I had a package of 20 tags and I think it took me 15 tries to figure out how to properly hit and place the stamp…so now I’ve ordered a larger pack of tags and I’ll be busy making custom jewellery tags once my order comes in! The cost per tag is 39¢ each if I only ever make 200 tags. (This price is in Canadian dollars and includes shipping and tax on the tags and the custom stamp. In US dollars they are 29¢ a tag for the first 200. If you don’t include the price of the stamp, they are 7¢ each.) This is a much better price than the $2 tags I’ve been saving!
Impress Art also carries a paint like patina that I was eager to try as I find guilder’s paste to be messy. (Mine is always dried out–even when ordered new and then I have to mess around with a solvent and before I know it, I’m wearing more guilder’s paste than my jewellery.) I like the “Stamp Enamel” but found it didn’t get thicker or darker with multiple layers and I could actually wipe off a previous layer with a new application. For a quick job like darkening a tag this is a great product to have handy as you only need to swipe the tag with the “Stamp Enamel” and the impression is dark.
With some practice I can turn out some nice jewellery tags.
Resources: Impress Art
Custom Stamp: $50 https://www.impressart.com/products/custom-metal-stamp.html
Jewellery Tags: $5 https://www.impressart.com/jewelry-tag-circle-premium-stamping-blanks.html
Stamp Enamel: $8 https://www.impressart.com/products/tools-supplies/other-tools/stamp-enamel-marker.html
Impress Art products are available at a various retailers. Check their site to find one near you.
Jeannette Froese LeBlanc lives in a little red school-house on the edge of a woods in rural Ontario, Canada with her husband, children and a menagerie of pets. She holds a Master’s degree in education as well as several bachelor’s degree’s in history and arts. When she is not teaching, Jeannette makes jewellery in her home studio. She is inspired by nature and her life as a mother. To see more of her work follow on her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sassyandstella/