Thursday, 2 December 2010

Beware Pirates - New Technique

More Beware Pirates! I can't seem to ignore this stamp set for very long :o)

The design is very simple and similar to one I have used before. The colour scheme is Sahara Sand and Basic Black. I have embossed the sentiment with Black embossing powder. The edges of the image have been distressed using the Cutter Kit and the corners curled over with my tweezers.

The new technique I have used is STAMPING IN SOOT. I have used some of SU's Glossy White cardstock (page 87). This is not a technique for children to use - because you hold the cardstock glossy side down over a lighted candle. The cardstock must just touch the flame. You slowly keep the cardstock moving across flame so the understide becomes covered with soot - make sure you are holding the card with tweezers!

Stop when you are happy with the coverage - you don't want this to be even, it looks much better when the soot is patchy when used with this stamp set.

Place the cardstock on your table - soot side up and press your chosen stamp into it. You don't need any ink - the stamp with lift off the soot and leave it's image. Be careful not to touch the soot with your fingers as this will also lift off or smudge the soot.

When you have finished stamping, you will need to FIX the image. I used an Artist's Fixative for Pastel, Charcoal and Pencil. Just a quick spray, then leave to dry and your image is ready to place on your project :o)

Teri xxx

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