Registered: August 27, 2004 Location: home of the stamping viking goddess Posts: 40474
Wed, Jul 20, 2005 @ 6:30 AM
this looks really great!, laffenstamper- the soot stamping works better if you use cheap candles, they produce more soot. and it also works better if you actually let the flame touch the paper, just keep it moving so you don't start a fire.
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Registered: May 11, 2004 Location: Alberta Posts: 9618
Registered: December 31, 2004 Location: Beautiful BC! Posts: 8108
Wed, Jul 20, 2005 @ 6:46 AM
Soot stamping is super easy! Take your glossy cardstock (I cut my pieces to trading card size) and let it touch the flame of a candle. Slowly but not too slowly, run your glossy cardstock GLOSSY SIDE TO FLAME through the flame - flame MUST touch cardstock! Be careful - you can always go back and darken it by running it through numerous times but you don't want to let it sit for any length of time in one spot because it will burn!!! :) Once you have it as dark or light as you want, place it face up on your worksurface. Take an UNINKED stamp and stamp it into the soot. When you pick up the stamp, the soot where it was will have lifted off. AFTER BLOWING OUT CANDLE, spray stamped piece with sealer - I used extra strong hold hairspray! Once it is dry, it's good to work with. Don't touch it until you've sealed it and the sealant is dry because the soot will lift off where you touch it.
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Registered: March 4, 2005 Location: northern alberta Posts: 329
Fri, Jul 22, 2005 @ 8:50 PM
Hey...I wanted to say you did a fantastic job at 10-4-10 with this topic. We had a lot of fun and I think a lot of people have found a new way of stamping....you are a great demo and a great teacher....keep up the great work and TFS