Sunday, January 22, 2012

Make It Monday #49: Ghost Masking



This week's PTI Make It Monday challenge #49  is ghost masking.  I've never seen this technique before, so it was fun to try something new.  I was also glad to discover Garden of Life again.  Bought it a couple of years ago and have barely used it.  Sound familiar?

The frame  from Mat Stack 1 is not a full-bleed stamp, so I had to do a little finagling to get the borders at the masked area to work properly.  First I die cut the Mat Stack 1 from vellum.  Then I stamped the frame image on the die cut piece and hand trimmed right up to the stamped image.  Next, when I was "ghost" stamping inside the frame area, I found that I had to move the vellum a bit to get it right up against the stamped the frame image.  So every time I stamped an ghost image, I moved the vellum mask around a bit.  Hope that makes sense.  In retrospect, I think it would have been easier to skip the die cutting, stamp the frame image on the vellum, and cut it out with a craft knife.  Or I could have just chosen a full-bleed stamp in the first place!

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps:  Garden of Life, Background Basics: Text Style, A Big Thank You, Mat Stack 1
Ink:  Hibiscus, Berry Sorbet, Chai, Chamomile, Spring Moss, Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (SU!), Berry Sorbet
Accessories:  Mat Stack 1 die