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Old 09-29-2008, 06:14 AM   #1
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We are putting up a brand new mailbox this week and my dh purchased one that is plain metal.

I have these ideas in my head to stamp scenes on the door of the mailbox and also the side of it.

What type of ink should I use? Will an acrylic sealant work to preserve the artwork?

Any suggestions?
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:20 AM   #2
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Stazon should work, but I still think I would "seal it" with something, I would think over time extreme weather may be kind of hard on it!
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Stazon should work, but I still think I would "seal it" with something, I would think over time extreme weather may be kind of hard on it!
That's what I'm afraid of - we live in North Dakota, so cold and heat are both a factor.

I want to do it right the 1st time.
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Yes, you can stamp and paint them both!

Look for exterior craft paint at Mike's or JA and when you are done, 3-4 coats of exterior clear coat.

I use to paint them for my hobby.
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Thanks for the information! Will Stazon ink work as well?
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StazOn fades in sunlight. I know this because several years ago my group made outdoor decor tiles and within 2 days, in our hot SoCal inland temps, one gals tile was almost back to its pre stamp condition; the image had faded so much. Now, in the house, out of direct sun, mine is fine.

So, I would take the advice of the other poster and get exterior craft paint and a good sealer.
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StazOn fades in sunlight. I know this because several years ago my group made outdoor decor tiles and within 2 days, in our hot SoCal inland temps, one gals tile was almost back to its pre stamp condition; the image had faded so much. Now, in the house, out of direct sun, mine is fine.

So, I would take the advice of the other poster and get exterior craft paint and a good sealer.
Thanks. That info helps a lot.
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Another idea is to get some primed canvas from an art supply store and magnet strips. Stamp and paint on the canvas and attach it to the metal box with the magnets. That way you can do different designs and change them out without any trouble. I used acrylic paints and then sealed with a spray sealer.
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Another idea is to get some primed canvas from an art supply store and magnet strips. Stamp and paint on the canvas and attach it to the metal box with the magnets. That way you can do different designs and change them out without any trouble. I used acrylic paints and then sealed with a spray sealer.
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