Mimbreno Artist Tray

By  Vickie Kammerer 

size: 3/4"x12-1/4"x12-1/4"

  • Mimbreno Artist Tray


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


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

Basic Supplies

  • taper candle, matches or lighter, newspapers, paper towels
  • 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.
  • 2. Press desired stamp, or stamp section, directly onto sooted ATC; do not wiggle stamp.
  • 3. Lift stamp straight off ATC and wash immediately. If using same stamp again, simply wipe clean between impressions for clearest results.
  • 4. Create a total of 12 ATCs, setting aside each completed card.
  • 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.
  • 6. Arrange ATCs in tray. When pleased with arrangement, adhere cards to tray with foam squares.
  • 7. Glue charms to tray as desired.
  • Tip
  • 1. Remember to wash stamps immediately after stamping onto sooted surfaces.