Tuesday Tip: Ghosting

Here’s the tutorial for the technique called Ghosting, as seen in this card:

  1. 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.
  2. Debra Burgin Ghosting #1

  3. 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.)
  4. Debra Burgin Ghosting #2

  5. Continue to add more color until the coverage is quite uniform.
  6. Debra Burgin Ghosting #3

  7. 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!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
This entry was posted in Techniques and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Tuesday Tip: Ghosting

  1. Yapha says:

    Love this technique!! Such a cool look! I can’t wait to see the finished card!

  2. Tanya Boser says:

    Ooooh, aaahhh, it’s MAGIC! I really like this technique!

  3. Ohh and aww is right! love this!!!

  4. Very cool. I love the color– so bright.

Comments are closed.