Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Reverse Soot Stamping

For this tutorial you will need the following supplies:

Glossy cardstock - white
Rubber stamp of you choice
Clear embossing ink - any brand
Candle in a holder - taper is best
Cotton ball
Long tweezers or a clothespin
Clear acrylic sealer - spray

Step 1
Stamp your image onto the glossy cardstock with embossing ink.

Step 2
Light your candle.  Holding one corner of the stamped image with tweezers or a clothespin, pass the paper (stamped side toward the flame) through the flame until it is covered with soot.  Keep the paper moving or it will burn.

It should look something like this.

Step 3
Gently wipe off all of the soot with a cotton ball.

Step 4
Seal your work with a clear acrylic sealer.

Step 5
Create something with your newly made image .

Here is how I used mine.

Products from Red Rubber Designs

You can get this tutorial as a free download in the Red Rubber Designs store.


  1. Way cool, Sarah. I'll have to try it. Thanks for the excellent tutorial.

  2. I have done soot stamping before but not in the reverse way. Will have to remember this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh Sara, this is great tutorial! Gorgeous idea, thank you!

  4. Wow... Sarah, that's an amazing technique - thank you so much for sharing it with us. Loved this card when I saw it over at yours, and it's so lovely to see its creation in close up!
    Alison x


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