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.