Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Technique Blog Hop: Ghosting

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! If you are coming from Tracey's Blog, you are on the right track!

This month there are 13 of us highlighting the “Ghosting” Technique as shown on page 45 in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book! This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit DEBI BARBER'S BLOG. While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way. Let’s get started!
  • To create the ghosting effect seen on page 45 of the idea book you'll first need some embossing supplies along with some ink and sponge daubers. You'll need versamark clear ink, clear embossing powder, a heat gun, and a craft tray. You'll also need to heat up an iron. 
  • Start by embossing the image you would like to be the ghost. You'll emboss this in clear.
  • To do this, stamp the image with the versamark ink.
  • Then place in a craft tray and pour on the embossing powder.

  • Shake off the excess than return it to the jar.
  • Heat the image with a heat gun until the powder is melted. Set aside to cool briefly.

  • Next you can either stamp or dauber ink over the image. In the case of the vampire above, I used the sponge dauber in black and gray ink. The below Cocoa cup was stamped as this was a base & shade stamp set.

  • Then place a piece of computer paper over the image and press a hot iron to transfer the embossing powder to the scrap paper and away from your image. Then you are finished.

Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Melissa's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!