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Hammering Texture on a Blank

About this Tip:

This super-simple hammering technique will give you a unique look to every blank you use in your designs--no two are alike!


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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Choose your texture hammer and get ready to make some noise. Lay a metal blank on your steel block and hammer pattern until your desired texture is achieved.
Step 2:
Your blank will probably become curved. You’ll want to flatten this out by turning the blank over and placing it on your nylon block so you don’t mar your design on the front. Take your plastic mallet or rawhide hammer and hammer the blank until flat.
Step 3:

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