On my card, the school bus was stamped using this new technique. Since I was trying this, I decided to card lift the one shown in the book. It isn't exactly the same, but very similar. I even used twill on the bottom like they did.
Soot Stamping: directions are taken from the book I mentioned above.
1. Hold paper in center of flame until blackened with soot.
2. Let paper cool; press stamp firmly into soot. (You do not put ink on the stamp.)
3. Spray a fixative on image.
- Use a candle where the wick is even with the candle and not in a well.
- Hold the paper in the middle of the candle's flame to avoid catching the paper on fire.
- Stamps with large or sold designs work best for soot stamping.
- Avoid touching soot as your fingerprint will remove soot. (I had a fingerprint on mine and sanded the edge to blend it all in, so it couldn't be seen.) Once your image is stamped, spray with a clear spray to prevent smearing. (I tried Matte preserve spray and I still had my fingerprint show up. Then I tried hairspray, let it dry and it was fine.)
- Use a larger piece of paper than needed so you don't have to apply soot to the paper's edges. This also helps prevent catching the paper on fire.
- You must use glossy cardstock for soot stamping.
This is much easier than it reads. The only problem I had was the image wanted to smear. Once I sprayed it with hairspray and let it dry it was fine.
I think I answered all the questions from my blog candy post, so don't you think I should have a blog candy post soon? Well, I just might have to do that...keep watching!
Michelle, I haven't forgotten your question about my ink pad holder on a different post. My father-in-law did not have the directions, since he is never making another one. I don't think he liked drilling all the holes. Please email me at email@example.com and I will send you what I gave him to start the project.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!