Colored Soot Stamping
by Beate Johns
Take soot stamping up a notch by brayering your cardstock beforehand.
- Glossy Cardstock
- Dye Ink
- Acrylic Sealer [ buy it ]
Ink up your brayer with dye ink and start rolling it over your glossy cardstock.
Continue to do so until your cardstock is evenly colored.
Light your candle. Hold glossy side of cardstock over the candle, so that the flame touches it. Move the cardstock around quickly.
WARNING: Be careful! The edges of the cardstock will catch fire easily.
Take your stamp and press it onto the soot covered cardstock.
NOTE: Don't touch the soot-covered part with your fingers, or you will have fingerprints. The soot comes off easily.
Continue to add more stamped images if wanted.
Spray your image with acrylic sealer to prevent smudging.
Finish your card.
Go color crazy!
Brayer your cardstock with a spectrum pad for a completely different look.