For the image on this pad and pen tin the “Soot” technique was used.
Here’s what you need:
Glossy Card Stock
Candle (A tapered candles works faster then a pillar candle)
Matte Spray Sealer
Please do this technique using caution. Over a sink is a good place in case paper catches on fire, although I have never had it happen.
Here’s What to Do:
1. Light the candle.
2. Using tweezers hold the card stock’s edge and touch the flame with the card stock, glossy side to the flame, and keep moving card stock through the flame until soot accumulates on card stock. Experiment how dark you want the card stock to become.
3. Hold the card stock by the edge and place with the glossy side up on the counter taking care not to touch the soot.
4. Use an un-inked rubber stamp and stamp image onto the soot covered card stock. The stamp will pull off the soot and the image will appear. If you’re not happy with the image repeat the process.
5. Spray lightly with a matte sealer.