We just had our first major snow storm of the year. WHAT? Snow in October? Yep! But I've just had so much fun this morning experimenting with SOOT STAMPING for the first time that I didn't even care about the snow outside. Have you tried the soot stamping technique? It creates a vintage photograph effect. For each of my cards I used the train from the Stampin' Up! set called Happiness is a Journey.
The technique is simple:
1.) Light a candle
2.) Using glossy cardstock glossy side down move your cardstock over the candle flame being sure that the flame touchs the cardstock. (WARNING: the edges of the cardstock will catch fire so do this near the sink in case of emergency.)
3.) The flame will leave black soot on your glossy cardstock. As soon as you've achieved the coverage you want, blow out the candle and then take your stamp and stamp directly (do NOT use any ink)onto the soot.
4.) Spray a clear fixative or acrylic spray over the soot to set the image. Do NOT touch the soot with your finger prior to spraying the fixative because you'll leave fingerprints. After you spray you can touch the area.
VOILA! That is all there is to it. Here are the three cards I made. I just love them and now I have three masculine cards to use for various occasions:
Well, I suppose I really should shovel off the deck and ramp now for the dogs. They haven't seemed to mind but it is pretty messy.
Until next time,