Burned Lemon Technique

There is a challenge on ScrapZee to try the Burnt Lemon Technique, which consists of stamping with lemon juice, then heating that until it “burns”.  It took a lot longer to get to that point than I had anticipated and my pieces were fairly small, so I wound up burning fingers, messing up the table finish in one spot, and actually burning the paper a bit in at least one spot, too.  However, it did turn out pretty “antique” looking, which is cool.  The sketch and theme are from the MFP SpeedyTV Sketch With A Twist challenge.

3-18-14 SZ Kick MFP SWAT


I used lemon juice, ivory and brown papers and the sentiment is stamped using Rich Cocoa ink (Memento).  The pocket watch (top), old-fashioned alarm clock (bottom) and hourglass are from the Timeless Treasures set (Gina K), while the sentiment is from the Follow Your Dreams set (Gina K).

Thanks for spending some time with me today!  If you try this, let me know what you think of the technique.