Welcome back for week 2 of the fortnight challenge with Smudgy Antics!
The theme for this challenge is
You may interpret the challenge theme anyway you choose. For those attempting to use actual flame of some sort please use common sense and have a basin of water nearby as well a fire-extinguisher. We don’t want any injuries or burnt down homes in the making of your burnt offering projects.
Examples of Burnt Offerings include, but are not limited to, the following:
Burn the edging of your cardstock or a portion of your project.
Use a soot stamping technique.
Use a wood burning tool in some fashion on your project.
Use your heat gun to scorch areas of your project.
Also acceptable, especially for the accident prone folks, are the following:
Use a faux Burnt technique.
Add faux flames to your project.
I’m sure there are other things, but we will let you folks decide what to do.
Here is my DT “Burnt Offering” for the challenge:
I went with “Soot Stamping” and used the rubber stamp set from Smeared Ink’s Rubber Club called “Prints.”
Here is a view of this awesome rubber set, that you can still order from the Smeared Ink’s Rubber Club!
I used my label maker for the senti.
To Soot Stamp requires patience, you need either glossy card-stock or you can use photo paper. You also need a lit candle in a non-breezy room. Because you need to control the flame. The actually touches the paper. But only for a second or it will burn. Let the flame touch the paper and move it in a circular motion.
Here is a don’t do:
I have circled the bubble that the flame created because I left it on the paper a second to long. When applying the glossy CS to the flame, watch it closely and let it actually touch just the top of the flame. It is easy to cause bubbles and to actually catch it on fire.
Edit: I forgot to mention that this technique does need to be Sealed. I have heard that some folks use hairspray, however in my opinion hairspray will rub of; it’s a water soluble base, and also does not adhered well to paper ect… (But that is my opinion.) I like to use Krylon’s Crystal Clear acrylic coating. Shown below:
Soot stamps can be tedious but it does create some awesome effects!
I do hope that you will join us for “Burnt Offerings” at Smudgy Antics Challenge blog.
The winner will receive a $5.00 gift voucher to Smeared Ink.
Also don’t forget to check out the Smeared Ink Rubber Club, members can order past sets!
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