Thursday, November 17, 2011

How to Wednesday ~Playing with Fire or Colored Soot Stamping!

Hi Everyone,
I've got some fun for you today. I’ve got a card I made using the “Colored Soot Stamping Technique” or as I call it Playing with Fire!!!! hehe
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…and here is how you do it.
1. Select the colors of ink you would like…I thought I would use two colors but ending up using one. Stamps you would like to use and some Mat Finish Clear Acrylic Sealer. I like to use a taper candle for this technique too. You’ll need some sponges and white glossy paper and something to light your candle with. .colored soot stamping 001
2. using your sponge sponge all over your piece of Glossy Card Stock. I always use a larger piece as you never know how much of it you will have left once you do this! hehehe
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3. Light your candle and holding at an angle touch the flame to the colored side (shiny side) of the Glossy Card Stock. Keep it moving once you see soot starting to appear.
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3. Continue on until the sheet is almost all sooted up! Now here is what I’m talking about….It caught fire twice on me….you though I was kidding about making your cut bigger than needed, to start, didn't you? NOT!! Holy Moly or should i say Great Balls of Fire!!! Make sure to blow out any little fires you may start.
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4. My sooted cardstock, minus a bit! Not take your stamp of Choice and dry stamp onto the piece removing the soot. Make sure to clean stamp in between stamping so it’s doesn’t build up and you get a clear image. Do not touch the area as you will get soot all over you. See the flame? Don’t do that!!! hehe
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5. Once you’ve cleaned your stamp and finished your piece spray it with the Clear Acrylic Sealer and let dry for a few minutes and cut to desired size.
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…and here is what I made with my Sooted piece. Hope you’ll give this fun technique try!!
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  1. Hi Lee thanks for sharing this idea with us. I had abit of a chuckle to myself as I read this I would hate to see what a short video unedited would have looked like if you had of done that. However this a great idea I really love it and can't wait to give it a go.