Originally Posted by CAKath
Soot stamping is my nemesis! Much paper was flaming every time I tried this. I'll try again when I am in a patient mood.
I have found that if I put my candle (about 5" long and skinny) in a stand made from a block of wood with the right size hole drilled in the center, it allows me to hold the card in one hand and the knife in the other and manipulate them to get a nice overall coverage and not worry about controlling the flame as it is stationary. I love the soot technique---both the positive and the negative processes.