Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Wednesday Stampers --- Leaves

This weeks challenge on Wednesday Stampers is Leaves....I chose to use a Fern leaf .....and I used a technique on this card called Soot Stamping.
Soot stamping is done by using a piece of white glossy card stock. Using a clean stamp to get a good impression on the soot. A candle is also needed and a sealer.
How to do it: Have the candle lit....and take your piece of card stock (remember to use the glossy side) and hold it at an angle over the flame. Keep the paper moving at ALL TIMES! Moving it in a circular motion, till you see the soot start to form on the front of the glossy side. Once the soot is on the front of the card try to avoid touching it with your fingertips as it will remove the soot. Take a CLEAN stamp and press it into the soot (which will give you a negative image of your stamp). Seal the image with a sealant either a glossy or matte spray fixative. I use a Krylon gloss sealer, spray lightly and let it dry in between coats. Mount your image onto a card. Warning...remember you are working with a candle and paper which are very flammable.

27 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh my godness, is so stunning.

Hermine said...

WOW, this is beautiful.

johanna said...

i have ALWAYS wanted to do that sootstamping, its on my list for ages!!
your piece looks so absolutely wonderful, the fern stamp is just perfect for this.

DymphieM said...

Wonderful! Love the eerie effect of the fern leave.

Sanja said...

fab work. Love It!!

Andrea said...

This is wonderful, great technique

Gillian said...

Wow this is striking, great technique, thank you for sharing:)

Barbara said...

I think this is the best Soot Stamping I have seen.

Kelly said...

beautiful! neat technique!

Alexas Art Blog said...

its very precious !!!

KardKrazy said...

Fantastic technique.
Result is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Godelieve said...

Stunning card! I received a card with this technique in a swap a while ago, still have to try...

Marieke Vermeulen said...

PERFECT!

xxxMarieke

stampingbalou said...

This is just a stunning card - so soft and elegant - great !

Julie said...

What a knockout!

belinda said...

oooh, fab idea to do soot stamping! the leaf comes out just great!

Paula said...

Thank you for explaining how it was made. Very stunning piece of art. I love it.

Em's Blog said...

This is absolutely stunning.. what a fab technique and effect you've created!!

Viola said...

Gorgeous work!

Heather said...

I haven't done this in a long time- thanks for the reminder. Soot stamping is addicting.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Looks a wonderful result to what sounds like a great technique. Beautiful work.

shiloh said...

Words can't express the beauty of this technique. You certainly have mastered this. The leaf was a great selection for this technique.

Greensleeves said...

This is an absoultely fantastic piece! I have never heard of this technique, thank you for sharing!

Debbi Baker said...

Wow Claudette - that is so beautiful and delicate looking! Great technique too.

Silvia said...

wow, very special, but really wonderful.

Kathi Rerek said...

Wow! Stunning card! Just gorgeous.

I must try that technique.

Nikki said...

Wow, what an amazing technique.
I am going to have to try that!
Thanks for showing your beautiful card.