Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Rubber Stamping with Lemon Juice

After receiving a wonderful Christmas Card from my very talented friend Claire made by stamping with lemon juice then using a heat gun to scorch where the juice stamped image is I thought I'd give it a whirl.
I found myself wasting lots of card and even a watercolour paper until I found the correct absorbency and weight that I needed the other thing I found was the thicker the card the longer you needed to use the heat gun and I managed to melt the end of my gun then a brain wave I turned on the cooker grill and grilled the paper in half the time.
On my card it is the snowflake background that has been stamped in the lemon juice and the wording and the Bird was stamped using the Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink.



15 comments:

Beryl (bik59) said...

WOW, what a fantastic effect.
Beryl x

Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful card Jak, thanks for the techinique, I have never heard of doing that before, must give it a try.
Sue

PeeJay said...

It turned out really well Jak! Love the effect and the colours ...

Anonymous said...

Great effect Jak making a lovely card and it must smell oh so good too.
Myrax

Claire Brennan said...

Oh fabulous Jak - It looks great with the gold - and thanks for the mention!!

Ruth (ooffee) said...

WOW! It's gorgeous - and something else new for me to try! Thank you! Ruth x

joey said...

Hi Jak, what a fabulous card, and a fabulous effect! thanks for sharing. joey xxx

Anne said...

Love it, love it, love it. Thanks for sharing this technique - another one for the 'to try' list! x

Colleen said...

This reminds me of the secret messages we used to write as kids..what a neat idea!

Lavender Rose said...

What an unusual technique! Lovely pretty card, don't think I will try this Jak as I can see me burning the kitchen down!

Durham Lass said...

It turned out well in the end. I would never have thought of grilling a card and that has tickled me.
Hugs,
Shirley

Anonymous said...

Most unusual effect on a card, Jak. I saw an example of Claire's on her blog. This is a very elegant interpretation.

Alice (beemer)

mad mary said...

Fantastic card Jak, don't think i would have the patience to try it out so many times like you did but boy am i glad you did.

Mary

witsuebea said...

Love the card Jak, is the little bird flocked? it looks so soft.my regards XsueX

Foxycrafts said...

What a great technique and a wonderful card. Another on my 'to do' list. lol

Love Joan :o)