Mimbreno Artist Tray

Materials

  • 7gypsies Black Artist Printers Tray
  • Ampersand Art Supply Stampbord ATCs, 12
  • Assorted silver charms
  • Stamp A Mania assorted Mimbreno stamps: backgrounds, animals

Tools

  • Krylon spray finishes: Kamar Varnish, Matte Finish
  • Adhesives: foam squares, super glue

Basic Supplies

taper candle, matches or lighter, newspapers, paper towels

Directions

STEP 1

  • To soot ATCs, light a taper candle and get a steady flame going. Hold ATC facedown directly over candle flame. Cover entire ATC with a heavy layer of soot, moving ATC as needed.

STEP 2

  • Press desired stamp, or stamp section, directly onto sooted ATC; do not wiggle stamp.

STEP 3

  • Lift stamp straight off ATC and wash immediately. If using same stamp again, simply wipe clean between impressions for clearest results.

STEP 4

  • Create a total of 12 ATCs, setting aside each completed card.

STEP 5

  • Seal ATCs first with a few light coats of varnish, and then with a few light coats of matte finish. Spray from 12”-18” away and let dry between coats. Apply varnish first to preserve rich color of soot. Let dry.

STEP 6

  • Arrange ATCs in tray. When pleased with arrangement, adhere cards to tray with foam squares.

STEP 7

  • Glue charms to tray as desired.

Tip

  • 1. Remember to wash stamps immediately after stamping onto sooted surfaces.
by Vickie Kammerer
Mimbreno Artist Tray
Mimbreno Artist Tray