Swirled Soot Backgrounds

This project shows you how to create a swirled background using a candle.

Materials Needed

One piece of white gloss cardstock 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Black ink pad (dye based or pigment)
The Watcher stamp by Kaligraphika
Clear spray varnish
A cheap candle


Light your candle and pass the cardstock over the flame. MAKE SURE TO HOLD THE PAPER FAR ENOUGH AWAY FROM THE FLAME SO THAT IT DOESN'T BURN!! Move the paper so that it catches the soot coming off of the flame until it forms a pattern that is pleasing to you. Once that is done, ink the stamp and stamp the image as you normally would. Spray with clear varnish to seal.

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