it difficult to get an impression! The spoon wasn't completely flat and I think that was the problem.
Sooooooo...it could be a cute project and I'm not admitting defeat just yet, but I definitely need to work on getting a better impression if I keep going this way. I won't be happy until the process is working better.
Anyone try this and have some tips? I have a bunch of silverware and really don't want to waste it all on horrible attempts.What I want is really adorable plant markers! HELP!