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Candle Soot Technique
technique looks complicated but is so easy! You don't even need ink. The
resulting look is beautiful and unusual. This technique has a huge "WOW
factor!" You will love it! Here’s how to stamp with candle soot.
Hairspray or Matte Sealer spray
- Light your
candle. I like to use a big pillar candle or a taper candle firmly in a
- Now, take a piece
of cardstock and swipe it through the flame. Hold the cardstock parallel to
the counter or table and swipe it through the flame, kind of near the top of
the flame works best. Hold the cardstock lightly on the edges. Soot will
accumulate on the bottom side of the cardstock. Continue to swipe as many
times as need to cover the cardstock in soot. Start at one end and work
towards the other end of the cardstock. If you swipe quickly the soot goes
on lightly. When you go slowly the soot accumulates thicker. Play around see
what speed works best and gives the best coverage.
- When you have
finished coating the cardstock with soot, take an uninked stamp and stamp it
on the cardstock. The stamp lifts off the soot. Clean your stamp. Handle the
piece with care as the soot can rub off before it is sealed.
- Carefully spray
the cardstock with hairspray or a matte finishing spray like for tole
painting. This seals in the soot so that it will not rub off. When you seal
it, the color will change from a brownish black to more of a gray. That is
- Now, just mount
and attach the stamped piece on your card, gift bag or project of any kind.