Saturday, July 25, 2009

Soot Technique ATC's

Soot technique is an old favourite of many stampers. It's quick, simple but gives spectacular results. The original technique simply used white gloss card stock but I wondered how they'd look with some colour put onto the gloss card first so I have coloured some of the gloss card with alcohol inks or glimmer mists. How to make a great technique even more wonderful.....add some colour first!
All of the following atc's have colour added to them. To find more on soot (including non-colour ones) on my blog, simply type in "soot" in the search box on the right. Handy little widget that one!!!

These first 2 are the samples in my atc technique book that the girls in my classes are making. Of course, they are doing their own style to put into their books.

"Black Bird Fly"... (stamps by Cherry Pie and yes, that's a bit of flyscreen down the bottom!)

"Fragile"... (Tim Holtz tree stamp, Green Pepper Press fragile stamp. Fragile stamp embossed with Ranger Queen's Gold embossing powder, a beautiful colour.)

Samples for the classes:
"Damaged"... (Zetti face stamp, circle stamps by ??? - an old cheapie I've had for years!)

"Line"... (Green Pepper Press building stamp)

"Fear Not"... (Zetti main stamp, splotch by ??? and Fear Not by Cherry Pie. Love the colour of the embossing powder too, it's Liquid Platinum by Ranger!)

"Odonata"... (Dragonfly stamp by Stampers Anonymous with some Antique Linen Distress Stickles down the left and Golden brand Bronze paint splattered over the surface)

I recently took part in a yahoo group atc swap using Twinkling H2O's so I made some bleach & H2O atc's and posted them off. As I had made one extra, I included this in a monthly WTA (Winner Takes All) on another yahoo group. This is about the most trading/swapping I've done for ages! The stamp is a discontinued Hero Arts Vintage Map stamp, pity they don't make this any more....I could've sold heaps of them!!!


I do have more soot ones in various stages of production in my studio and will post them when they are done.


Sam Marshall said...

WOW!!! They look amazing. I just love all of them. This technique fanatastic and I love the addition of colour.

Jenxo said...

Magic!! they look fantastic with that bit extra of color. jenxo

Davinia said...

I love the Blackbird one. Soot technique is fantastic and the results are always such a delightful surprise.

Svetlana said...

Another of my favourite techniques. Great look of the underlying alochol inks. Can't wait for class. My favourite stamp (map) looks as usually sensational.
I'm glad I got industria tech right. When you have excellent teacher any effort is aesier.

Lindart said...

These are so AWESOME!! I love the first one and the second one best. So "Halloweenish" I've never done this technique, I think it's time I tried it!

Linda Cain said...


Mar said...

i like this technique...ever since i saw you first give a tutorial for it
i haven't ever tried it yet
but i keep getting inspired to when i visit

all your examples are lovely works

Jacky said...

Kelsey I love the addition of the colour with the soot technique...looks fantastic, especially with the embossing. Must look out for the Queens Gold, love the look.
Great stamps too!

Jacky xox

Debbi Baker said...

Kelsey - the addition of background colour really makes these pop! Love your stuff!

celticmystyc said...

I've been looking for you all my creative life...I'm so glad I've stumbled upon you. I've booked mark you and can't wait try these fantastic techniques you've shown..Black Bird Fly is my FAVORITE!!

Marjolein said...

Oh my gosh... you just make the most gorgeous looking ATC's! I love this (and the stamps... oh geez.... already spent so much dollars LOL)
No clue what the soot technique is, but I will find that out I guess!