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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!
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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