Here’s the tutorial for the technique called Ghosting, as seen in this card:
- Begin with a panel of Glossy White card stock. (In my experience, non-glossy card stock does not give satisfactory results.) Choose a stamp for your ghosted image(s) — how clever of me to put all stamps on one clear block to save time! You’ll also need VersaMark ink. Make sure it’s good and juicy.
- Stamp your images on the Glossy card stock. Yes, it’s difficult to see what you’re doing, but that’s what makes this technique so interesting and unpredictable! It’s not necessary to let the ink dry, although I stopped to clean off and put away the stamps. Begin brayering your chosen ink. You’ll see that the coverage is very uneven. (I took the picture below after just one loading of the brayer.)
- Continue to add more color until the coverage is quite uniform.
- The Classic ink should dry almost immediately. However, I went ahead and cleaned my brayer before continuing. (See how disciplined I am? CAYG is my byword, at least today!) Don’t be surprised to see the color on the Glossy card stock muting a bit.
Come back tomorrow to see one of my cards made from these ghosted snowflakes!