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Monday, July 30, 2012

Technique Tuesday -- Soot Stamping

Technique Tuesday on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog

Boy do these Tuesdays fly by! I hope you are having a good week.  I don't know about you, but the heat and humidity came back to my neck of the woods and I am looking forward to Fall! This technique is perfect for a Fall card, so I made one.  I have heard of soot stamping for many years, but I have never tried it. I just love the look of this technique and I hope you do too.

Supplies needed:

  1. multi-colored ink pad
  2. sponges
  3. glossy cardstock
  4. candle
  5. sealer spray
  6. something to hold card over flame ( I used needle nosed pliers )
Take the sponge and choose colors from the multi-colored ink pad and sponge color onto the glossy cardstock. I started with lighter colors to darker colors. You can also use individual ink pads.

When the cardstock is completely covered with ink, light the candle and turn the cardstock upside down over the candle using the needle nosed pliers to hold it with. Keep it very close to the flame, moving it around quickly. The cardstock will start to turn black.

Keep running the card over the flame quickly until most of it is black.  Be careful because the edges can catch fire! Believe me, I KNOW!!!! LOL! Now take your uninked stamps and stamp onto the blackened cardstock. The stamps will take off the soot and leave an imprint.

You will definitely have to use sealer spray to seal your card because the soot will rub off easily. Don't you just love the look of this? I went crazy and made a bunch of backgrounds. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!


Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:
  1. Celestial glitter
  2. Swirly Maple
  3. Loveliest Smile


Brenda said...

What a beautiful fall card! I can just visualize those piles of leaves burning in the fall...

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

April - what a clever idea!! The effect is gorgeous and just perfect for a fall project! What a gorgeous card!
It's hot and humid here as well - but we've been camping so are loving the hot days at the beach!!

namabear said...

Nice fall card all those pretty colors.

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